behavior

Babies Know When You're Sad, Study Finds

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If you're the type to keep a blank face when things go wrong, baby can see right through you -- and even empathize with you -- a new study published in the journal Infant Behavior and Development reveals. The study posed two scenarios to a group of 71 babies who were all around 18 months old. Half of... Read more

Blame Bad Behavior On Bacteria

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You may take this as good news or bad news, but to a degree, your toddler's behavior might be out of your hands. That's the word from a new study out of Ohio State University. Researchers found that the abundance and diversity of certain bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of kids between 18... Read more

Toddler Tips from Supernanny Jo Frost That Totally Work

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There were times in new motherhood I was desperate and drowning -- in questions, exhaustion, and insecurity. And just when I thought I couldn’t make it one…more… minute, someone rescued me. There’s a woman, a goddess really, who got us through years of toddler behavior issues and trying times. I could turn on her show, Supernanny, and feel like... Read more

Study Says Dad’s Mental Health Affects Baby’s Behavior — Do You Agree?

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New research suggests that a father's mental health during a mother's pregnancy may have a significant impact on the child's risk of behavioral problems by the time he or she is 3 years old. Though previous research explained the strong link between a mother's mental well-being and her future child's behavior, this new study says... Read more

U.S. Autism Rates Have Increased

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a new study which estimates that 1 in 88 children in the U.S. are identified with having an austim spectrum disorder, up 23% in 8 year olds since the last report in 2009. The study looked at data from 14 communities -- findings ranged from 1... Read more