Questions tagged [children]

Term has many and varied definitions depending on context, but is generally accepted as the period in life between birth and puberty, although this can be argued. Can also refer to offspring at any stage in life.

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Do chiropractors cure bed wetting?

As many parents know, bed-wetting in young children is a frustrating problem. In a nearby town, at least two of the three chiropractors claim they can resolve bed-wetting issues. Are there any merit ...
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Do school uniforms improve student behavior?

Many of the advocates of school uniforms claim that uniforms for students in K-12 reduce behavior problems such as bullying. What evidence exists to support or contradict these claims? For example, ...
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Are there banned words in New York standarized tests?

I just came across a random post on a random news blog saying that several words were banned from New York's standardized tests. This included common words, such as Christmas, dinosaurs, birthdays. ...
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Does counting with fingers diminish the ability to work with numbers in the future for children?

There is a belief that says children who count with the aid of their fingers will be prone to having problems in math in the later years to come. Is this belief true?
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Do “scare kids straight” programmes reduce criminal activity?

It seems obvious to many people that if the consequences of an activity are sufficiently scary people will naturally avoid the activity. If the consequences of criminal activity are frequent death, ...
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Is allowing an infant to cry harmful to its development? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is sleep training a form of neglect or harmful? One of the most popular schools of thought regarding modern parenting is that not immediately responding to an infant's (...
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Is there a link between mercury poisoning and attention deficits in children?

From the campaign biography of Dr. Jill Stein, U.S. 2012 presidential candidate for the Green Party: [Jill] played a key role in the effort to get the Massachusetts fish advisories updated to ...
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Does a child need a father and a mother? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any scientific evidence regarding measurable adverse effects (if any) of child rearing by homosexual human couples? Every time someone brings up same sex couples and ...
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How necessary is crawling for proper childhood development?

I thought about posting this at parenting.SE and might cross-link to it, but for now I see it as somewhat of a claim that's tossed around and in the same bucket as some others (like not standing too ...
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Are there negative developmental effects for children given into early childcare?

Not long ago there was an intense debate in Germany over early childcare, with conservatives advocating incentives for mothers to stay at home and progressives advocating for improving early childcare ...
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Playing music at night for babies/toddlers causes or contributes to ADD/ADHD

I've heard that playing music at night for babies and toddlers (i.e. children under 2 years old) can cause or contribute to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) when they get older. Is there any ...
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Has anyone died from tampered candy at Halloween?

Year after year parents are bombarded with all of the risks of trick or treating. Razor blades in apples, poisoned candy, etc. Even the CDC warns against eating anything homemade or before a parent ...