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There is evidence that corporal punishment (CP) increases the risk of future agressive behaviour of the child ("Mothers' spanking of 3-year-old children and subsequent risk of children's aggressive behavior" published in Pediatrics). They state the following results of their study Frequent use of CP (ie, mother's use of spanking more than twice in the ...


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No. Co-sleeping is unsafe, particularly when compared to placing a child into a suitable cot / crib. Most of this risk comes from the bed and bedding not being suitable for infants, but suffocation by overlying is also a significant risk. The only safe place for an infant to sleep is on its back in a crib/bed that meets relevant standards. A ...


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The article directly links the papers abstract which in turn links the full paper. Both of which are always really nice. What population does it apply to? Subjective well-being levels over the period of having a first child. We measure levels of subjective well-being over the transition to parenthood, measured from two years before a child is born ...


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I think it's worth providing an alternative viewpoint to this question. Outside of the Western, developed world co-sleeping is the standard way for parents to sleep with young children, not the exception. This article's fonts makes me want to burn my eyes out, but the final paragraph has a very interesting graphic created from NIMH data: In China, where I ...


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Quoting from the "Effect of Shaking on Lipolysis of Cow's Milk" Journal of Dairy Science Volume 21, Issue 11, November 1938, Pages 671–682 (emphasis added): Eufinger (10) showed that the titratable acidity of human milk increased several fold upon shaking for a few hours, and that the increase was associated with the presence of fat since the acidity did ...


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I guess you cannot spoil someone who is not able to anticipate that if he cries the care-giver will come to help. I've read from different sources that this developmental milestone is achieved when babies are 9-12 months, eg. here: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/itf09cogdevfdcae.asp The reference given is Lerner & Ciervo 2003. My guess is that it refers ...


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This prospective study in the UK found a serious risk of neonatal necrotising enterocolitis amongst formula-users. A. Lucas, T.J. Cole. Breast milk and neonatal necrotising enterocolitis, The Lancet, Volume 336, Issues 8730–8731, 22 December 1990, Pages 1519–1523 In a prospective multicentre study on 926 preterm infants formally assigned to their early ...


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After looking at a number of statistics that don't tackle your question directly, my impression is that being in a single-parent household might be correlated with an important factor of childhood sexual abuse, but that it is not a contributor on its own. Namely, a strong correlate of childhood sexual abuse is involvement of the biological father in raising ...


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This appears to be false. Knudson, "The Pet Food Market," 2003 (SOURCE): Pet ownership is higher in households with children than in those without children. In a survey conducted by Mintel, 64 percent of households with children present owned pets whereas 52 percent of those without children owned pets (Mintel, p. 67). The Mintel paper referenced is ...


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This phenomenon is described under co-sleeping in psychology. Its based on childs being used to lying beside mother/father. In the transition phase to sleeping alone the teddy is compensation. If a adult is affected by not having a teddy, should look for a good therapist ;) source source


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Preface: I somewhat wanted to post a comment vs. an answer, but this is obviously far too long. Take it how you want. I've got some sources, but not what you were really looking for. The tl;dr summary is that: I concur with the compartmentalization theory, and think we all have our irrationalities Religiosity may be primarily influenced by genetics My ...


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Yes, it is a factor. The degree results of nearly 300,000 British graduates were tabulated by the month of their birth. The number of graduates varied as a function of month of birth. So too, but in a different way, did the quality of their degree results. A number of possible predictors of the results are examined. These analyses suggest that, among ...


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It seems that the claim about the importance of crawling is most likely false. I was not able to find evidence supporting this theory. The closest I could find was a reference to a study in the same book cited in the article you linked: The book "Stopping ADHD" cites a study by Dr. Miriam Bender that found that at least 75 percent of the learning-...


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In scientific research, it's important to build up a body of evidence before we can draw conclusions. Once we have enough studies, if we see that a few find a real effect of birth order on personality but the majority find no effect, then we should probably abandon the theory of birth order and focus on other things that can affect personality. A quick ...


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From Cannabis use while Breastfeeding, an article on drugs.com: Although published data are limited, it appears that active components of marijuana are excreted into breastmilk in small quantities. Data are from random breastmilk screening rather than controlled studies because of ethical considerations in administering marijuana to nursing ...


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(a) Research in co-sleeping reveals that it may reduce stress in children. Children who had coslept in their parent's room had lower cortisol levels, as did children who had attended less daycare in the first 4 years of life Waynforth 2007. An early history of co-sleeping contributes positively to cortisol regulation in 12-month-olds and after ...


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There is a comprehensive review of the literature regarding the best time to introduce solids to infants. Using the available information on the development of infant’s immunologic, gastrointestinal and oral motor function, as well as maternal reproductive physiology, the expert review team concluded that the probable age of readiness for most full ...


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There are a few individual case studies that seem to suggest it's difficult but possible. They're far from perfect as evidence since they're self reported, but there's one case of a woman in Australia which is sufficiently detailed, seems to be independent of groups with a direct interest in advocating the technique, and contains enough caveats on the ...


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Specifically designed games increase working memory performance and may boost intelligence scores: http://www.pnas.org/content/105/19/6829.full http://www.cogmed.com/gains-fluid-intelligence-training-nonverbal-reasoning-4yearold-children-controlled-randomized-study#.T5u4zFK92Xs If the popular games feature elements similar to the games referenced in the ...


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Do the unpleasing side effects of a cigarette out weigh the chemical response of pleasure induced from smoking? A few important links stated by the research of the U.S. government. One statement tells us: Research has shown how nicotine acts on the brain to produce a number of effects. Of primary importance to its addictive nature are findings that ...


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Estimates of 10 per cent to 30 per cent non-paternity rates are massively inflated figures which contribute to the myth of high misattributed paternity. The number of children whose biological father isn’t their social dad is probably far smaller than you’ve been led to believe, although the 30% figure seems to be a zombie-statistic that refuses to die. ...


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The United States Department of Agriculture recommended in a PDF report to: The following guidelines are recommended to thaw and warm breast milk: Avoid too much heat or shaking because heat will damage the protective substances in the milk and very vigorous shaking will cause the milk fat to separate out. http://www.womenshealth.gov/ ...


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UPDATE: After further research I have found NO references to any actual paper, and no direct assessment of the phantom paper. I was under the false impression that the harvard gazette would be more responsible with information. A link to someone claiming the hypothesis to be bogus: http://mainstreamparenting.wordpress.com/2008/01/23/when-proof-is-not-proof-...


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