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Soda Contributes to Behavior Problems Among Young Children
Sugar-sweetened beverages are one of the major culprits in the obesity epidemic, but sodas have also been connected to behavioral problems among teens. That link apparently extends to young kids as well. Read more

Behavior Problems? A Simple Fix That Gives Immediate Results
Does your child have behavior problems? According to researchers at the University of London, all you may have to do is apply one simple fix to your child's routine in order to see immediate results. Read more

Tots who sleep less have more behavior problems, says study
Four-year-olds with shorter than average sleep times have increased rates of "externalizing" behavior problems, reports a study in the July Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Read more

Child ODD? Understanding oppositional defiance disorder
All children, especially when tired, hungry, stressed or upset, can act oppositional from time to time. This oppositional behavior might include arguing, talking back, disobeying, and defying their parents, teachers, and other adults. Read more

Study: Many Parents Are In Denial About Their Kids Obesity
A new study found that even when parents recognize that their children are overweight, many fail to do anything about it - even to see it as a problem. Read more

Study: 'Tiger Parenting' Tough on Kids
"Tiger mom" and Yale professor Amy Chua caused an uproar last year with a Wall Street Journal article about the superiority of her strict, Chinese-style version of parenting. Now, research suggests that critics of the piece may have had a point: High-achieving Chinese-American children do, in fact, struggle more with depression, stress and low self-esteem than their equally high-achieving European-American counterparts, and the reason involves parenting style. Read more

Parents often spank out of anger and for trivial reasons, real-time study finds
Parents spank their children much more often than they admit and for trivial misbehaviors, suggest the just-published results of a study based on real-time home audio recordings. Read more

Parents value grades over kindness, kids say in new study
When your kid gets straight As, it's cause for a celebratory dinner out. When they win a baseball game, there are loud cheers from the bleachers. But when that same kid helps an elderly neighbor with yard work, is there any kind of fanfare? Read more

Sometimes the 'problem child' is actually a problem parent
I absolutely love it when people begin to realize that the problems they're having with a child are of their own making; when they begin to realize, in other words, that the child is not the problem -- they are! Read more

Why divorce can be so difficult for teenage children
Text messages between Chris Huhne and his 18-year-old son lay bare how much anger a divorce can generate and how damaging it can be for vulnerable young adults Read more
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