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Are Children Like Werewolves? Science Investigates!

Well hello hello! Welcome to “This Week In Parenting Research”, an (allegedly) biweekly column where I take a look at research that might be of interest to parents.  This week I came across a paper with the excellent title “Are Children Like Werewolves? Full Moon and Its Association with Sleep …

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FoodHealthPseudoscienceScience

Science Is My Scaffolding: Why I Won’t Share That Robyn O’Brien Post

Recently a blog post entitled Food Allergies: Don’t Tear Down the Scaffolding caught my eye. Widely shared in online food allergy circles, the post made an impassioned plea for treating food allergy parents with kindness. I wanted to share it too but the post was published at Robyn O’Brien’s website. I’m …

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Ages 13-17 (Teen)HealthScience

Risky Behaviors Among Sleep-Deprived Teens

Welcome to “this week in parenting research”, a biweekly (mostly) column where I take a look at new research that may be of interest to parents or anyone who works with kids. This week, I’m focusing on an interesting report from the CDC. For those of you who have never …

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HealthScience

Age and ADHD Diagnosis in Taiwan

Well hi there! Welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”, a biweekly column where I take a look at new research that may be of interest to parents or anyone who interacts with kids regularly. This week I found an interesting recent paper from The Journal of Pediatrics called “Influence of …

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HealthScience

For F*ck’s Sake, Stop Using Vaccine-Injured Children as a Reason Not to Vaccinate

“I’ve gotten to be pretty familiar with the subject. You know, I have a theory — and it’s a theory that some people believe in — and that’s the vaccinations. We never had anything like this. This is now an epidemic. It’s way, way up over the past 10 years. …

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Ages 2-5DisciplineScience

What is Fair? How Young Children See Justice

Well hello and welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”, a biweekly look at new and/or interesting research that might be of interest to parents. This week I wanted to focus on a study from Developmental Psychology called “Children’s Reasoning About Distributive and Retributive Justice Across Development” by researchers from …

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HealthPseudoscienceScience

Meet the Alternative Medicine Doctor Who Uses Flint as a Marketing Ploy

Here’s the thing about parenting a Minecraft addict. When the addiction gets bad (like what’s wrong with your eyes bad), you’ll do just about anything to get them off the couch and away from their Minecraft world. Even if that means attending an expo for alternative health and medicine. Sometimes I just need …

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Ages 13-17 (Teen)HealthScience

The Curious Case of the Missing Chocolate Milk Study

Welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”! Today I want to talk about a study that’s important not for what it says, but rather for what it didn’t say…or did say….or could say…or….well, we don’t know actually. Despite an enthusiastic university press release, details of the study are surprisingly hard …

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Science

What Age is Hardest on (Some) Moms?

Well hello hello! Welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”, where I break down a new and interesting study I find that somehow relates to parenting. I’m still playing around with the format, so bear with me. As the mother of a 3 year old who informs me daily that …

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ActivismBabiesHealthScience

No, Monsanto Isn’t Responsible for Zika, Microcephaly or the Apocalypse.

The worrisome rise in microcephaly cases in Brazil has experts scrambling to determine a cause. Is it the Zika virus? Or is it something else? Most experts believe there is a link between Zika and microcephaly — the World Health Organization says it expects to confirm the link in a matter …

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