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Students Cruising Through College With Little Asked of Them, Little Learned, Book Says

That diploma won't mean much if your college student skips on the studying. Credit: Getty When you phone your daughter at college at 3 p.m., only to discover she's just rolling out of bed, or you ask your university-attending son what ...Growing numbers of undergraduates are moving through college without working particularly hard, and without key learning skills, such as complex reasoning and critical thinking.

Well-funded Preschool Programs Reduce Crime, Report Says

Wanna keep your kids out of cuffs? Send them to preschool. Credit: banspy, Flickr
Still not sure if you want to send your kid to preschool? You might want to pay attention to this: A new study says kids who don't attend preschool are twic...
A new study says kids who don't attend preschool are twice as likely to be arrested for violent crimes by the time they're 40.

Parents Find Playing With Kids 'Boring,' and Kids Know It

Does family game night bore you to tears? Credit: .A.A., Flickr
If you fear your head may explode if you have to play one more board game or build yet another village out of blocks, you're not alone. A new survey commissioned by Disneyland...

U.S. Kids, Parents More Likely to Have Conflict Than Europeans

Having trouble getting up the stairs? Sorry, your grown kids don't want to help. Credit: Ctd 2005, Flickr
Not getting along with your parents lately? Blame the American health care system. So says a new study by LiveScience, which found pa...

Nurturing Helps Baby's Development, Studies Say

A mom's caring can help diminish any prenatal stresses a baby may face once out in the world. Credit: Damon Dahlen, AOL
Go on, give your baby those few extra hugs and kisses today. Not only will the added affection make you feel good, but two...

Moms Have More Leisure Time Than They Think, Researcher Says

Researchers say moms have more time on their hands than they think they do. Credit: zoutedrop, Flickr
You work a full-time job and then you come home and make dinner, clean the house and put the kids to bed. And don't forget about the laundry. So...

Teens More Stressed Now Than During Great Depression

More of today's teens are reporting anxiety and depression. Credit: Getty Images
A study that tracks the emotional and mental health of high school and college students reveals that kids are more stressed now than they were during the Great Depr...

Baby Einstein Co-Founder Goes to Court Over TV Studies

Baby Einstein DVDs are displayed at a Borders book store. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
A co-founder of the popular "Baby Einstein" videos is going to court to clear the names of his wife and himself, despite the fact that they currently...

Children Raised on Tough Love Are More Successful, Study Shows

How would you handle this situation? A British study says tough love is best. Credit: mattdm, Flickr
Are you too nice to your kids? A British think tank released a report that says children brought up on tough love are more successful. The rep...

Advocates of Breast-Feeding Accuse Formula Co. of Deceptive Marketing

Can some formula make your baby smarter? Maybe not. Credit: curls & crossbones, Flickr
A new study claiming to show a link between DHA-enhanced baby formula and higher intelligence for babies has come under attack by breast-feeding advocat...

Dogs and Toddlers Understand Gestures at Same Level

Dogs are just as smart as two-year-olds sometimes, according to a recent study. Photo: jupiterimages
It turns out that dogs are more like our children than we realize. Two studies have found that man's best friend possesses a two-year-old child's...

First Born Kids Get More Mom Time

Hey, all you little brothers and sisters! Looking for ammunition against your parents? It's your lucky day -- a new study out of Brigham Young University shows that first-born kids get as much as 30 minutes more quality face-time with mom and dad tha...

New Research Offers Hope for Peanut Allergies

Studies suggest that it may be possible to cure peanut allergies -- but parents should not try this at home. Having a child who is allergic to peanuts has got to be difficult. It's hard enough making sure kids don't eat rocks and sand, small toys ...

Does Your Stroller Face Forward or Back?

Breast or bottle? Plastic or wooden toys? So many decisions. Now we can add a new one to the list: Forward- vs. toward-facing strollers. New research suggests that children who use strollers that face the person pushing them interact and laugh wit...

Stressful Home Life Making Kids Fat?

A Swedish study of more than 7,000 families found that kids with a highly stressful family life are twice as likely to be obese when compared with children living in low-stress environments. The study followed kids from birth to age six, and durin...

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