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Reading With Your Toddler Boosts More Than Just Language Skills

New research finds that reading to your toddlers and young children is good not only for their language skills, but also for their behavioral and social skills.

“Evaluating prior studies on parent-child reading in children up to age 6, researchers in Hong Kong found positive effects for both sides in so-called psychosocial functioning, which . . . → Read More: Reading With Your Toddler Boosts More Than Just Language Skills

Black And Latino Children Are Often Overlooked When It Comes To Autism

Autism affects children from all racial groups and ethnic backgrounds, but new study finds that black and Latino children and more likely to be diagnosed later than white children, loosing precious time for treatment and intervention.

“In 2007, a study by a team at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology, . . . → Read More: Black And Latino Children Are Often Overlooked When It Comes To Autism

Mothers’ Exposure To Air Pollution Tied To Cellular Changes In Kids

Recent study finds that traffic fumes and pollution is bad for pregnant women to breathe, it injures their developing fetuses at the cellar level.

“Women who breathe polluted air during pregnancy have babies with greater signs of “aging” in their cells when they’re born compared to babies whose mothers breathed cleaner air, a new . . . → Read More: Mothers’ Exposure To Air Pollution Tied To Cellular Changes In Kids

Childhood obesity rates rise 10-fold since the ’70s

A recent report looking at worldwide obesity rate trends since the 1970’s has found that obesity in children and teenagers is ten times higher now than it was in 1975. The report predicts that five years from now, more children will be obese than underweight.

“More specifically, in 1975, there were 5 million girls . . . → Read More: Childhood obesity rates rise 10-fold since the ’70s