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Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

The evidence is clear that couples are waiting to have children at a later age. While some studies suggest a link between a father’s age and a mental health diagnosis among offspring, a new Dutch study considered the behavior problems of children born to older parents...
Strengthening Bond with Autistic Child Can Ease Mom’s Stress, Depression

Strengthening Bond with Autistic Child Can Ease Mom’s Stress, Depression

New research finds mothers of young children with autism can reduce parenting stress and depression by improving their relationship with the child. Investigators from Case Western Reserve University examined the effects of this technique in a small experimental...
Childhood Tics May Not Go Away, Kids Just Get Better at Hiding Them

Childhood Tics May Not Go Away, Kids Just Get Better at Hiding Them

Around 20 percent of kids will develop one or more compulsive tics, such as excessive blinking, throat clearing or shrugging, at some point during childhood. Yet far fewer (only around 3 percent) go on to develop a chronic tic disorder, such as Tourette syndrome. In...
Parents Play Key Role in Preparing Autistic Teens for Driving

Parents Play Key Role in Preparing Autistic Teens for Driving

When parents of teens with autism prioritize independence, it can significantly help prepare their children for driving, according to a new study published in the journal Autism in Adulthood. The study, compiled by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia...