Do neighborhood affect parenting practices? Most of the literature around how neighborhoods influence parenting looks at families with older children; a new Crane study studied this influence for families with infants. In our highlights of this research, we also share a possible action step based on the findings.
Biting commonly occurs between 4 months and three years of age. Although biting is normal, young children require support to find alternative, safe behaviors to replace biting. We present three approaches for helping prevent and respond to biting, and a practice example.
Tantrums are episodes of crying, hitting, kicking, throwing objects, or falling to the floor. Tantrums are common and can be developmentally appropriate. They can also occur due to limited coping or language skills, efforts to seek attention or get their way, or avoid activities. We present three approaches for helping prevent and de-escalate tantrums.
Given that children literally have the metabolism and energy levels of well-trained endurance athletes, asking them to sit still all day is against their very nature. Evidence suggests that it is also less effective for learning—as it turns out, recess is as important as math and reading.
Policy-makers must update Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards to reflect the “Active Start” guidelines set by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) and require that early childhood programs meet these guidelines for ongoing licensure and accreditation.
Runaway and homeless youth are one of the most vulnerable populations worldwide. These youth are most often disconnected from family, and underserved by communities, left to fend for themselves on the fringes of our society. With limited rights and privacy, they have little access to services and supports needed to survive independently.
About 29,000 children in Columbus live in extreme poverty. Each year, the City of Columbus invests almost $18 million in resources for low-income households. However, the impact of this investment on child outcomes is not clear. The goal of the Kids in Columbus Study is to better understand how families access and use community resources.
Based on data collected through the Kids in Columbus study, this paper examines the extent to which families with young children accessing WIC services experience food insecurity. It also looks at whether food insecurity varies by family characteristic.
The purpose of this study was to identify which new mothers may be especially prone to use Facebook more often and more intensely, and to further examine the potential consequences of Facebook activity for new mothers’ emotional well-being.
Greater father positive involvement weakened the effect of family poverty on child behavior problems. For children living below the poverty level, greater father positive involvement further disrupted the persistence of internalizing behavior problems from early to middle childhood.
KICS discovers how community resources help young children grow up healthy and strong. The study seeks to understand how the mix, duration, extent, timing and type of investments during early life (0-5 years) impact the social-emotional, cognitive, behavioral and health development outcomes of children living in economically disadvantaged families.