Late Bedtimes in Very Young Can Have Long Lasting Consequences

Children who do not get early, adequate sleep before the age of 4 are more likely to develop ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder). A study of 6868 preschool children from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort has found that early, regular bedtimes is a strong predictor of normal development.  Lack of regular sleep in this age group…

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One Weekly Drink During Pregnancy Influences Child’s Behavior

Children exposed to alcohol in the womb were 3.2 times more likely to exhibit aggressive behavior problems by 6 years old than children with no fetal alcohol exposure. Even as little as 1 drink per week increased risk and greater use increased childhood behavioral problems even more. The authors warned that a mother should be informed there…

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