Researchers from Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital say Growing up in a loving home boosts children's brains and makes them more intelligent. Children in care have less grey and white matter than those brought up in a typical home environment.
Researchers from Dartmouth College studied 1228 children between 12 and 14 and then analyzed their behavior six years later. They concluded that Teenagers 'can be corrupted' by Hollywood sex scenes.
The study, based on nearly 700 popular films, found that watching love scenes could "fundamentally influence" a teenager's personality….
"Adolescents who are exposed to more sexual content in movies start having sex at younger ages, have more sexual partners, and are less likely to use condoms with casual sexual partners," said Dr Ross O'Hara, who led the study…."This study, and its confluence with other work, strongly suggests that parents need to restrict their children from seeing sexual content in movies at young ages."
Boxed in, wanting out A new study of American families reveals troubling trends: Too much stuff, too little time.
… [N]ew research by UCLA-affiliated social scientists concluding that American families are overwhelmed by clutter, too busy to go in their own backyards, rarely eat dinner together even though they claim family meals as a goal, and can’t park their cars in the garage because they’re crammed with non-vehicular stuff. The team of anthropologists and archeologists spent four years studying 32 middle-class Los Angeles families in their natural habitat — their toy-littered homes — and came to conclusions so grim that the lead researcher used the word “disheartening” to describe the situation we have gotten ourselves into.
I've posted this before but it's worth saying again. Exposure to energy-efficident CFL 'curly' light bulbs can be harmful to healthy skin cells. Incandescent bulbs have no effect. Given the mercury it contains, the hazardous waste created when a bulb breaks, the lousy light it gives, and now the damage to normal healthy skin cells, parents should not allow them in the house.Posted by Jill Fallon at July 25, 2012 11:52 AM | Permalink