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Klabbers, Gert A.; Wijma, Klaas; van Bakel, Hedwig J. A.; Paarlberg, K. Marieke; Vingerhoets, Ad J. J. M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
In order to examine (1) the stability of the mother-child-bond and (2) associations between mother-child-bonding and aspects of maternal-well-being, pregnant women (N = 170) completed measures on well-being and mother-child-bonding at two antepartum and two postpartum time points. We found relatively weak associations between mother-child-bonding…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Well Being, Pregnancy
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McGuigan, William M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
There is a need for more research focusing on the health outcomes of infants born to the understudied group of adolescent mothers. Archivical data from four independent sources were used to answer the following research question: During the child's first year, what adverse health factors are associated with acts of intimate partner violence (IPV)…
Descriptors: Mothers, Family Violence, Early Parenthood, Infants
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Silva, C. V.; Cruz, E. J. S. da.; Gouveia, A. J.; Pedroso, J. da S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The aim of this research was to assess global and socio-emotional development and infant's language of caregivers by means of the third edition of Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development. Literature points peculiarities on the institutional setting and that presence or absence of mother can impact infant's development in several forms.…
Descriptors: Infants, Social Development, Emotional Development, Child Development
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Kim, Yunhee; McMullen, Mary Benson – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The current study focuses on infants' sleep-wake states in group child care and relations of those states to infant-caregiver interactions. Qualitative case studies were conducted with four infants (3-7 months old) in an infant room at a child care centre. Video-recordings were the main format for data collection with the four infants and video…
Descriptors: Sleep, Infants, Child Care Centers, Video Technology
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Truzzi, Anna; Islam, Tanvir; Valenzi, Stefano; Esposito, Gianluca – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Responses to infant signals are critical to infant development and well-being. However, brain mechanisms underlying paternal responses to infant crying are still largely unknown. Here using EEG, we investigated brain activations in two different groups, 10 fathers and 10 non-fathers, in response to infant-related sounds: typically developing…
Descriptors: Infants, Verbal Communication, Brain, Fathers
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Neves, Vanessa Ferraz Almeida; Katz, Laurie; Goulart, Maria Inês Mafra; Gomes, Maria de Fátima Cardoso – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study captures the possibilities of infants' interactions in a Brazilian Early Childhood Education Centre. It contributes to an increasing number of educational research that is capturing the specificities of how young children use their understandings of context through gestures and verbal forms of language to create meanings as they develop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Infants, Child Development
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Kahraman, Ayse; Gümüs, Merve; Binay Yaz, Seyda; Basbakkal, Zümrüt – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study aimed to examine the assessment of nutritional status in early childhood and the experiences of the mothers whose children started traditional and/or baby-led complementary weaning. The study included 485 mothers who used social media, all of whom had a 6-24 month-old child receiving complementary foods. In order to collect data,…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Infants, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship
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Martinviita-Hietala, Mariia; Joskitt, Leena; Ebeling, Hanna; Yliherva, Anneli; Moilanen, Irma – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Risk factors for parenthood, early interaction and parents' perception of their 1-year-old child were examined in relation to the demographic and pregnancy-related background factors and to the further training for public health care nurses (PHCNs), according to European Early Promotion Project (EEPP). The short version of the Parenting Stress…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Child Rearing, Infants
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Corr, Catherine; Milagros Santos, Rosa – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Cross-system collaborations are central to the provision of services for young children with disabilities who have experienced abuse. While multiple position papers and policy briefs emphasize and encourage these cross-system collaborations between the Early Intervention and Child Welfare systems, very limited empirical research has examined these…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Abuse, Child Development, Child Welfare
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McAndrew, Annamaria J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Maternal perinatal depression is not an uncommon experience, yet few mothers are identified and treated--a concerning fact, given the potential for negative impact on both maternal and infant well-being. In the present study, I review recent research in the field of maternal perinatal depression and highlight associated developmental outcomes…
Descriptors: Mothers, Prenatal Influences, Depression (Psychology), Infants
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Dai, Qian; Lim, Ai Keow; Xu, Qiu Jie – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Relations between maternal mind-mindedness, parenting stress and obstetric history were investigated in a Chinese sample of 96 mother-infant dyads (M[subscript infants' age] = 15.95 months, M[subscript maternal age] = 30 years). Parenting stress and obstetric history were assessed through questionnaires while mind-mindedness was observed through…
Descriptors: Mothers, Metacognition, Infants, Parent Child Relationship
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Coelho, Vera; Barros, Sílvia; Burchinal, Margaret R.; Cadima, Joana; Pessanha, Manuela; Pinto, Ana Isabel; Peixoto, Carla; Bryant, Donna M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Although literature reports associations between parent-teacher communication and childcare quality, little is known about how such communications are related to family, child and childcare characteristics. This study examines whether child, family and childcare experience characteristics predict the level of parent-teacher communication, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Communication
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Blaurock, Sabine; Kluczniok, Katharina – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Based on the concept of educational quality of the home learning environment, stimulating and responsive family time is crucial for children's development. In turn, time use depends on the developmental stages in childhood. International studies indicate that family patterns of time use are associated with a family's resources (i.e. level of…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Environment, Educational Quality, Socioeconomic Status
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Öztürk Dönmez, Renginar; Bayik Temel, Ayla – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The aim of this review is to identify the behavioural soothing interventions (BSIs) used for reducing infant crying and to determine their effect. Studies had to describe an experimental study addressing infant crying and BSIs in the first six months after birth. Searches were performed in Web of Science, Pubmed, Science Direct, EBSCOhost,…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Intervention, Infant Behavior, Infants
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Freund, Jan-David – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Early temperament predicts various aspects of development. In large-scale studies, temperament is often assessed via parental report because naturalistic and structured observations are costly and bear the risk of subject loss. However, the validity of such parental reports has been disputed repeatedly. This article compared parental reports on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Parents, Personality Traits
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