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For Newborns Exposed to Opioids, Health Issues May Be the Least of Their Problems - NPR

While prenatal opioid exposure can cause troubling symptoms and addiction, it is the long-term consequences that may have a more severe affect on children born addicted to opioids. According to Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, research shows that the…
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Florida Ranked 40th in Latest Kids Count Report - Northwest Florida Daily News

The annual Kids Count report released this week ranked Florida as 40th in the nation. The report provides a child- and family-centered analysis of Census data and economic indicators from 2015. The report focuses on four domains: economic well-being,…
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The Everyday Struggle of a Child Whose Parents Are Incarcerated - Smithsonian Magazine

An estimated 2.7 million children in the United States have at least one parent behind bars. Read more.
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Dad's Interaction with Children in Early Life Could Have Positive Impact on Cognitive Development - News Medical

In a new study published in The Infant Mental Health Journal, researchers found that babies with fathers who were more engaged and active with them during their first several months of life performed better in cognitive testing. Read mor…
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Harsh Parenting Predicts Low Educational Attainment Through Increasing Peer Problems - ScienceDaily

A recent study published in Child Development looked at 1,482 students, over the span of nine years, in Maryland to see if the way they were treated by their parents would influence their academic success and physiological development. The…