March 8, 2019
The Week in Early Learning
This week’s best reads about early learning from around the web — March 8, 2019 edition.
It’s hard to stay in the loop of what’s going on in the world of early childhood. But we’ve got you covered!
Each week we will comb through the web and find the most interesting early childhood reads.
New research findings on vaccinations continue to confirm that vaccines save lives. The New York Times published an opinion piece by Brett P. Giroir, Robert R. Redfield and Jerome M. Adams. Admiral Giroir is the assistant secretary for Health and Human Services. Dr. Redfield is the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vice Admiral Adams is the surgeon general.
“Vaccinations save lives, protect our children and are one of our greatest public health achievements. As public health officials, our role is to advance the health of the American people. This must include championing vaccinations.”
Does anyone in your household use Claire’s or Justice makeup products? Toss them out! The Food and Drug Administration confirmed Tuesday that Claire’s and Justice, two retailers aimed at tweens and teenagers, carried makeup products that contained asbestos. Claire’s, a retailer designed for tweens, denied the FDA’s report and accused the agency of mischaracterizing its cosmetics.
Pregnant women are often told to avoid stress. Easier said than done. Work, school, life—stress is inevitable. And now researchers are saying they can even document an ill effect on babies when mothers confront one of the most unavoidable stressors: natural disasters. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, researchers found that the stress from dealing with the storm had adverse effects on the infants born soon after.
Do you share lots of information about your kid? Did you read The Atlantic‘s opinion piece about it? Rachel Martin of Morning Edition talks to Taylor Lorenz of The Atlantic about what happens after kids become old enough to navigate the Internet, and discover parents have already created an online presence for them.
“Some kids were upset about the information that was out there about them. So they would google themselves and find, you know, in some cases their parents had consented to school websites posting about them. They were upset that maybe their whole sports record was up there or that their parents had posted a lot more public stuff than they realized.” — Taylor Lorenz
Young children who suffer from abuse or neglect often develop problems with following directions and complying with the expectations of parents and other authority figures. Lack of compliance can lead to other issues, including difficulty regulating anger and academic problems. In a new study, researchers evaluated the effectiveness of a home-visiting intervention designed for parents of children referred to Child Protective Services (CPS).