Editor-in-Chief: Lee M. Pachter, DO
ISSN: 0196-206X
Online ISSN: 1536-7312
Frequency: 9 issues / year
Impact Factor: 2.323
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Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (JDBP) is proud to present a special issue on Sleep in Pediatric and Developmental Conditions in collaboration with  the Journal of Pediatric Psychology (...
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Behavioral sleep training techniques for infants, particularly extinction and graduated extinction strategies based in psychological learning theory, have existed, and been successfully implemented, for many decades. How...
A recent discussion board conversation between SDBP members highlighted one of the challenges of managing children on antipsychotics: distinguishing gynecomastia in boys who have steady weight gain. Dr. Ami Bax asked mem...
This is the JDBP editorial response to last month's USPSTF draft report on Autism Screening. Click here to viewTags: autism; screening; USPFTFPublished: 9/30/2015 7:39:00 PM
"The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that  current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children for whom no...

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​The AAP published new recommendations for media use in children​. The new policy statements attempt to take into account the ubiquity of screen media and other electronic devices in our children's lives, and thus how ou...
​A recent analysis of data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey​ emphasizes the significant challenge of treating those with mental health illness, especially children. Researchers report t...
​Our fearless leader and AAP president,  Dr. Benard Dreyer, developmental-behavioral pediatrician at New York University School of Medicine​, spoke to NPR about the potential benefits of pai...
​A group of researchers showed successful treatment of insomnia​ in a group of school-age children using a group-based CBT treatment for the children and their parents. The benefits persisted over the 12-month follow-up ...
​Researchers at the University of Auckland​ and University of Queensland​​​​​​ conducted a randomized controlled trial of the Triple P Online program for preschool children with ADHD. 55 families were randomized to ...
​ In this blog at philly.com​ Dr. Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D.​ comments on some of the​ problems with homework and highlights some of the research that illustrates these issues. Maybe it's time we ...
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​In this issue of JDBP, researchers at the University of Missouri examined the impact of screen media exposure at bedtime on the risk of sleep disturbances. They found that incorporation of screen media devices into the ...
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​In this issue of JDBP, researchers at Stanford University measured the impact of bilingual language exposure on executive function (EF) in preschoolers who were either full-term or premature. The two groups we...

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Parent mobile device use: The excitement and exhaustion of parenting while connected.

Dr. Jenny Radesky discusses her qualitative interviews with parents of young children about their mobile device use habits, highlighting the 3 main tensions parents expressed. These included: 1) cognitive tensions, feeling “information overload” and difficulties multitasking between tech and children; 2) emotional tensions, including the feeling that the sometimes “intrusive” nature of mobile media makes it more stress-inducing, but also that they seek it as a way self-regulate when stressed with parenting; 3) dyadic tensions, described as discomfort with how mobile device use during family routines seemed to interrupt moments of connection, but also could act as a peacekeeper.

Association Between Executive Function and Problematic Adolescent Driving

Motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) are one of the leading causes of injury and death for adolescents. Driving is a complex activity that is highly reliant on executive function to safely navigate the environment. This study was among the first to utilize the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) as a potential predictor of problematic adolescent driving outcomes. Self-reported difficulties with planning and organization were associated with greater odds of having a MVC whereas inhibition difficulties were associated with greater odds of receiving a ticket. The BRIEF could offer unique and quick insight into problematic driving behavior during clinical evaluations.

Same-Sex and Different-Sex Parent Households and Child Health Outcomes: Findings from the National Survey of Children’s Health

Using the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health dataset, we compared spouse/partner relationships and parent-child relationships (family relationships), parenting stress, and children’s general health, emotional difficulties, coping behavior, and learning behavior (child outcomes) in households of same-sex (female) versus different-sex continuously coupled parents with biological offspring. We assessed whether associations among family relationships, parenting stress, and child outcomes were different in the two household types. We found that children with female same-sex parents and different-sex parents demonstrated no differences in outcomes, despite female same-sex parents reporting more parenting stress.

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