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Editor-in-Chief: Lee M. Pachter, DO
ISSN: 0196-206X
Online ISSN: 1536-7312
Frequency: 9 issues / year
Ranking: Pediatrics 34/120
Impact Factor: 2.129
Viewpoints from the Journal
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...
There has been much discourse this week among members of the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) in response to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft recommendations on screenin...
Here's a quick clinical pearl:   What are the possible causes of poor task initiation? Weak planning skills (not knowing where to start) Distractedness (being off task) Low satiation (not feeling reward for succe...

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05/24/2016
Researchers at Flinders University in Australia conducted a randomized controlled trial of two common behavioral sleep interventions in typically developing infants, ages 6-16 months, who had sleep problems as endorsed b...
05/17/2016
In a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers at Stanford University used fMRI to measure brain activity of 24 healthy children while they listened to brief (<1 sec) c...
05/11/2016
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement recommending that parents of most preschoolers (ages 2-5 years) with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) should be referred f...
04/26/2016
​Here's a nice jaunt back in history in honor of Autism Awareness Month. This editorial from one of Dr. Leo Kanner's students at Johns Hopkins reviews his contributions to the field of autism and corrects some misco...
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04/14/2016
In an article published online this week in JDBP, researchers analyzed data from the the 2011–2012 National Survey of Children's Health and compared child health outcomes between same-sex and different-sex parent househo...
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04/12/2016
Researchers at the University of Washington compared the brain of activity of a small cohort of monolongual (English-only) and bilingual (Spanish-English)  infants. As the 11-month-old infants listened to ...
03/17/2016
Researchers in the Netherlands conducted a 2-year randomized trial of an innovative teaching curriculum that integrated physical exercise into math and reading lessons based on traditional 2nd and 3rd grade curricula. Th...
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03/08/2016
While statistician's often may disagree about the approach to or acceptable assumptions behind an analysis, there is one thing they all apparently agree on. The increasing misunderstanding and misuse of the p-value in sc...

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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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Drawings are natural way for children to communicate their thoughts and feelings , their perceptions of the world and themselves without language. They also give i...

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