Atenção pais e mães! Algumas maneiras de “disciplinar” seus filhos podem ter consequências severas para o bem-estar e saúde deles no futuro.

• Gritar regularmente com uma criança, apertar as orelhas, sacudi-las pelo braço são atitudes muitas vezes aceitas na sociedade, porém, de acordo com a pesquisa realizada pela Universidade de Montreal e Centro Hospitalar Sainte-Justine, no Canadá, os resultados desse tipo de “educação” são adolescentes com inteligência emocional reduzida, quando comparado a crianças que não sofreram este tipo de agressão na infância.




Play equipment that gets kids moving

Parents will be pleased to know that more is not always better when it comes to play equipment for their children.

A study by researchers at The University of Queensland found children who have access to fixed play equipment like swings and slides and fewer electronic devices were more likely to meet national physical activity guidelines.

UQ School of Public Health researcher Dr Katrina Moss said it was good news for parents, who can implement the findings at home.

“In this study, we found the type of play equipment that children have at home is directly related to the amount of physical activity they do,” Dr Moss said.

“This is good news because play equipment at home is modifiable, and in lots of cases, it can be easily changed.

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Prenatal stress could affect baby’s brain

 

New research from King’s College London has found that maternal stress before and during pregnancy could affect a baby’s brain development.

In their study published in Biological Psychiatry, MRC Doctoral Researcher in Perinatal Imaging and Health, Alexandra Lautarescu and Head of Advanced Neuroimaging, Professor Serena Counsell, for the first time looked at the relationship between maternal stress and brain development in 251 premature babies.

They found evidence for impaired development of a white matter tract, the uncinate fasciculus, in babies whose mothers experienced more stress in the prenatal period.

The mothers completed a questionnaire which asked them about their experiences of stressful events, which ranged from everyday stress such as moving house or taking an exam to more severe stressors like experiencing bereavement, separation or divorce. A score of severity of stress was calculated based on how many stressors they experienced as well as how severe those stressors were. This is what was related to the baby’s brain.

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La épica misión sin terminar de Richard Williams

 

Que quede como registro de que el perfeccionismo dentro del campo de la animación fue para Richard Williams y la locura de proyecto que siempre quiso hacer.

 

 

El fin de semana pasado fue uno de los más tristes para los interesados en el campo de la animación, ya que Richard Williams falleció a los 85 años sin mucha fanfarria dentro de la industria y los medios, casi como dando a decir que su nombre nunca fue tan impactante como el de contemporáneos. Lo cierto es que Williams se trató de uno de los últimos -quizás el último- animador tradicional, y mientras que la gente lo recuerda por su titánica labor dentro de ¿Quién engañó a Roger Rabbit? (Robert Zemeckis, 1988)hay un proyecto dentro de su haber, que nos dice mucho del legado de Williams, su perfeccionismo de leyenda, y la tragedia que tuvo de nunca poder ver su obra maestra completa.

Richard Williams nació el 19 de Marzo de 1933 en Toronto, Canadá y siempre dejó claro que hubo dos factores para su amor en el campo de la animación: el primero era que su madre Kathleen Bell trabajaba como dibujante de publicidad, la segunda fue haber visto Blanca Nieves y los siete enanitos () a la edad de 5 años.

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