Your Family: May 13, 2002

BABY'S BEDTIME

Australian researchers report that infant sleeping habits--up to 45% of all parents report problems--are significantly improved if parents use "controlled crying" methods. Instead of rushing to the crib when the baby cries, parents should respond at increasing intervals, teaching the child to fall asleep alone. Symptoms of depression in exhausted mothers were also reduced.

SEX AND SELF-ESTEEM

More proof of society's double standards on sex: an Indiana University study found that 40% of girls who had low self-esteem in the seventh grade were having sex by the ninth grade, compared with 18% of girls with a stronger ego. It...

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