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Bueno, Rovana Kinas; Vieira, Mauro Luís; Crepaldi, Maria Aparecida; Xavier Faraco, Ana Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The activation relationship is an emotional bond between caregiver and child that encourages child openness to the world through stimulation and discipline. This study aimed to analyse the father-child activation relationship in the Brazilian context through the Risky Situation. Twelve dyads have been observed: six father-boy and six father-girl…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Fathers, Attachment Behavior, Foreign Countries
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Defelipe, Renata Pereira; de Resende, Briseida Dôgo; David, Vinicius Frayze; Bussab, Vera Silvia Raad – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Psychosocial risk conditions can predict postpartum depression (PPD) which can reduce maternal investment into child. We examined, in high-risk Brazilian mothers, PPD predictors measured during pregnancy, and PPD effects on maternal behaviors measured at 4-5 months. 35 depressed (D) and 38 nondepressed (ND) mothers had four behaviors (gaze, smile,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology), Birth, Females
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Franieck, Maria Leticia Castrechini Fernandes; Page, Timothy – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The spontaneous narratives of three brothers, ages 5, 8, and 11, in response to a structured story stem task were analysed for representations of positive and negative family interactions. The children had lived their entire lives with no permanent home, and often on the streets, in the care of their mother. The story stem task presented brief…
Descriptors: Siblings, Children, Preadolescents, Interaction
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Leer, Jane; Lopez-Boo, Florencia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Home-visit parenting programmes have been linked to positive developmental outcomes among participating children, yet few studies have explored the mechanisms behind this impact. We observe 40 home visits across seven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, using an observational tool to assess visit content, coaching strategy, and the…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Child Rearing, Program Effectiveness, Home Programs
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de Paula, Artemis Paiva; Felinto, Priscila Magalhães Barros; Mascarenhas, Brisa Fernandes; Lima, Sarah Camilla Ferreira de Oliveira; Gobbi, Flávia Horta Azevedo; Hazin, Izabel Augusta – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The construct autobiographical memory (AM) refers to the mnemonic skill that enables individuals to form personal memories about their lives and re-experience them. Its ontogeny can be understood from the dialectic construction of maturational processes and the cultural-historical context. This research sought to further the knowledge regarding…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Memory, Nonparametric Statistics, Statistical Analysis
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de Brito Miranda, Ana Célia; Jófili, Zélia; dos Anjos Carneiro-Leão, Ana Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
How is it possible to form concepts in early childhood education? This question was the starting point of this study using recreational activities as a tool to support ecological literacy. The research was conducted with children aged 4-5 years in a Brazilian school. Initially, the meanings children attributed to the concept of a "food…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Recreational Activities, Concept Formation, Ecology
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de Medeiros Silva, Suzana Cinthia Gomes; de Oliveira, Maria Marly; de Oliveira, Gilvaneide Ferreira – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study is part of a dissertation which aims to explore and understand the role of play in the teaching-learning process at elementary level in a public school at Pernambuco, Brazil. We opted for a qualitative approach, using the interactive methodology, interviews by the technique of hermeneutic-dialectical circle, observations of science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Qualitative Research, Hermeneutics
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Müller, Alessandra Bombarda; Saccani, Raquel; Valentini, Nadia Cristina – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Purpose: Research indicates that delayed motor development observed in the first years of life can be prevented through compensatory intervention programmes that provide proper care during this critical period of child development. Method: This study analysed the impact of a 12-week compensatory motor intervention programme on 32 babies with…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, At Risk Persons, Psychomotor Skills
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Defelipe, Renata P.; Bussab, Vera S. R.; Vieira, Mauro L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a mood disorder which can adaptively alter maternal socialisation strategies. Our objective was to investigate differences in ethnotheories and childrearing practices of mothers with low (N = 46) and high (N = 45) intensity of PPD. The Brazilian version of Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale was applied at 3, 8 and…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Child Rearing, Cultural Influences, Mothers
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Corrêa, Laiane da Silva; Cavalcante, Lília Iêda Chaves; Magalhães, Celina Maria Colino; Reis, Daniela Castro dos – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
In Brazil there are at least 2.247 shelters for children and adolescents, and of these 5% are in the North Region. The conceptions of development exert influence on the care practices adopted and vice versa, both being mutually altered by the institutional environment. This study investigated the association between the conceptions of child…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foster Care, Children, Adolescents
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Diniz, Eva; Koller, Sílvia H.; Volling, Brenda L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Adolescent motherhood is a risky situation related to poorer quality of infant caregiving. The lack of social support and increased odds for maternal depression are the main concerns. This study aimed to investigate whether maternal-foetal attachment, social support and maternal depression measured during pregnancy and after birth were associated…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Mothers, Early Parenthood, Depression (Psychology)
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Alvarenga, Patricia; de Oliveira, Ebenezer A.; Dazzani, Maria Virginia – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
Maternal rates of child internalising behaviour were compared across children's emotion attributions (neutral, fear, anger, sadness and happiness) to others in a discipline situation, after controlling for socio-demographic covariates. Sixty-five Brazilian mothers provided socio-demographic information and rated their preschool children's…
Descriptors: Discipline, Mothers, Behavior Problems, Preschool Children
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Pingault, Jean-Baptiste – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This study took place in two organisations with opposite socio-economic characteristics which gather children (one to four years), their mothers (or nannies), unfamiliar adults and professional caregivers. Pursuant to attachment theory, the children clearly differentiated their mothers from unfamiliar adults according to proximity indicators and…
Descriptors: Proximity, Mothers, Caregivers, Parent Child Relationship
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Leone, Claudio; And Others – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Clinically examined and interviewed 847 elementary students (ages six to 19 years) to determine their nutritional status and acceptance of school food. Findings indicated high prevalence of protein energy malnutrition and high rates of students coming to school with no food, nonacceptance of the school lunch, and strong preference for salty food.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Eating Habits, Elementary Education
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Guimarey, Luis M.; And Others – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Relates the nutritional status of 1,378 hospitalized pediatric patients to length of hospitalization and definitive hospitalization diagnosis. Findings indicated the length of hospitalization time increased markedly with malnutrition, especially for patients with diarrhea. (BJD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Diseases, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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