The Daily Populous

Saturday March 13rd, 2021 morning edition

image for Soothing toddler tantrums with screen time can cause behavioral problems later

But this overreliance on electronics to help impressionable toddlers regulate their emotions has the potential to cause behavioral problems as they grow, a new study determined.

In the study, a sample of 269 parent-toddler pairs were assessed on how the adults use electronics to regulate difficult emotions in their young children.

But caregivers are now defaulting to using electronics to distract young children when they are misbehaving or experiencing other strong emotions, both in public and at home.

"Parents will utilize media more to manage their children's difficult emotions, especially if the child has a difficult temperament," the authors said in paper.

They hypothesized that children who regulated their emotions with media more often would show more problematic media use and strong emotions when TV, phones or tablets were taken away.

And parents who reported using more media to regulate their child's difficult emotions also reported more problematic media behaviors in the children.

Coyne recommended more in-depth longitudinal research on this topic to better understand the implications of heavy media use in toddlers. »

NASA is naming the rocks and soil on Mars in the Navajo language

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(CNN) NASA is naming landmarks and geological features on Mars in the Navajo language.

The Perseverance rover's team, in collaboration with the Navajo Nation, has been naming features of scientific interest with words in the language, according to NASA.

Perseverance had to be "taught" the language so it could recognize landmarks that have been labeled in Navajo, NASA said. »

Americans support restricting unvaccinated people from offices, travel: Reuters poll

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Twenty-seven percent of Americans said they were not interested in getting vaccinated, which was relatively unchanged from a similar poll that ran in May.

Seventy-two percent of Americans said it was important to know “if the people around me have been vaccinated,” according to the poll.

Fifty-five percent agreed that unvaccinated people should not work out at public gyms, enter movie theaters or attend public concerts. »