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Are you helping your toddler's aggressive behaviour? December 9, 2014 Physical aggression in toddlers has been thought to be associated with the frustration caused by language problems, but a recent study by researchers at the University of Montreal shows that this isn't the case... Suite...
Toddlers' aggression is strongly associated with genetic factors January 21, 2014 The development of physical aggression in toddlers is strongly associated with genetic factors and to a lesser degree with the environment, according to a new study led by Eric Lacourse of the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital ... Suite...
Behaviour and biology: The accidental epigeneticist Stephen S. Hall , December 30, 2013 By studying disadvantaged children, Richard Tremblay has traced the roots of chronic aggressive behaviour back as far as infancy. Now he hopes to go back further... More...
Chronic aggressive behaviour in boys: epigenetic sources? Martin LaSalle , September 23, 2013 Chronic aggressive behaviour exhibited by some boys from disadvantaged families may be due to epigenetic changes during pregnancy and early childhood... More...
Parents' genes may influence children's back to school fears September 9, 2013 Many parents may have noticed their children seemed on edge during their first week of school ... More...
Talcking disruptive behaviour in early childhood ‘could prevent substance use in adolescence’. Le SoleilAugust 9, 2013 Delivering a two-year intervention programme to disruptive kindergarten children could help prevent substance use in adolescence, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry... More...
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  • The Gazette - Nipping anti-social behaviour in the bud More...
  • CBCnews - Tackling unruly behaviour early tied to less drug abuse in teens More...
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  • RCI - Treat unruly kids early, reduce substance abuse More...
Group-based child care is linked to reduced emotional problems in preschool children of depressed mothers Le SoleilJune 20, 2013 Fewer social withdrawal symptoms than with maternal care are also reported ... More...
Anti-Bully? Sure -- But What About Pro-Friend? Le SoleilCarlin Flora, May 28, 2013 It only takes one.
Just one friend, that is, to reduce a child's chances of being bullied, and, if he is bullied, of developing depression as a result. These findings are rarely mentioned in discussions about bullying... More...
Children in daycare more susceptible to obesity. Le SoleilJean-Françcois Cliche, May 9, 2013 (Québec) Children in daycare centres or family-style daycare settings are more likely to become overweight or obese than are those who stay home in the care of their own parents, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics and presented on Tuesday at the Acfas Conference... More... (in french)
Criminals in the bud
Delinquency might be preventable in kindergarten.
Katia Tobar, April 17, 2013 A child who hits, bites, fights, disobeys or steals is more likely to become a criminal in adulthood than is a child with few behaviour problems, according to a study led by a University of Montreal researcher... More... (in french)
Primary school teachers identify future young offenders. Marie Lambert-Chan, April 8, 2013 Primary school teachers are in the best position to monitor children’s development. Their observations could even help prevent delinquency in some students... More... (in french)
A personality test can predict problems in some adolescents. Marie Lambert-Chan, February 25, 2013 “I’d like to try skydiving.” “I generally do things without stopping to think.” “I like doing things that scare me a little bit.” From a 13-year-old’s responses to 23 such simple statements, we can reliably predict whether he is at risk for substance use or mental health problems 18 months later. And that’s without ever mentioning drugs or alcohol... More... (in french)
Teenagers avoid early alcohol misuse through personality management. Le SoleilJanuary 23, 2013 Personality-targeted interventions delivered by trained teachers and school staff decrease alcohol misuse in at-risk teens and delay their classmates’ alcohol uptake... Suite...
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  • Radio-Canada - Adolescence grisée Suite...
Genetics plays major role in victimization in elementary school. Press release, January 16, 2013 Genetics plays a major role in peer rejection and victimization in early elementary school, according to a study recently published on the web site of the journal Child Development by a team directed by Dr. Michel Boivin, a research professor at Université Laval's School of Psychology... More...
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  • Radio-Canada - Victimisation à l'école, un lien génétique Suite... (in french)
  • La Presse - Intimidation à l'école: les souffre-douleur, victimes de la génétique Suite... (in french)
Daycare has many benefits for children, but researchers find mysterious link with being overweigh. News , November 19, 2012 Study finds children in daycare around 50% more likely to be overweight... More...
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  • UdeMNouvelles - Daycare has many benefits for children, but researchers find mysterious link with being overweight More...
  • Toronto Star - Children in daycare at risk of being obese, overweight: Study More...
  • The Globe and Mail - Daycare linked to obesity risk in kids, Quebec study finds More...
  • Toronto Sun - Children in daycare more likely to be overweight: Study More...
  • redOrbit - Canadian Researchers Find Correlation Between Childcare and Obesity More...
  • Medical News Today - Kids In Daycare Are More Likely To Be Obese More...
Mothering influences gene expression. Daniel Baril, November 19, 2012 Lack of maternal care or repeated experiences of aggression in early childhood are associated with various mental health problems in adulthood such as anxiety and depression... More... (in french)
Early childhood development. Report , November 18, 2012 Discover this report, a publication by the Royal Society of Canada & the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Expert Panel, co-chaired and edited by professor Michel Boivin and Dr. Hertzman... More...
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  • Radio Canada: Les années lumière - La misère dans les gènes Suite...
  • Radio Canada, Ottawa-Gatineau - Une étude de la Société Royale Suite...
  • Radio Canada, Toronto - Champ libre: Rapport sur la petite enfance et le développement Suite...
  • Radio Canada, Saguenay - Nouvelles approches en développement de l'enfant Suite...
  • Radio Canada, Vancouver - Phare ouest: Le développement des enfants Suite...
  • Le Devoir - La petite enfance : le moment où tout se joue Suite...
Eating more fish could reduce postpartum depression. News , November 15, 2012 Emerging evidence suggests many pregnant women are devidient in omega-3... More...
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  • MSN News - Seafood 'could prevent depression' More...
  • Calgary Herald - Fish diet may cut postpartum depression Omega-3 fats work with ‘feel-good’ hormone gene: study More...
  • The Vancouver Sun - Eating fish may fight postpartum depression Omega-3 fats key factor: study More...
  • Herald Scotland - Oily fish may help tackle depression More...
  • The Times of India - Eating fish reduces postpartum depression More...
  • Europa Press - Canadá.- Comer más pescado podría reducir la depresión posparto gracias a los ácidos omega-3 More...
Browbeaten child, agressive teen. Mathieu-Robert Sauvé, October 29, 2012 Young victims of violence or intimidation become less vulnerable to stress when facing similar situations as they grow up, which is not good news... More... (in french)
Radio interview with Richard E. Tremblay Little devil, big delinquent? Caroline Graveline, September 30th, 2012 Studies tend to show that behaviour problems in early childhood may be signs of future delinquency. So, does crime prevention start at an early age? It's debatable... More... (in french)
Link established between mercury, lead and attention deficit disorderPauline Gravel , September 21, 2012 A new study has shown that Inuit children who were exposed to mercury before birth and to lead in early childhood have higher rates of attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity... More... (in french)
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Scientific American - Kids Exposed to Mercury or Lead More Likely to Experience Attention Deficit More...
Childhood defiance correlated with drug dependence whereas inattention suggests susceptibility to smokingNews , August 1st, 2012 Children who exhibit oppositional behavior run the risk of becoming addicted to nicotine, cannabis and cocaine... More...
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  • Health 24 - Defiant children may become addicts More...
  • Yahoo - Les enfants indisciplinés plus à risque de développer des dépendances Suite...
  • Medical News Today - Bad Behavior In Kids May Lead To Drug Addiction More...
  • Techno Science - L'opposition conduit à la toxicomanie, l'inattention au tabagisme Suite...
  • Psypost - Childhood defiance correlated with drug dependence More...
  • Mental Health Hub - Childhood defiance correlated with drug dependence More...
Michelle Bachelet honored by the University of MontrealNews , June 6, 2012 The former president of Chile, Madam Michelle Bachelet, received an honorary doctorate of the University of Montreal yesterday evening during a special ceremony... Suite... (in french)
Testosterone-fuelled infantile males might be a product of Mom's behaviour News , May 10, 2012 By comparing the testosterone levels of five-month old pairs of twins, both identical and non-identical, University of Montreal researchers were able to establish that testosterone levels in infancy are not inherited genetically but rather determined by environmental factors... More...
Hyperactivity: increased prevalence of children with ADHD and the use of stimulants News , March 5, 2012 A new study from the Université de Montréal shows an increase in prevalence of Canadian children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and in the use of medications associated with ADHD in school-age children... More...
ADHD prevention should start in early childhood... and even sooner! Marie Lambert-Chan , February 13, 2012 For the first time, researchers have followed more than 2000 children from the ages of 17 months to 8 years to better understand the emergence of symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity and inattention and to identify environmental risk factors during pregnancy and in the first years of life... Suite... (in french)
The fear gene Marie Lambert-Chan , January 23, 2012 A short form of the 5-HTTLPR gene, known to be active in the fear response in adults, is now being studied in children... Suite... (in french)
The role of genetic factors in persistent disobedient behaviours during the preschool years , December 6, 2011 The role of genetic factors in persistent disobedient behaviours during the preschool years is highlighted in a Code Chastenay program through the work of Amélie Petitclerc, a student who completed her doctorate under the supervision Michel Boivin and Richard Tremblay...Code Chastenay...
Future obesity may be predicted at 3.5 years of age Marie Lambert-Chan , November 14, 2011 Researchers can predict which children are most likely to become obese by examining their mothers' behaviour around their birth, according to a recent University of Montreal study published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.... More...
Head in the Clouds Chantal Srivastava , September 4, 2011 The most distracted children in a classroom are not necessarily the most disruptive. They are nevertheless more at risk of school failure. Have professionals properly understood the much-hyped concept of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?... Radio interview... (in french)
School support for ADHD children may be missing the mark Daniel Baril , August 29, 2011 New research from the University of Montreal shows that inattention, rather than hyperactivity, is the most important indicator when it comes to finishing a high school education... More...
Children of depressed mothers have a different brain August 15, 2011 Researchers think that brains are sensitive to the quality of child care, according to a study that was directed by Dr. Sonia Lupien and her colleagues from the University of Montreal published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences... More...
Naughty children - it's nature and nuture Daniel Baril , May 23, 2011 Genetics explains the persistence of disobedience over the course of development and the environment explains its variations... More...
Aggressive at age12... delinquent at 15 Mathieu-Robert Sauvé, December 13, 2010 Pre-adolescents who steal, destroy others' property, fight, intimidate, and tax other children and display other signs of behavioural problems are six times more at risk than other children of becoming drug dealers when they reach adolescence... Suite... (in french)
When science brings peace to the day care centre Jean François Bouthillette , December 6, 2010 Is it normal for a young child to bite, push, hit, and threaten? Is it cause for worry? How can this type of violence be stopped? Jean Gervais and Richard E. Tremblay provide answers to these questions... Suite... (in french)
Daycare benefits children from disadvantaged families Mathieu-Robert Sauvé , December 6, 2010 Daycare can help prevent future academic difficulties for children at risk, according to a new study published from the Université de Montréal... More...
Who is minding the children? October 14, 2010 Choosing a childcare centre is complicated. But thanks to a new study from the Université de Montréal, the selection process may be one-step easier... More...
Parenting study: Italians strict, French moderate, Canadians lenient August 30, 2010 Canadian teenagers enjoy more freedom than French and Italian peers, according to a new study published in the Journal of Adolescence... More...
Heavy drug-use among bad boys can be curbed by parental monitoring and peers August 17, 2010 Aggressive and hyperactive boys with low parental monitoring are more likely to befriend deviant peers and become heavy drug users as teens, according to a new study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors.... More...
Jailing kids doesn't work Janet Bagnall, december 18, 2009 Putting youths in prison turns them into repeat offenders, study shows.... More...
Children of compulsive gamblers lack parental supervision Daniel Baril, September 14, 2009 Children of parents who compulsively gamble and play lotteries have twice as many symptoms of depression and behaviour problems than children whose parents do not have gambling problems.... Suite... (in french)
The story of a predictable failure Renée Larochelle, September 3, 2009 A young person's personal, social and educational history is a better predictor of his chances of getting a bachelor's degree than is his college experience... Suite... (in french)
Depression and anxiety affect up to 15 percent of preschoolers August 27 2009 Almost 15 percent of preschoolers have atypically high levels of depression and anxiety, according to a new study published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry... More...
Délinquance chez les garçons : Les centres jeunesse montrés du doigt July 17, 2009 Les centres jeunesse favoriseraient les comportements délinquants chez les jeunes garçons à risque. Ce troublant constat ressort d'une étude publiée dans le réputé Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.... Suite...
Sur le site de Radio-Canada Joane Prince s'entretient avec Richard E. Tremblay
New study finds 'delinquent behavior among boys contagious' July 15, 2009 Impulsive boys with inadequate supervision, poor families and deviant friends are more likely to commit criminal acts that land them in juvenile court, according to a new study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.... More...
Le milieu périnatal peut influer sur l'agressivité de l'enfant Daniel Baril, February 16, 2009 L'hyperagressivité chez un enfant pourrait être liée à la méthylation de l'ADN causée par l'adversité chez la mère pendant la grossesse... Suite...
Enfant violent, enfant rejetéJean-François Cliche, January 7, 2009 Les enfants, n'importe quel parent vous le dira, peuvent être terriblement cruels entre eux. Suite...
Dienstag - Schon im Kindergarten wird gemobbt. More... (text in German)
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Fumer pendant la grossesse augmente les risques d'avoir un enfant agressif. January 6, 2009 Les femmes qui fument durant leur grossesse ont un risque plus élevé de donner naissance à des enfants agressifs, selon une récente étude canado-néerlandaise publiée dans la revue Development and Psychopathology. Suite...

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  • Forum - Le tabagisme de la mère peut causer de l'agressivité chez l'enfant. Suite...
  • Montreal Gazette - Children of pregnant smokers likely to be aggressive: Study. More...
  • Globe and Mail - Smoking in pregnancy, aggressive children linked. More...
  • Cyberpresse.ca - Fumer pendant la grossesse augmente les risques d'avoir un enfant agressif. Suite...
  • Canoë - Fumer augmente les risques d'avoir un enfant agressif. Suite...

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Richard E. Tremblay est nommé Personnalité de la semaine par December 14, 2008 Entrevue à RDI et sur Radio Première Chaîne
November 24, 2008 Richard E. Tremblay est honoré en France et au Chili Le prix René-Joseph-Laufer lui a été décerné pour son livre Prévenir la violence dès la petite enfance. Suite...
Les bébés mis en incubateur sont moins sujets à la dépression une fois adultes.Daniel Baril, November 10, 2008 La corrélation serait due à la fois aux soins médicaux et à l'attention parentale. Suite...

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  • Le Devoir - Placer un bébé en incubateur le protège contre la dépression à l'âge adulte, selon une étude. Suite...
  • Toronto Star - Incubator time may cut depression risk, study finds. More...
  • Montreal Gazette - Incubator care for infants protects against adult depression: Study. More...
  • News-Medical.Net - Babies who receive incubator care have lower risk of depression as adults. More...
  • Medical News Today - Babies Who Get Incubator Care After Birth Have Lower Risk Of Depression As Adults, University Of Montreal. More...
  • Dose.ca - Incubator care for infants protects against adult depression: Study. More...
  • Newstrack India - Babies placed in incubators 'at lower depression risk as adults'. More...
La justice juvénile favorise le crime!Daniel Baril, November 10, 2008 Les délinquants judiciarisés sont sept fois plus à risque de récidiver que ceux qui ont échappé au système... Suite...
Le diabète de grossesse augmente les troubles du langage chez l'enfant.Charles Côté, November 8, 2008 Un enfant dont la mère a souffert de diabète de grossesse a deux fois plus de risque d'avoir des troubles de langage, selon une recherche de l'Université Laval publiée cette semaine dans la prestigieuse revue Pediatrics... Suite...

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  • New York Times - Gestational Diabetes and Language Delays. More...
  • Le Devoir - Le diabète de grossesse induit des retards de langage chez l'enfant. Suite...
  • Le Devoir - Le diabète de grossesse induit des retards de langage chez l'enfant. Suite...
  • Reuters - Mom's diabetes tied to kid's language deficits. More...
  • revolutionhealth - Gestational diabetes linked to language impairment in childhood. More...
SUICIDE - Les ados des quartiers pauvres plus à risque.Mathieu Perreault, October 25, 2008 Les adolescents des quartiers pauvres risquent quatre fois plus de se suicider que ceux des quartiers riches, selon une nouvelle étude de l'Université de Montréal. Suite...

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  • La presse Canadienne - Les jeunes des quartiers défavorisés sont davantage tentés par le suicide. Suite...
  • National Post - Youths from poor areas more likely to attempt suicide than richer peers: study. More...
  • DailyIndia.com - Risk of attempting suicide quadruples for youth from poor neighbourhoods. More...
  • Canada.com - Poor youth likelier to try suicide. More...
Schoolyard Bullying: Which Kids Are Most Vulnerable?Hilary Hylton, October 14, 2008 Playground gibes are a rite of passage for most school-age kids, but for some children, teasing at school can turn into outright violence and abuse... More...
Newsweek - Becoming A Bully Magnet: Why some kids grow up to be targets. More...
Medscape - Harsh Parenting, Early Childhood Aggression, Linked to Victimization. More...
Poor teenage girls more likely to have sex earlier: Study. September 16, 2008 Teenage girls from poor neighbourhoods are more likely to have sex at an early age, according to a joint Canadian-American study. More...

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  • Forum - Les filles risquent d'avoir des relations sexuelles précoces. Suite...
  • cyberpress.ca - Sexualité précoce: les pauvres sont plus à risque. Suite...
  • canoe.com - Sexualité précoce. Suite...
  • ScienceDaily - Troubled girls from poor neighborhoods more likely to have sex in early adolescence More...
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Prévenir la violence chez les jeunes Michel Désautels, September 17, 2008 Fait méconnu, les enfants d'âge préscolaire, et non les adolescents de sexe masculin âgés entre 12 à 17 ans, sont les plus susceptibles de recourir à l'agressivité physique. Entretien de Michel Désautels avec Richard E. Tremblay
Étude sur la criminalité juvénile : La judiciarisation favorise la délinquance Louise Leduc, September 16, 2008 Les garçons qui ont comparu au tribunal dès l'adolescence risquent sept fois plus que les autres d'y retourner une fois devenus majeurs, particulièrement s'ils ont été placés en centre de réhabilitation. Suite...
L'agressivité banalisée Isabelle Maher, September 16, 2008 Québec souhaite lutter contre la violence à l'école en investissant 17 millions de dollars sur trois ans. Mais des experts ont démontré qu'il faut s'attaquer beaucoup plus tôt à la violence, soit dès la petite enfance. Suite...
Enfants Violents : «Dépister n'est pas réprimer» Jean-François Marmion, July 2008 Rencontre avec Richard E.Tremblay Suite...
Prévention de la violence infantile : Protéger la mère et l'enfant Dr CAROLINE MARTINEAU, April 28, 2008 Peut-on prévenir la violence et les comportements agressifs? Suite...
Violence à l'école de nouveaux visages : La terreur gagne même la maternelle Isabelle Hachey, April 21, 2008 Un enfant qui décharge sa fureur à grands coups de poing dans le ventre de sa maîtresse enceinte Suite...
Violence à l'école : La terreur gagne même la maternelle Isabelle Hachey, April 21, 2008 Des enseignantes et des éducatrices ont vécu de douloureuses expériences Suite...
La fièvre du combat ultime : coeurs sensibles s'abstenir Sophie Allard, April 19, 2008 Centre Bell, 28 février 2008. Dans une cage octogonale, deux jeunes hommes se livrent une bataille féroce Suite...
Sleep, baby, sleep: Parents' behavior has direct impact on children's slumber. April 8, 2008 Université de Montréal research published in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine More...

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  • Le Journal de Montréal - Sommeil: Les habitudes qui nuisent aux enfants. Suite...
  • Time - How Not to Get Baby to Sleep. More...
  • Theglobeandmail.com - Baby's bedtime troubles rest on Mom and Dad. More...
  • CTV.ca - Parents' behaviour can impact kids' sleep problems More...
  • ScienceDaily - Sleep, Baby, Sleep: Parents' Behavior Has Direct Impact On Children's Sleep Problems. More...
  • Medical News Today - Sleep, Baby, Sleep: Parents' Behavior Has Direct Impact On Children's Slumber. More...
  • The Record.com - Parents' actions can affect child's bedtime behaviour. More...
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Trop petit pour la garderie? Catherine Bachaalani, April 2008 La garderie avant 2 ans nuit-elle vraiment au développement des enfants? Des chercheuses de l'Université de Montréal ont étudié la question. Suite...
Bébé poids lourd.April 2008 D'après les recherches de Pierrich Plusquellec, le poids à la naissance pourrait déterminer le degré de domination qu'affichera un enfant dans ses futures relations avec les autres. Suite...
Victime de rejet; on peut l'aider. March 29 to April 10 2008 Au Québec, au moins deux enfants par classe sont victimes de rejet, ou d'intimidation par leurs pairs. Suite...
Hyperactivité à la maternelle, risque de problème à l'âge adulte. Dominique Nancy, March 31, 2008 Une étude auprès de 881 jeunes filles le confirme: l'hyperactivité et l'agressivité mènent à des problèmes d'adaptation. Suite... Hyper girls' struggle as adults'. More...
Un avenir incertain Suite... Hyperactive girls at risk of serious problems in adulthood, study says. More... Les filles hyperactives ont des problèmes à l'âge adulte. Suite... Press release
L'activité physique réduit l'hyperactivité des enfants.March 25, 2008 Éric Lacourse suit plus de 700 jeunes de milieux défavorisés inscrits dans les programmes de prévention de Québec en forme. Suite...
Un stressant bras de fer. Jean Hamann, February 14, 2008 Chez les enfants, la part de la génétique et du milieu dans la réponse au stress dépend du contexte familial. Suite...
Kid's response to stress depends on family environment More... Family context influences stress hormone More... Kids' response to stress depends on family environment More... Genetic and environmental hormonal response to stress in children depends on family context More...
Genes And Environment Interact In First Graders To Predict Physical But Not Social Aggression. ScienceDaily, February 8, 2008 Physical aggression in children comes from their genes and the environment in which they grow up. More...
Born to be wild but taught to be bitchy More... Friends' social aggression linked More...