Cry-baby 'link to behavioural problems'

The BBC reports: Babies who cry excessively and have problems feeding and sleeping have a greater risk of serious behavioural problems later in life, say scientists.

One in five babies has symptoms that could lead to conditions such as ADHD, according to research published in Archives of Disease in Childhood.

The review of previous studies looked at nearly 17,000 children.

A child-health expert said it would be wrong for parents to be "overly alarmed" by the results.

Crying in babies is normal, but some cry "excessively" after the age of three months for reasons other than colic.

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The collapse of family life?

The Daily Mail reports: Half of children see their parents split by the time they are 16 and births outside marriage hit the highest level for two centuries, according to research by the Centre for Social Justice.

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Girls top of the class for cyber bullying

The Independent reports: Teachers will today call for an investigation into rising levels of poor behaviour among girls in the classroom.

The girls, they argue, are more likely to resort to cyber-bullying – the form of bullying utilising the internet and mobile phones that is worrying school leaders.

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Ums and ahhs help tots to talk

The Express reports: MUMS and dads who “um” and “ah” in front of their toddlers shouldn’t worry that they are hindering their speech development. They are actually helping them learn new words, a study reveals.