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National Poll: Daddy shaming happens too
For over a quarter of fathers polled, criticism made them feel less confident as a parent and 1 in 5 say it discourages them from being more involved in parenting. (2019-06-12)
How fathers, children should spend time together
Fathers who spend lots of time helping out with child care-related tasks on workdays are developing the best relationships with their children. (2019-06-11)
Early-life challenges affect how children focus, face the day
Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, or parental divorce or substance abuse, can affect executive function and lead to changes in a child's brain chemistry, muting the effects of stress hormones, according to a new University of Washington study. (2019-06-05)
Cold-parenting linked to premature aging, increased disease risk in offspring
New research out of Loma Linda University Health suggests that unsupportive parenting styles may have several negative health implications for children, even into their adult years. (2019-05-30)
Put more father friendly cues in OB/GYN offices, Rutgers-led study suggests
A new Rutgers-led study finds that by adding a few subtle cues to prenatal care waiting rooms, such as photos of men and babies, and pamphlets and magazines aimed toward men, OBGYNS can get fathers more involved in prenatal care and increase healthier outcomes for women and infants. (2019-05-28)
Support needed for multiple-birth families to improve outcomes
Having multiple-birth babies can be a time of wonder and excitement, however, according to the first-ever international collaborative report released today, these babies and their families can face serious disadvantages compared to parents of single-birth babies. (2019-05-26)
Reading with toddlers reduces harsh parenting, enhances child behavior
People who regularly read with their toddlers are less likely to engage in harsh parenting and the children are less likely to be hyperactive or disruptive, a Rutgers-led study finds. (2019-05-23)
How a new father views his relationship with his partner
A new father's views on his changing relationship with his wife or partner may depend in part on how much support he feels from her when he is caring for their baby, a new study suggests. (2019-05-15)
Chatterbox parents may boost tots' intelligence
A major new study, led by researchers at the University of York, has identified a link between kids who hear high quantities of adult speech and better nonverbal abilities such as reasoning, numeracy and shape awareness. (2019-04-30)
Digital parent training for child's disruptive behavior successful in primary health care
A program developed for the early detection of children's disruptive behavior and low-threshold digital parent training intervention was successfully transferred to child health clinics in primary health care, shows a new Finnish study. (2019-04-12)
Evolution from water to land led to better parenting
The evolution of aquatic creatures to start living on land made them into more attentive parents, says new research on frogs led by the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath. (2019-04-10)
Parental behaviour affects the involvement of children in cyberbullying
The information analysed by this group of researchers came to another conclusion: when parenting practices are not very suitable, it seems that the probability increases that the children might be victimised or involved in the double role of aggressor/victim, while in the case of girls, when they are treated in this way, they tend to be cyber-aggressors. (2019-04-05)
Interparental aggression often co-occurs with aggression toward kids
Parents in the midst of a psychologically or physically aggressive argument tend to also be aggressive with their children, according to researchers at Penn State. (2019-04-04)
Accelerating advances for HIV-positive Youth in Eastern Cape, South Africa
Lucie Cluver, Professor of Child and Family Social Work in Oxford's Department of Social Policy and Intervention, is the principal investigator and lead author with Mark Orkin, Visiting Professor in the Developmental Pathways to Health Research Unit (DPHRU) in the Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, School of Clinical Medicine at Wits University. (2019-03-14)
New evidence proves the work of UN agencies is effective
Academics led by Professor Lucie Cluver at Oxford University have shown how key services in lower and middle-income countries can contribute to multiple sustainable development goals (SDGs), even for the highest-risk children and adolescents. (2019-03-13)
Some personal beliefs and morals may stem from genetics
Penn State researchers found that while parents can help encourage their children to develop into responsible, conscientious adults, there is an underlying genetic factor that influences these traits, as well. (2019-02-25)
New parents face 6 years of disrupted sleep
The birth of a child has drastic short-term effects on new mothers' sleep, particularly during the first three months after birth. (2019-02-25)
Teens need to text, talk with parents often to maintain youth resiliency after a divorce
Texting, FaceTime and other popular communication methods among teens may help build supportive parent-youth relationships after a divorce, according to a Kansas State University family studies researcher. (2019-02-20)
Keep calm and don't carry on when parenting teens
In a new study, University of Rochester psychologists find that mothers and fathers who are less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline aimed at their teens, and that fathers in particular were not as good at considering alternative explanations for their teens' behavior. (2019-02-19)
Has screen time increased for young children and on what screen?
Children younger than 6 spend most of their screen time watching TV. (2019-02-18)
Positive thinking during pregnancy could help children's ability in math and science
Your attitude during pregnancy could have an effect on your child's ability in math and science, according to a new study published by Frontiers in Psychology today. (2019-02-08)
Parenting in the age of legal pot: Household rules, conversations help guide teen use
The legalization of marijuana in Washington state in 2012 gave parents the opportunity for a new teachable moment. (2019-02-07)
Giving children the skills they need to tackle life's toughest challenges
CHLA's Dr. Joyce Javier works to give children tools they need to tackle difficult challenges. (2019-01-25)
Most parents say hands-on, intensive parenting is best
Most parents say a child-centered, time-intensive approach to parenting is the best way to raise their kids, regardless of education, income or race. (2019-01-16)
Study: Despite progress, gay fathers and their children still structurally stigmatized
A study published in the February 2019 'Pediatrics' journal suggests the majority of gay fathers and their children continue to experience stigma with potentially harmful physical and psychological effects, despite legal, media and social advances. (2019-01-15)
Military spouses face higher perinatal depression risk
Women whose partners are away on military deployment are at greater risk of developing mental illness during the perinatal period, according to a review paper published in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps. (2019-01-14)
Controlling children's behavior with screen time leads to more screen time, study reveals
University of Guelph researchers investigated the impact of parenting practices on the amount of time young children spend in front of screens. (2019-01-09)
Deciphering infanticide
It may seem like one of the cruelest aspects of the natural world, but a new study is pinpointing the suite of factors, including the shape of the pup and a specific set of olfactory signals, or pheromones, that trigger infanticide in mice. (2018-12-18)
One in 4 parents not prepared for 'parenting hangovers' this holiday season
A quarter of parents of young children who drink alcohol on special occasions do not think about limiting how much they drink or whether they'll be able to take care of their child the next day, according to a new national poll. (2018-12-17)
Parents, kids spend more time discussing how to use mobile technology
Most parents would agree that one of the of the biggest modern parenting challenges is monitoring a child's online activity. (2018-12-11)
Regular bedtimes and sufficient sleep for children may lead to healthier teens
Having a regular, age-appropriate bedtime and getting sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for healthy body weight in adolescence, according to researchers at Penn State. (2018-12-06)
Classroom friendships may offset effects of punitive parents
A study by researchers at UC San Francisco has confirmed the link between Harsh Parenting to Defiance andNoncompliance in Kids and found that kindergarten may provide a unique opportunity for these harshly parented children to retool negative behavior. (2018-11-21)
Resiliency in NICU parents may be linked to lower depression and anxiety
Parents of vulnerable newborns in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) who feel less resilient may experience more symptoms of psychological distress, including depression and anxiety. (2018-11-05)
Grandparents: Raising their children's children, they get the job done
Millions of children are being raised solely by their grandparents, with numbers continuing to climb as the opioid crisis and other factors disrupt families. (2018-11-02)
Strengthening self-regulation in childhood may improve resiliency later in life
Millions of families live in poverty in the United States. (2018-11-01)
NIH BRAIN Initiative debuts cell census of mouse motor cortex -- for starters
Researchers have reached a milestone in their quest to catalog the brain's 'parts list.' The NIH BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) has issued its first data release. (2018-11-01)
Making a map of the brain
Harvard scientists have created a first-of-its-kind cellular atlas of an important region in the brains of mice. (2018-11-01)
Lifetime peer influences, and parenting, predict adult coercive relationships
Researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology have found peer socialization and disruptive parenting were strong predictors of whether adults age 28-30 years were in a coercive romantic relationship. (2018-10-29)
Prize-winning research reveals how parenting behavior is controlled in the mouse brain
Johannes Kohl has been named the 2018 Grand Prize winner of The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology, for research that makes sense of how a cluster of neurons controls parenting behavior in mice. (2018-10-11)
How parenting affects antisocial behaviors in children
In a recent study of the parental caregiving environment, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, found that within identical twin pairs, the child who experienced harsher behavior and less parental warmth was at a greater risk for developing antisocial behaviors. (2018-10-11)
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