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Is gender equality achievable in the Russian family?
Distribution of rights and obligations in the family, opportunities and responsibilities in performing the main family functions is one of the most controversial, but at the same time one of the most important issues in the modern context. (2020-07-10)
Parents' smartphone use does not harm parent/child relationships
Contrary to popular views, parental smartphone use is rarely associated with poor parenting, and more often than not, tends to be associated with warm and attached parenting. (2020-07-09)
The effects of smartphone use on parenting
Parents may worry that spending time on their smartphones has a negative impact on their relationships with their children. (2020-07-08)
Social media can identify fathers at risk of postpartum depression
Fathers' social media posts were evaluated for changes in behavior (engagement with the platform), emotions, linguistic style, and discussion topics following the birth of their child. (2020-07-07)
Role-play shows which expectant dads will thrive as new fathers
A five-minute role-play done with men before the birth of their first child predicted the quality of their parenting after the baby arrived, a new study showed. (2020-06-23)
Teens who say their parents are overcontrolling struggle with relationships, educational goals as adults
A new longitudinal study sought to determine the long-term impact on youth of parenting that is psychologically controlling. (2020-06-16)
Higher parental stress linked to low screen-time enforcement, research finds
When parents are under stress, household rules about screen time often get abandoned, new University of Guelph research finds. (2020-06-15)
Only 1 in 3 COVID-19 research authors are women and even fewer are senior authors
Women make up only a third of all authors who have published research on COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic in January this year, and even fewer of them are senior authors on these papers, suggests an analysis in BMJ Global Health. (2020-06-11)
The mental health of fathers of babies born very prematurely
Following the journey of 100 fathers of babies born before 30 weeks' gestation, the study found that almost one in five fathers experienced high depressive symptoms, and approximately half of all fathers experienced moderate anxiety symptoms that persisted throughout the first year of their baby's life. (2020-06-08)
Extended parenting helps young birds grow smarter
The current study analyzes social and life-history data from several thousand songbirds, including 127 corvids, the family that includes jays, crows, ravens, and magpies. (2020-05-31)
Parents that know a child's preferences can assertively guide exercise
A parent who knows a child's preferences and participates in the activities can guide the child assertively without diminishing the child's enthusiasm for physical activity and exercise. (2020-05-15)
Presence of spouse alters how parents' brains react to children stimuli, finds NTU Singapore study
A study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) researchers has revealed how the physical presence of spouses who are co-parenting can alter each other's brain activity. (2020-05-12)
'Terrible twos' not inevitable: With engaged parenting, happy babies can become happy toddlers
Parents should not feel pressured to make their young children undertake structured learning or achieve specific tasks, particularly during lockdown. (2020-05-06)
First mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD reaches trial stage
In the summer of 2017, a group of University of Rochester researchers teamed up to create the first mobile phone app for caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). (2020-04-08)
Where you live may influence your baby's behavior
Infants from rural families tend to display negative emotions such as anger and frustration more frequently than their urban counterparts, according to a recent study in the Journal of Community Psychology. (2020-03-18)
Crocs' better parenting skills could make them more resilient to climate change
The ability of crocodiles to survive mass extinctions could be in part due to their more hands-on approach to parenting, say scientists at the University of Bath's Milner Centre for Evolution. (2020-03-11)
Leaving your baby to 'cry it out' has no adverse effects on child development
Leaving an infant to 'cry it out' from birth up to 18 months does not adversely affect their behaviour development or attachment, researchers from the University of Warwick have found, they also discovered that those left to cry cried less and for a shorter duration at 18 months of age. (2020-03-10)
Education the key to equal parenting rights for same-sex couples
Same-sex marriage may have been given the green (or rainbow) light in many countries around the world, but it appears there are still some entrenched attitudes in society when it comes to same-sex parenting. (2020-03-10)
Unintended pregnancy rates higher among women with disabilities, study says
Pregnancies among women with disabilities are 42% more likely to be unintended than pregnancies among women without disabilities, says a new report published in the journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. (2020-02-28)
Parenting elective lets physicians spend more time with their babies
A novel, four-week parenting rotation designed for pediatric residents has dramatically increased the amount of time resident parents can spend at home with their babies, according to a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. (2020-02-19)
Association of parent, family stressors with screen exposure among toddlers
This population-based study explored associations between parent and family stressors, such as parenting stress and lower household income, with child screen exposure and screen use paired with feeding in toddlers. (2020-02-05)
Self-care linked to greater confidence in parents of children with FASD
Children diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) -- caused by prenatal alcohol exposure -- often face lifelong developmental, cognitive and behavioral problems. (2020-02-04)
Program decreases stress among parents in low-income diverse populations
Low-income parents reported lower perceived parenting stress and better overall outcomes when parents participated in Parenting Journey, a community-delivered curriculum designed to increase resilience and support nurturing family relationships. (2020-01-14)
Yale-led team finds parents can curb teen drinking and driving
Binge drinking by teenagers in their senior year of high school is a strong predictor of dangerous behaviors later in life, including driving while impaired (DWI) and riding with an impaired driver (RWI), according to a new Yale-led study. (2020-01-13)
A new link between fear, imitation, and antisocial behavior in children
Research from Rebecca Waller of the University of Pennsylvania and Nicholas Wagner of Boston University found that children who were fearless, lacked social connection, and didn't participate in 'arbitrary imitation' -- copying acts that had no inherent function -- were more likely to develop antisocial behavior. (2020-01-06)
Apps help with breastfeeding -- at a cost
Mobile phone apps are increasingly being used to support breastfeeding decisions - sometimes at a cost, a Flinders University study indicates. (2019-12-22)
Large UK study shows teenage girls far more likely to self-harm
Teenage girls are suffering far worse mental health and wellbeing issues than boys, according to a major new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Research Papers in Education. (2019-12-18)
Mommy drinking is on the upswing -- but women without children still drink more
Men and women are continuing to increase binge drinking, regardless of parenting status, according to a new study at Columbia. (2019-11-26)
UK Study: Lack of economic support hinders cognitive abilities of children of single mothers
A new study examined how the impact of single motherhood on children's verbal cognitive abilities has changed and how the age of children when their parents separate affects those abilities. (2019-11-20)
When do alcohol-dependent mothers parent harshly?
While parents with substance use disorders are more likely to treat their children harshly, they don't do so all the time. (2019-11-19)
Helicopter parents and 'hothouse children' -- exploring the high stakes of family dynamics
Kristin Moilanen, associate professor of child development and family studies, said the phenomena of helicopter parenting most often occurs in middle- to upper-class families where stakes are high for parents to be able to show off their children's success. (2019-11-18)
Study: A mother's warmth, sensitivity can mitigate obesity risk factors in infants
An ongoing longitudinal University at Buffalo study being presented Nov. (2019-11-05)
Study: Teens who have loving bond with mother less likely to enter abusive relationships
A mother's warmth and acceptance toward her teenagers may help prevent those children from being in an abusive relationship later in life, even if her own marriage is contentious, according to a new University at Buffalo study. (2019-10-30)
Informal sharing of breast milk gains popularity among women, despite safety risks
Women who are unable to produce enough breast milk for their children are increasingly turning to 'mother-to-mother' informal milk-sharing, a potentially unsafe practice that is discouraged by the pediatric medical community, according to new research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2019 National Conference & Exhibition. (2019-10-25)
Children told lies by parents subsequently lie more as adults, face adjustment difficulty
'If you don't behave, I'll call the police,' is a lie that parents might use to get their young children to behave. (2019-10-02)
Poor mental and physical health in pregnancy linked to infant sleep problems
Severe and persistent infant sleep problems in the first year are linked to poor maternal mental and physical health during pregnancy, a new study by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute has found. (2019-10-02)
Fish fathers exhibit signatures of 'baby brain' that may facilitate parental care behavior
Many new parents are familiar with terms like 'baby brain' or 'mommy brain' that hint at an unavoidable decline in cognitive function associated with the hormonal changes of pregnancy, childbirth, and maternal caregiving. (2019-09-30)
Bateman's cowbirds
Researchers at Illinois have discovered that cowbirds conform to Bateman's Principle, despite investing no energy into parental care. (2019-09-30)
Context may explain why dads are happier and less stressed than moms
Dads are often happier, less stressed and less tired than moms when taking care of kids, and researchers say these differences may come down to how and when childcare activities are split between parents. (2019-09-23)
'Time-outs' not associated with long-term negative effects in children
Researchers find no differences in emotional and behavioral health between kids whose parents reported using time-outs and those who didn't. (2019-09-12)
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