Christmas Sweets: What they reveal about preventing child obesity

When you hear the word “Christmas”, what are the first five words that instantly pop into your head? This was the question asked in a new study that led researchers to suggest that differences in food parenting styles for special occasions, may ...

Dec 26

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Millennials are more confident in their parenting than others

New research suggests millennial moms are more confident about having parenting nailed than moms of other generations.

Dec 21

Categories: Parenting

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Why Parents Worry More About Sex than Violence in the Movies

Violence is more harmful to people than sex. Parents universally hope their kids will never have to be violent or even experience violence. Sex, on the other hand, is a part of life that everybody wants their offspring to enjoy eventually. So why ...

Dec 5

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting

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5 fun ways to build your child’s brain

Don’t amuse your kids into creative impotence. Constant amusement inhibits imagination. Let them be bored.

Nov 27

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Being The Favourite Child Linked To Surprising Disadvantage

…and if you weren’t mom’s favourite, there’s is an unexpected upside.

Nov 21

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development, Parenting

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Mother's age at birth may influence symptoms of depression in ...

The daughters, but not the sons, of women who give birth at age 30 or older are more likely to experience symptoms of depression as young adults, according to new research. The age of the father at birth is not a factor.

Nov 18

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development, Parenting

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You should talk to your kids about mental illness. Here’s how.

Talking about mental illness isn’t easy, especially if it’s with your child, but it’s an important conversation to have.

Nov 14

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Parenting

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Think your child suffers from Depression?

"A secure, warm, loving relationship with a parent can be a protective factor against depression, especially for girls," Beresin said.

Oct 14

Categories: Depression, Parenting

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Mindful Parenting for ADHD

The practice of mindfulness provides tools for cultivating focus, resilience, and well-being--both yours and your child's. They take advantage of the brain's innate capacity to rewire itself, an ability we all maintain at any age.

Sep 19

Categories: Adult ADHD, Mindfulness, Parenting

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Children's Sleep And Mental Health Are Related

Tired parents are often told that night waking is part of toddlerhood, and that it will soon pass on its own, but this is not the case for everyone. Recent studies show that serious sleep disorders in young children can have long-term consequences.

Sep 18

Categories: Child Development, Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.), ...

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Does our mental health as teenagers determine our entry into ...

The effects of parenthood on mental health are complex, but a new study published in Health Sociology Review reveals a different angle to the relationship: how a person's mental health at 16 influences whether or not he or she becomes a parent, as ...

Sep 10

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Oppositional & Defiant Behavior in ...

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One in 10 fathers suffer from post-natal depression, study finds

One in 10 new fathers suffers from post-natal depression and more research is needed to find out how many develop other mental health disorders after their children are born.

Feb 12

Categories: Men's Issues, Parenting

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The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

Our society worships talent, and many people assume that possessing superior intelligence or ability - along with confidence in that ability - is a recipe for success. In fact, however, more than 35 years of scientific investigation suggests that an ...

Jan 29

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Why Are Babies So Cute?

Why is it that we find babies so cute, is this an inherently human trait?

Dec 2

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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A Mother's Soothing Presence Makes Pain Go Away

By carefully analyzing what genes were active in infant rat brains when the mother was present or not present, the NYU researchers found that several hundred genes were more, or less, active in rat infants experiencing pain than in those that were ...

Nov 20

Categories: Pain management, Parenting

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