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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Brains response to threat silenced when we are reminded of being ...

Being shown pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain's response to threat, new research from the University of Exeter has found.

Nov 11

Categories: Child Development, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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How To Get Children To Behave Without Hitting Them

There's plenty of evidence that spanking, paddling or hitting children doesn't improve their behavior in the long run and actually makes it worse. But the science never trumps emotion, according to Alan Kazdin, head of the Yale Parenting Center and ...

Sep 27

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting

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Marital aggression harms child's emotional adjustment

Combative parents may impair a child’s ability to recognize and control emotions. Aggression between parents powerfully shape children's emotional adjustment and long-term childhood poverty was also found to negatively influence child emotional ...

Sep 24

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting

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'Tiger Moms' may scar kids

University of California, Riverside, researchers discovered the strict Chinese parenting style that advocates less support and more punitive parent techniques might lead to low self-esteem and school adjustment difficulties in children. This ...

Sep 24

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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During pregnancy, future parenting behavior can be predicted by ...

Having expectant parents role-play interacting with an infant using a doll can help predict which couples may be headed for co-parenting conflicts when their baby arrives.

Aug 28

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Mass Gatherings May Promote Or Prevent Suicide

What do music festivals, football matches and religious gatherings have in common? They are all associated with changes to the citizens of the host city's risk of suicide, some for better, some for worse. New research supports the premise that it is ...

Jul 3

Categories: Parenting, Suicide Prevention

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Do Fathers Matter?

Now that I have read Paul Raeburn's "Do Fathers Matter?," I know that my comfort with more dangerous play - my willingness to let my daughters stand on top of a minivan - is a typically paternal trait. Dads roughhouse with children more, too. They ...

Jul 3

Categories: Parenting

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The Trauma of Parenthood

EVERYONE knows that being the parent of an infant is hard. There's the sleeplessness, the screaming fits to tend to, the loss of autonomy, the social isolation and the sheer monotony of it. Everyone also knows that there is only one socially ...

Jul 1

Categories: Parenting

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Dads Who Wash the Dishes Raise More Aspirational Daughters

New research finds that daughters of men who help out at home tend to select from a broader range of career options than the daughters of families in which chores are not equitably shared.

Jun 12

Categories: Parenting

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How Dads Influence Teens' Happiness

The influence of fathers on their teenage children has long been overlooked. Now researchers are finding surprising ways in which dads make a difference

Apr 26

Categories: Parenting

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Is inflated praise for your child a bad thing?

When you've done something good, or performed a task well, it feels great to get some praise for it. And parents and teachers, especially in Western cultures, are encouraged to dole out praise to children in an increasingly generous manner. A ...

Apr 7

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Mothers of Children with Cancer suffers from Chronic lack of Sleep ...

"It's a whole new cancer world" and "I don't remember what it's like to have sleep" were the most common themes of mothers interviewed by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers during the maintenance period after a child's treatment for ...

Mar 13

Categories: Parenting, Sleep Disorders, Stress Management

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