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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Text While Parenting makes You Cranky and a Bad Parent

A new study from Boston Medical Center reveals that parents who get absorbed by email, games or other apps have more negative interactions with their children, making them feel like they're competing for attention with their parents' gadgets.

Mar 10

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Higher Risk of Mental Illness for Those With Older Fathers

A new study has found that the children of older fathers have a much greater risk of serious mental illness. The findings come from a huge number of people: everyone born in Sweden between 1973 and 2001. The researchers included over 2.5 million ...

Mar 6

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Same-Sex Parenting Does Not Harm Children, Research Review Finds

Children who are raised by same-sex parents do just as well in social development, education and emotionally as those raised by heterosexual couples, an Australian review of the research finds. In Australia 11% of gay men and 33% of lesbians have ...

Feb 4

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Why baby talk is good for your baby

The more parents exaggerate vowels and raise the pitch of their voices when talking to babies, the more the babies babble, new research shows. Common advice to new parents is that the more words babies hear, the faster their vocabulary grows. The ...

Jan 27

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Prepare for Parenting by Healing Your Childhood Wounds

We often hear the cornerstone of healthy parenting quoted as consistently “responding with sensitivity” to our infants’ and children’s emotional and physical needs in relation to their biological-developmental stage. And while I agree this ...

Jan 21

Categories: Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex ...

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Pressure from rising costs can escalate violence against children

MALAYSIA: Experts are ringing alarm bells that child abuse cases are bound to escalate and a contributing factor is mounting pressure on families in trying to deal with the high cost of living. The Malaysian Mental Health Association says the ...

Jan 11

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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5 effective parenting programs to reduce problem behaviors in children

All parents want what's best for their children. But not every parent knows how to provide their child with the tools to be successful, or how to help them avoid the biggest adolescent behavior problems: substance use, delinquency, school dropout, ...

Dec 19

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Parent behaviors linked to kids' anxiety, depression

Young people whose parents tend to fight with each other or are over involved in their kids' lives are at increased risk of depression and anxiety, according to a new comprehensive review of past studies. Kids tend to first experience depression or ...

Dec 16

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

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Can stressed out parents cause obesity in children?

Parental stress is linked to weight gain in children, according to a new study from St. Michael’s Hospital. The study found that children whose parents have high levels of stress have a Body Mass Index, or BMI, about 2 per cent higher than those ...

Dec 13

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

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