How Parents' Reactions To School Performance Influence Their ...

What do you do if your child comes home with a lower score on a test than you both expected? Do you praise their efforts and focus on what they got right? Or do you home in on the answers that they got wrong, hoping this will help them to do better ...

Dec 21

Categories: Parenting


Parent-Targeted Interventions in Primary Care Improve Parent-Teen ...

By helping parents learn to talk about certain topics such as sex and alcohol with their children, the awareness that adolescents have towards these issues will improve. This enables them to make wiser choices and engage in healthy behaviors which ...

Aug 20

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting


Decades After a Good-Behavior Program in Grade School, Adults Report ...

When children grow up in a supportive and engaging environment, they are able to build strong relationships and develop life skills that have lasting effects.

Jul 26

Categories: Parenting


Offering Children a Wide Variety and Large Quantities of Snack Food ...

We are often advised by health professionals to use smaller plates to serve our food on so as to get ourselves to consume smaller, healthier portions of food. However, a recent study has suggested that it might be more advisable to cut back on ...

Jul 20

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting


Teens 'Mocked' by Their Parents are at Greater Risk for Bullying, ...

Constant rejection and hostility from parents can lead to emotional regulation issues in children, which may turn into anger problems when they become adolescents. Dysregulated anger due to poor parenting makes it difficult for teenagers to interact ...

Jul 12

Categories: Bullying, Parenting


Sister, Neighbor, Friend: Thinking About Multiple Roles Boosts Kids' ...

A series of experiments conducted has led to the discovery that problem-solving skills and other abilities can be enhanced by raising children's awareness about the various identities that they have, such as being a sister, son or a friend.

Jul 4

Categories: Child Development, Parenting


The "Recency Effect" Is Especially Pronounced In Children - An ...

Early utterances in toddlers may be a result of the Recency Effect, rather than an indication of their understanding in the meaning of the words they say. Recent studies have shown that the Recency Effect plays a role in decision making when it ...

Jul 2

Categories: Child Development, Parenting


Many Parents Struggle for Years to Adjust After Learning a Child's ...

Despite knowing about their child’s sexual orientation for two years, parents of many LGB youths still find the news hard to swallow.

Jun 21

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Parenting


Parental Support is Key When Adolescents with Autism Want to Learn to ...

Learning how to drive could be highly beneficial for adolescents with autism as it enhances their life skills and allows them to be more independent. A study seeking to expand the available information suggested that parents should give these ...

Jun 21

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Parenting


Parental Anxiety and Children's Learning

A new study has found that parents' attitudes towards mathematics can predict the learning outcomes of their children.

Dec 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Learning Difficulties, Parenting


The Effects of Technology on Parents and Children’s Loneliness

This article talks about how the influence of technology can affect parents’ attitude towards their children and the quality of parent-children interactions.

Nov 13

Categories: Child Development, Parenting, Social Isolation


The Role of Oxytocin in Threat Response

The fight-or-flight response has been widely studied and the findings have been replicated across species. Recently, researchers looked at fear responses in parents when threats occur in the presence of their young and found that a new threat ...

Nov 12

Categories: Fear, Parenting


The Effects of different Parenting Styles

This article identifies various common parenting styles and how supportive rejection can be beneficial to a child’s growth.

Oct 23

Categories: Child Development, Parenting, Positive Psychology


How to deal with your Child's tendency to Lie?

This article talks about how parents should act when their child lies. Parents are encouraged to first understand their child’s reason behind telling the lie before proceeding to discuss the consequences.

Oct 16

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


The Relationship between Materialism and Gratitude

The trait of materialism has been associated with a variety of mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety; hence, parents should naturally be concerned about the potential development of materialism in their child. A recent study showed ...

Oct 15

Categories: Child Development, Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Parenting

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