Parenting

'Old' sperm produces healthier offspring (IMAGE)

Health/Nutrition  14 February '19

'Old' sperm produces healthier offspring

Sperm that lives for longer before fertilizing an egg produces healthier offspring - according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Uppsala University in Sweden.

Child hurt

Parenting  7 February '19

Book offers hope to parents of children who self-torture

Parents who discover their children intentionally hurt themselves - by cutting, carving, scratching or burning their skin - often feel guilty and ashamed, assuming they somehow caused their children's emotional distress. A new book by experts in self-injury offers parents hope: assurance that they didn't cause their child's self-injuring, and guidance on how they can become key allies in helping their child heal.

Family Parenting

School  5 February '19

Time parents spend with children key to academic success

The time parents spend with their children has a powerful effect on their educational achievement, according to a large study with a novel approach.

baby feeding

Parenting  4 February '19

Keeping the peace when mom and grandma disagree on feeding the kids

Many mothers have to navigate a sea of advice from family and experts when it comes to feeding their babies. Nonetheless, nutrition educators typically focus only on the mother, even in Latino communities where grandmothers and other older female relatives often play major roles in caring for children.

Rice University Researchers

Parenting  4 February '19

No sweat? That's an issue for home-schooled children

Parents who home-school their children may think putting them into organized sports and physical activities keeps them fit, but Rice University researchers say young people need more.

Mother breastfeeding

Parenting  2 February '19

Delaying newborn baths increases rates of breastfeeding

While it has been standard practice for decades to whisk newborns off to a bath within the first few hours of their birth, a new Cleveland Clinic study found that waiting to bathe a healthy newborn 12 or more hours after birth increased the rate of breastfeeding exclusivity during the newborn hospital stay.

Managing gender dysphoria in adolescents: A practical guide for family physicians (IMAGE)

Parenting  21 January '19

Managing gender dysphoria in adolescents: A practical guide for family physicians

As a growing number of adolescents identify as transgender, a review aims to help primary care physicians care for this vulnerable group and its unique needs.

How Parents Try to Prevent Colds in Their Kids (IMAGE)

Parenting  21 January '19

At least half of parents try non-evidence-based cold prevention methods for kids

National Poll: Many parents still believe 'folklore strategies' or use vitamins or supplements for cold prevention that are not scientifically supported

Child centered

Parenting  19 January '19

Most parents say hands-on, intensive parenting is best

Most parents say a child-centered, time-intensive approach to parenting is the best way to raise their kids, regardless of education, income or race.

Rachel Garthe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Parenting  19 January '19

Youth dating violence shaped by parents' conflict-handling views, study finds

Parents who talk to their children about nonviolent ways of resolving conflict may reduce children's likelihood of physically or psychologically abusing their dating partners later - even when parents give contradictory messages indicating that violence is acceptable in certain circumstances.

Meghan Burke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Parenting  19 January '19

Study: Many parents of children with disabilities don't make care plans

Fewer than half of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities make long-term plans about who will take over their child's care if the parent or other relative providing care dies or becomes incapacitated, a new study suggests.

Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages

Parenting  20 November '18

Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages

Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages

Parenting  1 November '18

The Best Presents For Parents With Kids On The Way

The Best Presents For Parents With Kids On The Way

Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

Parenting  17 September '18

Study: Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

Do mothers' parenting attitudes change with their first- and second-born

Parenting  8 August '18

Do mothers' parenting attitudes change with their first- and second-born?

Do mothers' parenting attitudes change with their first- and second-born?

First ever study of serious case reviews of sudden unexpected infant deaths conducted

Family Life  26 July '18

First ever study of serious case reviews of sudden unexpected infant deaths conducted

Domestic violence, mental health problems and substance misuse highlighted as factors.Most cases occurred when intoxicated parents shared sleeping surfaces with child Many happen following a sudden change in family circumstances.For the first time in England a study has been conducted of official investigations of unexpected infant deaths.

2-Year-Old Boy In Sacramento Dies After He Was Left In Hot Car Outside His Home

Health/Nutrition  10 July '18

2-Year-Old Boy In Sacramento Dies After He Was Left In Hot Car Outside His Home

A young boy was found unresponsive inside a car parked across his home under 98-degree heat. According to reports, the toddler may have died from heat-related causes.

The Incredibles 2 Family

Family Life  3 July '18

Top 30 Best The Incredibles 2 Toys

Top 30 Best The Incredibles 2 Toys

SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy

Family Life  3 July '18

Top 13 Best Family Summer Vacation Must-Haves

Top 13 Best Family Summer Vacation Must-Haves

Nearly 90 Percent Of Parents Think It's More Difficult To Raise Kids Than Ever Before

Family Life  4 July '18

Nearly 90 Percent Of Parents Think It's More Difficult To Raise Kids Than Ever Before

A survey conducted by the Business Performance Innovation Network revealed that most parents these days experience parental burnout. They go through emotional distress, which affects their work and family life.

It's The Last Day Of School, And Teachers Are Celebrating On Twitter

School  2 July '18

It's The Last Day Of School, And Teachers Are Celebrating On Twitter

Teachers are excited for the end of the school year and the start of summer. They shared their favorite memes, videos, and photos, to express their anticipation to go on a two-month rest from classroom duty.

Scottsdale Fire Station's Automatic Doors Crush Toddler To Death

Family Life  2 July '18

Scottsdale Fire Station's Automatic Doors Crush Toddler To Death

Dan and Courtney Reiss plan to sue the city of Scottsdale for $9 million over the wrongful death of their 16-month-old son at the city's firestation.

Pool Noodles

Health/Nutrition  29 June '18

Parents, Take Note: Pool Noodles Could Have Snakes In Them, Arizona Fire Department Says

The Arizona Fire Department reminded people to check their pool noodles for snakes after a citizen saw a few in an abandoned pool noodle. The department also provided safety measures in case of snake encounters.

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