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Mood of children during earliest stages of life linked to maternal mental health

September 5, 2019

Researchers and clinicians have long understood that depression and other mood disorders in mothers can have substantial, detrimental…
How social media altered the good parenting ideal

September 4, 2019

Social media has altered perceptions of what good parenting is and may play a role in the reduction…
Culturally centered birth center improves value and equity in health care before and after birth

August 30, 2019

Racial inequities in health care in the weeks before and after birth put African American women and their…
A major public health concern – too much screen time is making children overweight

August 27, 2019

We already know that screen time for children should be limited. Watching too much TV impedes their creative…
Preventing ADHD: positive mothers, well-behaved kids

August 19, 2019

Studies have shown that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children can be reduced through positive parenting: by…
Children are spending too much time on devices, but parents don’t care

July 26, 2019

Computers are all around us. They are unavoidable and they are actually nice to have. However, children’s’ screen…
Marijuana use may not make parents more ‘chill’

July 18, 2019

Sorry, marijuana moms and dads: Using pot may not make you a more relaxed parent, at least when…
‘Harsh parenting’ might alter kids’ brains

July 17, 2019

Children whose parents often get angry at them, spank them, yell at them or shake them as a…
Extra parental support helps to improve childhood obesity

July 15, 2019

Extra support for parents led to better weight development in young children with obesity than current standard treatment,…
Men who avoid teen parenthood through partners’ use of abortion gain long – term economic benefits, first of its kind study says

July 11, 2019

Studies have shown an association between adolescent girls’ access to abortion services to end an unplanned and unwanted…
Too Much Screen Time for the Kids? Grandparents May Also Be Complicit

July 10, 2019

Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit. Candy. Extended…
New parents spend more on fruits and vegetables

July 9, 2019

New parents spend more money on fresh fruits and vegetables than before having children, according to a new…
Working parents fight image battle on two fronts

July 1, 2019

Managing a reputation as both a good employee and devoted parent can lead to serious consequences for working parents,…
Screen Time & the Brain

June 20, 2019

Whether we like it or not, digital devices are everywhere. Some of us can barely put them down,…
How fathers, children should spend time together

June 12, 2019

As men everywhere brace for an onslaught of ties, tools, wallets and novelty socks gifted for Father’s Day,…
Donuts on Our Daughters

June 10, 2019

A U-M study examines whether images of food on kids’ clothes influence eating behavior. Frosted cupcakes, sprinkled donuts…
How Much Time Should Kids Really Be Spending on Screens?

June 6, 2019

Teaching children to make healthy choices is one of the most critical jobs a parent has – and…
Sticking to sports can help kids adjust

June 4, 2019

Thinking of getting your child to take up a sport that involves a coach or instructor? Good news:…
Children who nap midday are happier, excel academically, and have fewer behavioral problems

May 31, 2019

A Penn study of nearly 3,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in China revealed strong connections between 30…
Why kids should be encouraged to play more than one sport

May 29, 2019

While many parents are heeding the advice of experts and resisting the urge to have their kids focus…
New study to help uncover childhood risks for self-harm or eating disorders

May 22, 2019

A new study led by the University of Bristol will help uncover risk factors and links between self-harm…
How a new father views his relationship with his partner

May 20, 2019

A new father’s views on his changing relationship with his wife or partner may depend in part on…
What happens when your picky toddler becomes a teen?

May 14, 2019

However, the few children who were persistent picky eaters, those who were less able to change and adapt…
‘Quality’ father involvement plays big role in keeping abused children away from drugs

May 9, 2019

Researchers have long-known that abused children are at higher risk of adolescent drug use. But a new study…
The more you speak to your children, the smarter they are going to be

April 30, 2019

You learn as you go. This is how you learned to walk, to speak, to read and to…
Fussy children in poor families are not exposed to healthy food

April 26, 2019

Sadly, eating healthy is expensive. Counter intuitively, poor people are often the ones who are overweight, out of…
Healthy meal kits can boost children’s long-term health

April 23, 2019

A scheme that helped parents plan well-balanced family dinners for three months kept their children healthier for years…
A “million word gap” for children who aren’t read to at home

April 11, 2019

Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more…
Children born to parents with mental disorders face their own psychological challenges

April 4, 2019

Already when they begin school, children born to parents who have at some point been diagnosed with schizophrenia…
A time-out is still a good method to discipline children – it might even improve their mental health

April 2, 2019

You probably still remember being a child and getting in trouble. One of the most common punishments for…
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