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When deciding to care for aging parents, affection trumps blame

January 11, 2019

It is often expected that as parents age, the children they once cared for will need to care…
Parents, don’t panic – your picky eater is in good health

August 24, 2018

In fact, being more relaxed around eating will help your child be less choosy. Picky eating in toddlers…
Can you keep your kids safe when they watch YouTube?

January 3, 2018

In recent weeks, parents have been shaken by media reports about upsetting, offensive or crassly commercial videos that children using YouTube and…
Young people don’t want to move out of their parents because of financial fears

October 7, 2017

If you like watching old Hollywood movies, you‘ve probably noticed that housing situation was much different. Now it…
Parents with Bipolar benefit from self-help tool

May 17, 2017

Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child behaviour. That is…
Parents who play ‘Pokémon GO’ with kids: ‘It wasn’t really about the Pokémon’

March 29, 2017

Parents who regularly play “Pokémon GO” with their children report a number of side benefits from playing the…
Why fresh fruits, veggies may prevent kids from eating better

March 1, 2017

Contrary to popular belief, the supermarket’s freezer section or the canned goods aisle could be the path for…
Children are more apt to confess misdeeds if they think parents will react positively

January 11, 2017

Even if they believe they could be punished, older kids are more likely than younger children to view…
How Your Parenting Tactics Influence Your Teen’s Problem Behaviors

December 12, 2016

Yelling. Screaming. Slamming of doors. Sneaking out. Sound familiar? Perhaps you’re a parent with a teenager at home…
Researchers want to break down language barriers with math and text messages

November 15, 2016

Getting parents engaged in their child’s classroom isn’t easy when mom and dad don’t speak English. That’s why…
Why Parents Can’t Resist Buying Their Children the Hottest Gifts

December 17, 2015

BeatBo the dancing robot. The latest video games. A LeapPad tablet. The Nerf Stormtrooper blaster. Doc McStuffins from…
Researchers investigate mental health of teens after dad leaves

December 16, 2015

Family breakdown and the insecure financial situation that often results can heighten worry and depressive symptoms in adolescents…
Helicopter parenting at the doctor’s office may impact teen health

December 15, 2015

Parents of teens may struggle letting go of the reins when it comes to their children’s health checkups,…
Children’s loss of parents doubles the risk of suicide

November 13, 2015

A new study from Aarhus University shows that losing a mother or father before you reach the age…
Child Health: You Are What Your Father Ate

October 26, 2015

For years, scientists have known about the “couch potato” rat. If the mother rat is undernourished during pregnancy…
Adult children with problems: How they affect parents’ well-being

October 16, 2015

You did everything you could to raise them right and keep them safe, but their lives aren’t turning…
Don’t stop at ‘Don’t do that again!’

October 16, 2015

Two kids climb into an empty shopping cart and launch themselves down a hill. If you’re an adult,…
Teens With Bulimia Recover Faster When Parents Are Included in Treatment

September 18, 2015

Involving parents in the treatment of adolescents with bulimia nervosa is more effective than treating the patient individually,…
Healthy role models

August 12, 2015

It’s a common view that adolescents don’t want to listen to their parents, but reality is different –…
Are temper, anxiety, homework trouble medical issues? Many parents don’t realize it

May 20, 2015

Parents often bring their school-aged children to check-ups or sick visits armed with questions. What should he put…
Parent training reduces serious behavioral problems in children with autism

May 4, 2015

Young children with autism spectrum disorder, who also have serious behavioral problems, showed improved behavior when their parents…
“Sharenting” trends: Do parents share too much about their kids on social media?

March 17, 2015

Some of social media’s greatest stars aren’t even old enough to tweet: Pictures of kids playing dress up,…
Parents drive kids’ car choices

October 3, 2014

New research suggests dear old Mom and Dad could be the auto industry’s secret weapon. The study, co-authored…
Parents hazy on cannabis facts

June 17, 2014

Coinciding with Drug Action Week 2014, a survey from the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NPIC) at…
Toy story: Old favourites fight rise of the tablet

January 27, 2014

Alexandra Delage from Lexibook holds a tablet connected wirelessly to a mini camera attached to a helmet during…
Almost a third of professional parents have moved home for a good school

December 19, 2013

Research conducted by Professor Becky Francis, Department of Education and Professional Studies at King’s, has found that around…
Stepparents Are Not Always Evil

November 12, 2013

Parents’ strategy to love their children depends on more than blood ties…
Nurturing may protect kids from brain changes linked to poverty

October 29, 2013

Growing up in poverty can have long-lasting, negative consequences for a child. But for poor children raised by…
Cheats of the bird world: Cuckoo finches fool host parents

September 25, 2013

Cuckoo finches that lay more than one egg in their victims’ nests have a better chance of bamboozling…
Parents of Teen Girls More Accepting of Birth Control Pills than Other Contraceptive Methods

February 13, 2013

Parents are more accepting of their teenage daughters using birth control pills than any other form of contraception,…
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