Parenting

Latest research on parenting. Everything from infancy through the teen years, including breastfeeding, colic, academic success, behavioral problems, teen relationships and more.

Theory linking cognition, genes and income refuted

Researchers have cast doubt on a widely-held belief that connects family income with cognitive development. The popular theory holds that genes play a larger role in brain development for children...

Two out of 3 parents struggle finding childcare that meets...

The search for the best preschool or childcare option is often a challenging experience -- and many parents aren't sure if the one they pick is safe and healthy for...

A mom's support helps a child learn to handle negative...

When children become upset, showing negative emotions or behaviors, some parents become distressed, while others are able to talk their child through the difficult situation. Studies have shown that a...

Spanking linked to increase in children's behavior problems

Children who have been spanked by their parents by age 5 show an increase in behavior problems at age 6 and age 8 relative to children who have never been...

Teenage depression linked to father's depression

Adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves, finds a new study.

Intentional teaching makes the biggest impact on early childhood outcomes

High quality preschool is one of the most effective means of preparing all children to succeed in school. This review of research indicates the need to expand our definitions of...

Parents help shape how much pain preschoolers feel after vaccination

New research has found that the amount of distress and pain felt by a preschooler during a vaccination is strongly related to how to their parents help them cope before...

Cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents with OCD works...

The vast majority of children and adolescents who receive cognitive behavioral therapy treatment for OCD thrive and live without symptoms a year after the end of treatment, shows new research.

Hair cortisol levels predict which mothers are more likely to...

Hair cortisol levels, which is a steroid hormone secreted as a response to stress, are higher in the first and third trimesters of pregnancy for those women that will later...
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