Parenting

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

Pregnant moms and their offspring should limit added sugars in...

A new study has determined that poorer childhood cognition occurred, particularly in memory and learning, when pregnant women or their offspring consumed greater quantities of sugar. Substituting diet soda for...

Modeling prosocial behavior increases helping in 16-month-olds

Shortly after they turn 1, most babies begin to help others, whether by handing their mother an object out of her reach or giving a sibling a toy that has...

Siblings' experiences in middle childhood predict differences in college graduation...

Graduating from college has significant implications for adults' long-term success, including employment, family formation, and health. A new longitudinal study found that when siblings in middle childhood experienced less warmth...

Mother's depression might do the same to her child's IQ

Roughly one in 10 women in the United States will experience depression. The consequences, however, may extend to their children, report researchers who found that a mother's depression can negatively...

Should states support pregnant teens and their babies?

The majority of US adults with children agree that state support for pregnant teens is a good investment but want to see teens meet certain criteria -- including taking parenting...

Babies make the link between emotions expressed vocally and facially

The ability of babies to differentiate emotional expressions appears to develop during their first six months. But do they really recognize emotion or do they only distinguish the physical characteristics...

The neural circuitry of parental behavior

Scientists have deconstructed the brain circuits that control parenting behavior in mice, and identified discrete sets of cells that control actions, motivations, and hormonal changes involved in nurturing young animals.

Cohesive neighborhoods, less spanking result in fewer child welfare visits

The child welfare system is more likely to intervene in households in 'less neighborly' neighborhoods and in which parents spank their kids.

Inflammation during pregnancy is linked to baby's brain

A study has established a link between inflammation in pregnant women and the way the newborn brain is organized into networks. The results may provide promising avenues to explore treatments...
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