Children and Alcohol

Should Parents Let Their Kids Sip Alcohol?

By | Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

Scientists are searching for the right recommendation for parents grappling with how — or whether — to introduce their children to alcohol.


Kids With Low Self-Esteem Are Harmed, Not Helped, By Exaggerated Praise

By | Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:48

Researchers at Ohio State University found that inflated praise usually backfires when given to children with low self-esteem, but those children with already high self-esteem thrive on extravagant encouragement.


5 Most Controversial Health Stories of 2013

By | Fri, 12/20/2013 - 14:46

We've compiled a list of the most controversial health stories of 2013, from a woman being denied care because of a language barrier to a mother who only bathes her baby once a week.

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5 Scientifically Proven Parenting Programs That Reduce Bad Behavior In Kids

By | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:41

These 5 effective parenting programs are scientifically proven to reduce behavioral problems in kids.

Stressed mother holding baby in nursery

Shorter Maternity Leave Linked To Postpartum Depression

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 18:15

Women who take a shorter maternity leave have a greater risk of postpartum depression.


Parents Return 9-Year-Old Adopted Son To State, Citing 'Aggressive Behavior'

By | Sun, 11/17/2013 - 16:42

An Ohio couple reportedly returned their adoptive son to the children services center where they picked him up nine years earlier.

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Putting Your Child Before Yourself Leads To Better Mental Health

By | Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:51

Putting your child before yourself leads to a better well-being and happiness.

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Brains Of Kids Growing Up Poor Thrive From Responsive Parenting

By | Mon, 10/28/2013 - 17:29

Researchers find that involved parenting reduces the susceptibility of children’s brain development to harms brought on by the stresses of poverty.


Does Spanking Make Kids More Aggressive?

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 10:45

Spanking has been a popular form of discipline for centuries, if not millennia. But is the practice making kids more aggressive?

Kids crowded together

Children's Health Deteriorates In Crowded Homes Filled With Noise And Chaos

By | Thu, 10/10/2013 - 13:29

Household chaos, such as crowding, noise, and a lack of routine, is found to deteriorate children's health.

Sleeping baby with extended arm

Your Baby's Crying Could Lead You To Lose 44 Days Of Sleep In A Year

By | Wed, 09/18/2013 - 12:00

New parents are found to lose 44 days of sleep in their baby's first year due to their child's crying.


Absent Fathers Have Bigger Testicles: Size Matters With Male Parenting?

By | Mon, 09/09/2013 - 15:01

Testes size correlates with a father's parenting skills, according to new research from Emory University.

Mother and daughter walking on beach

Parents Who Scream And Swear At Teens Increase Child's Risk Of Depression

By | Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:37

Parents who scream and swear in order to reprimand their child’s bad behavior increase their child's risk of delinquency and depression.

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Ferrett Steinmetz Tells Daughter 'I Hope You Have Awesome Sex' In Open Letter On Blog

By | Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:17

Ferrett Steinmetz encourages his daughter to be in control of her sexual freedom, criticizing the idea that his role as a father is to protect her sexuality.

Family outside

Family On A Budget: 5 Ways To Talk Your Kid Through Tough Financial Times

By | Thu, 07/25/2013 - 18:34

Tough financial times can often yield a "no" response from a parent to a child when the family is on a budget. Learn how to effectively communicate the value of money to your child.