Are schools the best place to teach life skills?
Thanks to life-skills training, girls who previously believed it improbable that they would go on to secondary school are now allowing themselves to dream about possibilities.
Parents are often concerned about the effects of social media on their children’s character.
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The majority of parents in the UK believe social media harms their children's moral development.
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While the current political climate has cultivated a sense of fear surrounding cultural differences, when it comes to parenting, these differences could actually help make people better parents.
Midwives commonly supervise feeds and interject when women do something “wrong”.
The most common complaint is conflicting advice, as well as staff who are "bossy, judgemental and inaccessible" and who undermine women's confidence.
Apologies can help improve the feelings of someone hurt.
Research shows that even four-year-olds feel better after an apology and view people who apologize as nicer than those who don't.
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Why we can't help feeling affection for babies, puppies, dolls, teddies and even miniature products.
We need to actively build a mother culture grounded in safety and acceptance.
An environment rife with shame is a fertile breeding ground for conflict: pitting mother against mother.
Dads need support, too.
Like moms, more dads are sweating the work-life balance. While just 35 percent of dads reported such conflicts in 1977, today 60 percent struggle to bring up baby while bringing home the bacon.
A detail from Stanisław Wyspiański’s “Macierzynstwo” (1905).
What are we really talking about when we criticize women who breastfeed in public?
What type of parent are you?
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Is being a pushy parent good? It is helpful to protect your child in ways that mean they don't fail? Here's what the research says.
More than 7% of Western women choose not to have children.
Women who publicly state their desire never to be mothers in the traditional sense challenge the idea that woman and mother are synonymous.
We should fret less about what teenagers do with their phones, and spend more time talking to them about what the digital, connected future holds for them.
Tablets were not invented when the original rules on screen time for children were developed.
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Children's use of screens for fun and education have changed a lot over the years, so why haven't the rules on acceptable screen time kept up?
Fathers experience an equal rise in the bonding chemical oxytocin as mothers do when interacting with their infant.
The current model for “good” parenting comes entirely from a Western perspective.
Some aspects of good parenting are universal, but others look very different from country to country. There needs to be a better understanding of parenting in different contexts.
Not just a wives' tale: growing pains are common in kids.
Growing pains are the most common childhood musculoskeletal condition resulting in frequent visits to healthcare professionals.
A child with nonverbal learning disability may struggle to make decisions, solve problems and interact socially.
Non-verbal learning disability is a complex neurological learning disability that becomes more obvious with age. Here are the signs to look out for.
The making of a future Mozart?
While there's some evidence to suggest that children can benefit from music groups, for many other classes the results are mixed.
A 2010 meta-analysis of 33 studies found that children raised by same-sex parents fared just as well as other children.
There is no convincing evidence that same-sex relationships are less stable than heterosexual relationships, nor that they have a negative impact on the children raised within them.
It’s unclear just how many infants are undergoing these procedures.
Breastfed infants diagnosed with "tongue tie" are being unnecessarily treated with deep laser or scissors cuts under both their tongue and upper lip in the first weeks and months of life.