Restricting abortion access has negative effects on parents, as well as children and families, including increased poverty, unemployment, pregnancy-related deaths and higher health risks in children.
Communicating your intentions and expectations during your lifetime is key.
When states reduce barriers for low-income children to get coverage, their mothers are more likely to be married and less likely to smoke.
The federal government introduced the current childcare subsidy and activity test in 2018. An evaluation of the policy has found it met some of its intended objectives but failed at others.
The Mitchell Institute mapped childcare availability across the country and found regions where demand rarely met the supply. They also looked at cost and workforce participation for women.
Rage is a part of human motherhood, sandwiched between grief and shame. But it can be harnessed to build a better world.
A contrast to the bumbling and immature fathers commonly found on sitcoms, Bob Saget’s character on ‘Full House’ reflected a shift in expectations of fatherhood that began in the late 1970s.
Contrary to society’s celebrations of family togetherness, the ‘ties that bind’ often become frayed or broken.
A researcher who studied family estrangement identifies the main reasons behind it and how people can find a path to reconcile and heal family rifts.
Last year’s COVID-19 restrictions were a relief to some people who have experienced family trauma because it spared them difficult holiday visits with relatives. Now, it’s back to holidays as usual.
Non-stop media coverage can invade their privacy, raise and dash their hopes, and prolong their trauma.
The Channel Nine program pits ten different parenting styles against each other. It may make for compelling TV, but parents need information, not extra pressure.
Grocery shopping and family meals are prime opportunities to build reading and math skills – particularly for young Latino children, a new study finds.
Parents often want their kids to be creative. But while creativity has many benefits, it can also be used for harm. Here’s how to teach kids to harness their imagination for the common good.
The pandemic ushered in a renaissance of outdoor living. We need to advance the momentum for outdoor play to support the health and development of children
When a student suffers a concussion, their school typically offers certain accommodations – lighter workload, rest breaks, more time to complete tests. Do kids with long COVID need the same?
A study of over 1,000 children in rural Oklahoma found that social and emotional health may be just as important as diet and exercise in reducing child obesity.
There’s no need to pull out the candy catapult this year, but a few reasonable precautions can keep COVID-19 transmissions in check.
Art classes and STEM toys are nice, but there are simple and free ways parents can encourage their child’s creativity – or keep it from getting squashed.
COVID-19 upended families’ morning routines. Getting kids back on schedule and sticking to it will help ease difficult transitions, a child psychologist explains.