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Many parents are struggling with burnout, loneliness and mental health problems during the pandemic. (Pexels/Alexander Dummer)

Screaming into the void? Us too. Coping tips for stressed-out families in the COVID-19 pandemic

The science of stress explains why parenting during the pandemic feels so hard. Here are strategies from psychologists for taking back control when you dread yet another challenging day ahead.
Bob Saget, top left, was affectionately called ‘America’s Dad’ for his role as Danny Tanner in the sitcom ‘Full House.’ Lorimar Television/Fotos International via Getty Images

What made Bob Saget’s Danny Tanner so different from other sitcom dads

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.
Today, teens are often seen as troublesome and difficult. Ancient Roman writers also described adolescence as a period of “hooliganism and debauchery.” (Shutterstock)

Bones and teeth help reveal whether teenagers have always been a source of worry for their parents

Teens across millennia have yearned to explore, try new things and participate in risky behaviours. The key difference, however, seems to be the experience of a rebellion or restlessness.
Parents nurture their child’s development when they tell stories and have conversations with them. FG Trade/E+ Collection via Getty Images

How changing parental beliefs can build stronger vocabulary and math skills for young children

Demonstrating for parents how to talk with their babies and toddlers can improve kids’ vocabulary and math skills, new research finds.
Health care providers are just one trusted source of information for parents on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for children. Cavan Images/Cavan via Getty Images

COVID-19 vaccines for children: How parents are influenced by misinformation, and how they can counter it

Pediatricians and other health care providers can take some concrete steps toward building trust and counteracting anti-vaccination misinformation.
Keeping an eye on what children are watching or playing is crucial to ensure that they’re being exposed to age-appropriate content. justocker via GettyImages

Children and screens – making it through the holidays

Every small change to promote healthy levels of screen time is a step in the right direction for the health, wellbeing and development of children.
Creativity can be used in countless ways – with positive or negative consequences. Dusan Stankovic/E+ Collection via Getty Images

How parents can foster ‘positive creativity’ in kids to make the world a better place

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.
Many long COVID-19 symptoms – such as fatigue, brain fog and memory impairment – are similar to those experienced post-concussion. Cavan Images/Cavan Collection via Getty Images

How to help kids with ‘long COVID’ thrive in school

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?

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