Americans are deciding to be childfree at a far younger age than previously thought.
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People who say they don’t want children are often told they’ll change their mind. The authors of a new study found otherwise.
The good news is there are evidence-based strategies that can help you discipline your child without using violence.
Young parents often look for the name that will be as unique as their kid.
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How we name our children follows trends like any other cultural expression. It’s about taste as well as broader societal shifts.
A plurilingual approach means parents celebrate their child’s speech, in whichever language it occurs.
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Increasingly, parents are realising that flexibility is key to navigating multiple languages, and cultures, within family life.
Recent polling shows more than 90% of Australian parents think their kids’ screen time is a problem.
Gentle parenting holds that parents should try to understand their child’s emotional state.
A psychology researcher explains, squabbling is a child’s first go at figuring out how to get along with others. So, it is possible to see it as a positive.
In kindergarten, it can be apparent to teachers and parents alike that some students are younger than others.
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Kindergartners who are relatively younger than their classroom peers are at risk for doing less well in school. A clinical psychologist explains how to reduce those problems.
Talking about vaccines with trusted health care providers and with family can help wade through the sea of information – and misinformation.
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With COVID-19 shots finally available for infants and preschoolers, knowing how to combat misinformation on social media and elsewhere could be more important than ever.
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Since the second world war, changing ideas about how children should behave have made us fear independent and competent children.
Predictable and consistent parental behavior can include set routines for meals and transportation.
Parents are often the primary source of information that children receive from their environment. How consistent parents’ interactions with their children are matters.
Evidence-based and easy to read are two important criteria.
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Being a parent can be tricky, and many turn to parenting guides for help in figuring out what to do. Two human development scholars have tips for picking a book that will be useful for you.
Most research on poverty has focused on the effects on mothers, but a new study shows the importance of turning increased attention to fathers’ mental health.
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In families that are facing economic insecurity, fathers are more likely to experience depressive symptoms that can lead to conflict.
He’s been awarded Father of the Year – but there is a darker side to this character we need to talk about.
Most research on the impact of unplanned pregnancies focuses on mothers. So we turned to Reddit to find out what dads really thought.
Children born during the pandemic are at nearly twice the risk for developmental delays.
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The COVID-19 pandemic – and the isolation it brought on – deprived many babies of the stimulating experiences they need to develop. Is the damage permanent? A language specialist weighs in.
No easy formula.
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An infant nutrition expert explains what is behind the current formula shortage and what can be done to support hard-pressed parents.
Children feel more of an obligation to care for their mothers than their fathers.
The mother-daughter bond is considered the strongest human bond. While there is little difference between how fathers and mothers love their children, daughters are more likely to care for their mothers.
The gift of sleep, time, self-care (“me time”) and a message of what a remarkable job she is doing may be what new mothers need most this Mother’s Day.
Mothers with young children are consistently identified as having lower levels of physical activity and leisure opportunities, which place their physical and mental health at risk.
There are many ways that families, health-care providers and communities can support the sleep of mothers of babies six months and older.
Supporting mothers’ and infants’ sleep can decrease the stressors of motherhood, improve maternal mood and mental health and promote better infant development.