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Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Vigorous Activity During Childhood Cuts Heart Disease Risk Later In Life - Study Finds

There are plenty of immediate and short-term benefits for children who regularly play sports, but a recent study shows that physically fit children may have the healthiest hearts during their adult years. 

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Frightening Number Of Parents Text, Check Social Media While Driving - With Kids In Tow - Study Finds

Distracted driving causes about one in four traffic-related deaths and injuries. A statistic like that should make people, particularly parents, want to put that cell phone away while driving. But do they?

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Sleep Quality Affects Children's Eating Habits, Linked To Obesity - Study Finds

Children who struggle to sleep soundly may battle eating issues and struggle to maintain a healthy weight over time, a recent study finds.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

How Can I Improve My Self-Esteem?

We all have problems with self-esteem at certain times in our lives. Here are some tips that might help.

Advice & Self-Help | Parenting

Why ‘Risky’ Playgrounds Are Making a Comeback - CityLab

The modern playground has become mind-numbingly standard-issue. There’s a movement afoot to bring “adventure” back into play.

News | News

Child services investigates mother for her letting 8-year-old daughter walk alone

The concerned caller had reported the child to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in the past for playing alone in a parking lot.

Politics | Politics

NO JUICE FOR YOU: California Unleashes Most Nanny State Bill Yet

California is home to some of the most absurd nanny state laws in the union: defy a plastic straw ban and you might find yourself behind bars; buy a Happy Meal for your scream

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Telling Someone They were Unplanned Pregnancy May 'Doom Every Relationship' Afterwards - Study Finds

A new study finds that people who learn they were the result of an unplanned pregnancy have more difficulty than others in close relationships.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Baby Talk May Sound Silly, But It's Crucial For Building Language Skills - Study Finds

When Mommy and Daddy use baby talk, it is more than child's play. That repetitive, cute speech pattern that seems to come so naturally to most parents, grandparents and caregivers also speeds up vocabulary development and language skills, a recent study f

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Technology Has Driven Us Into a Cognition Crisis. Is There Anything We Can Do About It? | Thrive Global

Adam Gazzaley, a scientist who’s spent his career researching the link between human nature and technology, has some advice on what we can do about our generation’s cognition crisis.

Psychology | Personality

The Middle Child Is Going Extinct

Middle children are empaths, peacemakers, negotiators. And as more American families choose to have only one or two children, they’re becoming an endangered species.

News | The News

'Boy or girl?' Parents raising 'theybies' let kids decide

A small group of parents across the U.S. are raising “theybies” — children being brought up without gender designation from birth.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Let Kids Play Outside | Psychology Today

Playing outside, digging for worms, planting vegetables, and essentially coming into contact with plenty of dirt and livestock are actually good things. Not just good – essential.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Parents’ Screen Time Is Hurting Kids

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.

Music | Music

Dear Cool Dads and Moms: Stop Bringing Your Children To Concerts

They won’t have fun. You won’t have fun. The people around you definitely won’t have fun.

Science & Technology | Technology

Get To Know The Crucial Fourth Trimester – Mommy Underground

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Parenting Style Quiz

Parenting works best when parents are compatible in their parenting style. Discover what your parenting style is with this quick scientific quiz.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Nature Is Risky. That’s Why Students Need It.

Some hate the jungle, but most find hidden strength and unanticipated freedom.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Children and Perfectionism - How to Help Children Manage the Thoughts That Drive Perfectionism -

Perfectionism in children is driven by anxiety. There is nothing wrong with having high standards but the problem with perfectionism is that enough is never enough. It's exhausting and when perfectionism takes over, the whip-cracking chase for 'good enoug

Family & Parenting | Kids

How to Help Your Kids Overcome Anxiety

Whether your kid is scared of monsters or fearful of going to preschool, here's how to help your kid overcome his/her anxieties and fears.

Family & Parenting | Kids

How To Organize LEGO

One genius way is Swoop Bags - a simple toy storage bag that contains the LEGO mess while kids play around the bag. Kids love to play with toys, but when it comes time to cleanup that can be another story.

Advice & Self-Help | Reinventing your Life

Living in the White Space – Audrey Jacobs – Medium

“Mommy, please can you paint the walls white?” his sweet eyes pleading with pain.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple will address kids’ iPhone addiction with enhanced iOS parental controls

Apple has a response of sorts to activist shareholders concerned about kids' addiction to iPhones: Enhanced parental controls are coming to iOS.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Things Parents Used to Say That Would Shock Millennial Parents Today

Parents used to threaten kids with spankings, tell them to stop crying, and send them to bed without dinner. Here are a few more things today's helicopter parents would be shocked to learn people used to say to their children.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

A Case Study on Punishment

When you were punished as a child, did it work? Or did you just strategize how to get away with your behavior the next time?

Family & Parenting | Kids

12 Genius DIY Babyproofing Tricks

Check out these 12 Genius DIY Babyproofing Tricks that every parent should know.

Family & Parenting | Families

Where’s the parenting manual?

Sometimes between the morning rush to school and the chaotic bedtime routine, it occurs to me that part of my job as a parent is to prepare my children to become functioning adults, which ultimatel…

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

You Don't Really Know Yourself

For the most part, people are unaware that their lives are controlled and regulated by negative attitudes toward themselves that represent a basic aspect of their identity

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

The One Daily Talk That Will Benefit Your Marriage

Changing your approach to an end-of-the-day talk can ensure to help both you and your partner unwind.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Five Big Money Mistakes We Make with Our Children

Here are some of the most common money mistakes parents make, and how they can be avoided.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

The ‘Problem Child’ Is a Child, Not a Problem

Suspending or expelling young students for behavior they can’t control makes matters worse. There is a better way.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The Best Bookstores for Kids in the U.S.

Here are the top 50 bookstores for kids in the country.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

How to Help Your Child Strengthen Against Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is a powerful force that can shape a person’s life, often for the worst. Here's what you need to know to guide them through peer pressure.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

When They Say This ... They Might Need You To Know This. How to Deepen Your Connection and Increase Your Influence With

When we see through their words to the needs and feelings beneath, we deepen our connection, expand our influence, and become more able to guide them.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Under our noses: ADHD & Sleep

I tend to read the papers, such as those linking obstructive sleep apnea and ADHD, which support my contention that sleep deprivation is a major contributor.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Compassionate Parenting

We teach children self-regulation by modeling our more humane values.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

How Children Inherit Anxiety And Depression From Their Parents

New study provides insights into how parents pass anxiety and depression onto their children.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Happier People Are Raised By Parents Who Do These Two Things

Poor parenting still resonating with people now in their 60s as much as the death of a loved one.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Managing Anxiety and Building Resilience in Kids: How Nutrition Can Help

The life-changing links between resilience, anxiety and nutrition, including common nutrient shortfalls and metabolic imbalances.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Kids and Anger - How to Help Your Little Hot Head Find Calm

Anger is neither good nor bad; it’s just a normal feeling. How we express our anger is what is most critical.  It is an important emotion and can actually be helpful in creating motivation. It can also be dangerous when expressed in an unhealthy way an

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Does "Tough Love" Produce Better Working Dogs?

Puppies with overly attentive mothers have poorer problem-solving abilities and are less likely to succeed as service dogs.

Science & Technology | Technology

Five Reasons Why My Daughters Will Learn to Code – Scratch Foundation Blog – Medium

As a parent, you often find yourself bombarded with well-intended, but ever-conflicting advice. My husband and I are blessed with four children in a “yours, mine, and ours” blended family. As with…

News | Animal Links

Best Insect Repellent Buying Guide - #ConsumerReports

Shopping for insect repellent? Read about types, features, and other must-know topics in our insect repellent buying guide to make an informed choice.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Out-of-the-Box Care Packages to Send to Your Kiddos at Camp - PureWow

Sleepaway camp just wouldn’t be complete without receiving a care package or two. And why not use this opportunity to get creative?

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science : NPR Ed : NPR

A developmental framework for building 21st century skills — no technology or money required.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Sleep and Teens - Why Nine Hours Matters. And How to Move Them Towards It

Most of our teens are doing adolescence tired - and it's not their fault. Here's why 'enough sleep' matters, and how to move them towards their nine hours.

Advice & Self-Help | Parenting

How to Get Kids to Listen | PragerU

Why is it so hard for so many parents and teachers to get kids to do as they are told? Because too many adults have followed some very bad advice. Family psychologist John Rosemond offers some useful tips on how to get the little barbarians to listen.

Family & Parenting | Kids

National Summer Programs for Families

During the summer, finding challenging and exciting activities to keep kids busy can be harder than completing in American Ninja Warrior.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The 10 Best Bikes for Kids Right Now

Flip through the following photos to find the best one for your little mover. Then, put on your helmets and hit the road!

Family & Parenting | Kids

Edible Science Experiments for Kids

Give their curious minds a boost with these 15 exciting and edible experiments.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

6 Parenting 'Fails' That Are Actually Wins | Parents

Good news: A "fail" on your part may actually lead to a great learning experience for your child.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Books That Help Kids Know and Love Themselves | Brightly

We want our kids to know their strengths and understand their uniqueness and embrace both. These books can help kids know and love all of who they are.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Touch Screens May Be Ruining Toddlers' Sleep

This is the first study to look at the link between toddlers' touch-screen use and sleep, the researchers said.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

How Parents Turn Their Children Into Narcissists

Creating narcissists: the parental behaviour that convinces children they are better than other people.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Rejection By This Parent Does Most Damage To Personality

Both parents affect your personality, but rejection by one parent could be more critical for long-term development.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

To Sleep, Perhaps to Learn

Odds are the kids in your life are not getting enough sleep. Scientists now know that sleep is needed for "smart forgetting."

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Gifted Students at High Risk for ADHD Misdiagnosis

Critics must combat ADHD and Common Core with demands for intellectual rigor as well as recess.

Advice & Self-Help | Dr. Eleanor's Blogs and Articles

A Socio-Psychological View of The Political Scene

Delve into Beyond Human Design for self-discovery. Learn about the multidimensional universe and recognize the truth of your Self

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Is a Teen Depressed, or Just Moody?

With reports of an increase in teenage depression, experts say parents should watch for major changes in their own children.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

New Study Shows How Dads Bond With Their Kids

A new brain imaging study shows that fathers given the hormone oxytocin show increased activity in brain regions associated with reward and empathy when viewing photos of their toddlers. "Our findings add to the evidence that fathers, and not just mothers

Family & Parenting | Kids

Dear Toddler, I Love You, But You Need To Chill - Close to Classy

I love you, but I can’t peel you off one more floor, or haul you out of another restaurant screaming and crying because your juice was too juicy.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Fact or Fiction?: Vaccines Are Dangerous

Overwhelming medical evidence proves that negative side effects are rare and minor

Family & Parenting | Parenting

The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in a world of modern, anti-hierarchical parenting, it’s the children.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Self-Control is Important Predictor of Success: Increase it In Kids

A world renowned study thas found self-control is one of the greatest predictors of future success and happiness. How to increase self-control in children.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

The Memories Lost to Infantile Amnesia

How childhood memories shape us, even after we've forgotten them

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Early Interventions May Prevent Teen Substance Abuse

New research suggests it is never too early to begin interventions to reduce the risk of teen substance abuse. Investigators from the University at Buffalo

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Dealing with Big Feelings - Teaching Kids How to Self-Regulate

None of us were born knowing how to control big emotions. For children, learning how to self-regulate will take time, but there are ways to help this along.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

How Parents Can (and Should) Utilize Principles of Play Therapy

The goals of play therapy easily translate into the goals of parenting: a good mix of responsiveness and nurturance, clear communication and firm boundaries

Family & Parenting | Family & Parenting

The Smart Way to Argue With Your Young Teen - WSJ

Disagreements are a sign of growing maturity, but parents need to walk a fine line to maintain their authority without getting tuned out.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Rejection By This Parent Does Most Damage To Personality

Both parents affect your personality, but rejection by one parent could be more critical for long-term development.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Here’s Why You Should Pay Your Children to Eat Their Vegetables

A study shows that offering a small, short-term cash incentive to children to eat more-healthful foods can lead to long-term healthier eating habits.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Tips for raising kinder, less entitled kids (according to science)

Nearly all of us have bang-our-head-against-the-wall stories about our kids acting entitled. We’ve tried what feels like everything to stop it, and we still feel as if we’re not quite getting it right. But if we know more about how our kids&rs

Family & Parenting | Kids

New Screen Time Recommendations for Babies, Kids, and Teens Released

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents about appropriate screen time amounts from infant to age 18.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Our Need to Make And Enforce Rules Starts Very Young

Children as young as 3 years old enforce social rules and conventions—even when they aren’t really there.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

The Value of Homework

Sleepless nights, not participating in extracurricular events, and high levels of stress - all of which are attributed to large and daunting amounts of homework.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

10 Current Psychology Studies Every Parent Should Know

Whether parents are happier than non-parents, why siblings are so different, the perils of discipline, bedtimes, TV and more…

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the 21st century

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Conscious uncoupling before it was cool

Some of you may know that I was inspired to start thenewfamily.com and the #1000families project in part because my own family is a little unique. While the catch phrase “conscious uncoupling” may have come roaring into popular discourse this

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Memo to Parents: Back Off, and Children Learn More

In “The Gardener and the Carpenter,” Alison Gopnik says children are naturals at learning and have a better chance to develop if parents lighten up.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Three Developmental Charts: Erikson, Kohlberg, and Piaget

As a follow-up to my blog posts in the Guide Your Child’s Intellectual Development series, I’ve laid out three developmental charts capturing Erik Erikso...

Family & Parenting | Kids

Picky Eating in Childhood

Parents dealing with children who display limited and strong food preferences as well as an unwillingness to try new foods are not strangers to the frustration and anxiety picky eating can provoke. Picky eating is a relatively common problem among childr

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Off to College? Maybe These Devices Should Go Along

From computers to coffee makers, choosing the right devices for students can be tough. Here’s a guide to make back-to-school shopping a little easier.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Building Resilience in Children - 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies (Backed by Science)

All kids are capable of extraordinary things. By building resilience in children, we can give them the skills to thrive through challenge and adversity.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

Recent studies of adolescents reveal what teenagers need most from their parents during four phases of teens’ intellectual, emotional and social development.

Family & Parenting | Family & Parenting

Best Communication Tools & Handbook!!

Have you ever thought of sharing P.E.T. with others?  Hear what Peggy has to say about her rewarding experience teaching P.E.T.! Dr. Thomas Gordon's, Paren

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

Breaking The Interruption Habit - Mindful

One mom's attempt to notice the moments when we unconsciously interrupt others or allow ourselves to be needlessly interrupted.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

#Breast-Feeding the #Microbiome

In an excerpt from his new book, “I Contain Multitudes,” Ed Yong explains how a mother’s milk helps strengthen her baby’s microbiome and brain.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Can Attachment Theory Explain Our Relationships?

The most important parenting you’ll ever do happens before your child turns one — and may affect her for the rest of her life. One mother’s journey through the science of attachment.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

20+ Reasons Why Kids Can’t Be Left Alone With Their Dads

As Spiderman's Uncle Ben once famously said, "with great power comes great responsibility," and few responsibilities are greater than that of being a father.

Psychology | Relationships

The Science of Affection: Parents and Children's Emotional Patterns

"The nature of love is about paying attention to the people who matter, about still giving when you are too tired to give."

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Positive Things to Say to Your Child

In a world where saying "no" is usually a lot easier than saying "yes," it is important to bring up children who don't feel that negativity has a higher value than positivity. Encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Parental Happiness Gap Is Largest In The US

Do children make you happier? It depends in which industrialised country you live.

News | Interesting Stuff

Want to Raise Really Smart Kids? Science Says Do This

If you've ever wondered what the real secret is for raising smarter children, there's something you can do about that.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

'Tell Me About When You Were Little'. Children and Storytelling

Children and storytelling were made for each other. Here are the stories that will intrigue them and expand their world more than any other.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Excuse Me While I Lather My Child in This Toxic Death Cream

It's Memorial Day weekend. We are up at the cabin with family. A time where we are supposed to be resting and relaxing. A time of thankfulness. A time of...

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Learning to Live With a Child's Allergies

You read every ingredient in everything you buy. You come to know certain products so well that when they get a new ingredient, it’s like a friend getting a haircut.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

How Babies Quickly Learn to Judge Adults

Even if toddlers can’t tell us, they are making hard and fast judgments about adults, Susan Pinker says about new research.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Seeing the benefits of failure shapes kids' beliefs about intelligence

Parents' beliefs about whether failure is a good or a bad thing guide how their children think about their own intelligence, according to new research. The research indicates that it's parents' responses to failure, and not their beliefs about intelligenc

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Anxiety or Aggression? When Anxiety in Children Looks Like Anger, Tantrums, or Meltdowns

Is it anxiety or aggression? Anxiety can be a masterful imposter. In children it can look less clingy and avoidant, and show itself more as aggression.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Gap Year May Have Benefits Long After College

In “There Is Life After College,” Jeffrey Selingo explores how the post-college experience doesn’t look much like the journey we ourselves took a generation ago, and how a gap year can help.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Where's the Magic in Family Dinner?

Regular meals serve as an easily measured proxy for one of longest-standing and sturdiest determinants of adolescent well-being: authoritative parenting.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

An Age By Age Guide to Sex Education

When it comes to sex education, parents often have many questions. How do I start? What do I say? And when? Here is an age guide for what kids need to know.

Health & Fitness | Lifestyle

How Pot Helps Parenting

I am a more loving, attentive and patient father when I take my prescribed marijuana medication.

Family & Parenting | Parenting Humor

Parenting: Are We Getting a Raw Deal?

Summer 1974. I’m 9 years old. By 7:30 am, I’m up and out of the house, or if it’s Saturday I’m up and doing exactly what my father, Big Jerry, has told me to do. Might be raking, mowing…

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Young Mice, Like Children, Can Grow Up Too Fast

We often act as if children should grow up as quickly as possible, says Alison Gopnik. But a full childhood is necessary, new research about young mice shows.

Family & Parenting | Kids

California Student Data Release: Court Changes Course | Patch

Pleasanton, CA - Parents worried about the release of sensitive records sent an avalanche of objection letters to the court.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The Best Hot (And Cold!) Chocolates for Cocoa Lovin’ Kids

Here are the very best decadent drink emporiums in town that will delight your kids whether the weather is frightful or delightful.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Sneak Peek: Harry Potter’s Wizarding World Hits Hollywood

Don your robes, have wands at the ready and get ready to enter a magical world. Get a sneek peek at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Hollywood!

Family & Parenting | Kids

Great Eateries That Come With a Side of Entertainment for Kids

Are you ready for a meal where you can actually taste your food, not just dine and dash? Sounds like you need one of our favorite spots, where kid sized fun comes with the meal.

Miscellaneous | Truth

The Lost Art of Preferring Others

Family & Parenting | Kids

Best Indoor Playgrounds in Los Angeles

Rain or shine! From Under the Sea Indoor Playground to The Coop; we've rounded up our favorite indoor playgrounds in Los Angeles!

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Ronda Rousey’s Comments Are a Reminder of the Dangers of Misplaced Self-Worth

Family & Parenting | Kids

10 million California student records about to be released to attorneys - San Jose Mercury News

In a massive data release, California public-school records on about 10 million students -- including their Social Security numbers -- are about to be handed over to attorneys for a group suing the state, with both parties blaming the other for the impend

Family & Parenting | Parenting

What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

Author Erika Christakis mounts a spirited defense of a four-letter word that, she says, isn't used nearly enough in early classrooms: play.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

A Letter of Gratitude to Stay-at-Home Moms

Dear Stay-at-Home Moms, I want to start off by saying I'm sorry -- sorry if I have ever judged you, if I have ever talked negatively about you. Sorry that I have never truly seen how hard you wo...

Family & Parenting | Kids

Summer Camps You Gotta Sign Up For Today

Avoid wait list purgatory! You've got to sign up for the coolest summer camps now; these are so popular they fill up *fast*.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

Child prodigies rarely become adult geniuses who change the world. Originality is difficult to encourage but easy to thwart.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

27 Books Parents Should Read To Their Kids Before They Grow Up

Get ready to read down memory lane...

Family & Parenting | Kids

Carnival in the City: Mardi Gras Fun for L.A. Families

Slip on a pair of yoga pants (the only elastic waist you’d be caught dead in, amiright?) and eat and party your way through Fat Tuesday, family-style.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups (book review)

A new book by Dr. Leonard Sax explains how American parents have forgotten to do the most important job in the world -- raising capable, conscientious, disciplined children who will become valuable members of society.