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Psychology | Psychology

Parental Touch Reduces Pain Responses in Babies' Brains - Neuroscience News

Skin-to-skin contact between a parent and newborn reduces how strongly a baby's brain responds to pain.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Parents Have More Synchronised Patterns Of Brain Activity When They’re Together – Research Digest

By Emily Reynolds. Couples who listened to sounds together showed more similar activity in brain areas involved in attention than those who were apart.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Parents Are Choosing Home School Over School At Home During Pandemic

Parents are opting to home-school their children because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but experts say it might not be for everyone.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

8 Proven Techniques for Parents to Prioritize Their Mental Health During the Pandemic

Parenting experts and influencers share how they are managing stress and anxiety throughout COVID-19.

Family & Parenting | Jewish Families

9 Ways to Stay Sane With Kids at Home - Insight & Commentary

Rediscover your inner child and play along. Be flexible. Resisting is not going to help in this particular situation.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Social Media Isn’t Actually Creating Anxiety Or Depression In Teens

An eight-year study conducted by Brigham Young University found that the amount of time spent on social media is not directly increasing anxiety or depression in teenagers.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Listening to Your Kids in Times of Stress - Gordon Training International

It goes without saying that stress is all around us—and we’re all trying to keep our sanity. It’s also hard to listen to others when we ourselves

Advice & Self-Help | Jewish Wisdom

10 Ways to Help an Especially Sensitive Child - Parenting

How can I help her become stronger so she can survive in a world that’s not always fair and tactful, and so that she’s not constantly suffering a maelstrom of emotion?

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

During Adolescence, The Brain 'Rewires' To Prepare For Adulthood

Researchers say that new brain networks "come online" during adolescence, and these fresh connections being made between different parts of the brain help teens cultivate the social skills they need for navigating the world of adulthood.

Family & Parenting | Kids

How It Feels to Be the Mom of Kids That Are Being Bullied

"I want to tell you how it feels to stand by the door, waiting for the school bus, and praying, 'Please, God, let him have had a good day,' and knowing the answer two steps after he gets off the school bus."

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Biological WiFi: Baby & Adult Brains 'Sync Up' While Playing Together - Study Finds

A new study conducted at Princeton University's baby lab has found that infants and adults often share the same brain wavelengths during natural play.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Children Involved In Organized Sports Less Likely To Have Emotional Difficulties - Study Finds

Children who play organized sports starting at a young age are less likely to deal with emotional issues or difficulties by the age of 12.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Study: Battling Stress At A Young Age May Actually Extend Lifespan

Stress is hardly considered a good thing, but a surprising new study finds that experiencing adversity early on in life may just extend one's lifespan.

News | Animal Links

Parenting Programs Aim to Reduce Girls' Suicide Rate

Mental health is not just an adult issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have tripled over the last 15 years among girls 10 to 14 years of age in the United States. More detailed analyses of the data only paint

Psychology | Psychology

Neuroscience shows that our gut instincts about only children are right

Kids with no siblings get all their parents' attention, but are their brains different?

Family & Parenting | Parenting

14 Secrets to Being a Happy Parent

Here are common parental expectations and how (and why) it's ok to let them go.

Advice & Self-Help | Parenting

‘I was an intruder’: what it’s like to be your parents’ least favourite child

Many mothers and fathers admit to having a preferred child – and experts say that being a sidelined sibling can cause serious problems

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Exposure to Air Pollution Bad for Kids Mental Health

Three studies have found that exposure to air pollution in the United States may be especially detrimental to children's mental health.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 5 Things

Children who grow up to be high achievers have parents who do these things differently.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

In the Age of Media Here's How to Teach Girls Self-Worth

Michelle Cove, MEDIAGIRLS founder, shares her tips on how to promote self worth, teach young women confidence, and reframe negativity on social media.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The Right Age to Get a Family Pet

Experts weigh in on the signs your kid is ready for a family pet.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Another Study Shows Teens Do Better with Later Start Times

Researchers discovered that middle and high school students slept longer and were less likely to be too drowsy to finish their homework if their schools started later in the morning.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Teens Bonds with Parents Impact How "Fast" They "Grow Up"

Whereas many parents recall rebelling as teens and plotting ways to distance themselves from their parents — including getting their driver’s license and moving out of the house — that desire for independence seems to have waned.

Family & Parenting | Kids

9 Ways to Minimize Stress & Anxiety in Kids

Stress and anxiety are normal intermittent experiences for kids but they are not normal as chronic companions. Here's how you can help minimize stress and anxiety and help your kids be their most healthy selves.

Family & Parenting | Kids

11 Reasons Why Chores Make Kids More Successful (According to Studies)

You’ve been there before: dinner is over, you’ve got a pile of dishes to clear and the kids are—surprisingly—nowhere to be found. It’s a rare kid who clamors to scrub the kitchen, but studies show that assigning chores helps children build life skills and grow into well-adjusted young adults.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Increase in Glasses for Teens Linked to Screen Time

A new study is warning parents that all that screen time may be behind a stunning rise in children who need prescription glasses.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

My kids hate each other—and I'm afraid that will never change

One of the reasons I had two kids was so they'd have each other to lean on as adults. But now it seems like they might not even end up on speaking terms.

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

Don’t Get Mad, Get Involved: Helping Your Child with Class Behavioral Issues | Eleanor Haspel-Portner | Conscious Life

No parent likes hearing that their child is acting out in class. At first, most of us want to blame ourselves and figure out what we’ve done wrong. When we come up empty, we tend to put the blame on our child, and sometimes we even get angry. The truth

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Parents, Here’s How to Avoid Doing Battle With Your Picky Eater

Accommodating a finicky diner in the family can be frustrating, but forcing foods isn't the answer.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

10 Weird Things That Happen When You Bring Baby Home From The Hospital, According To Moms

You've had a baby. Congratulations! Your life will never be the same. No really, like never. As a mother of two, I can tell you that every day is an adventure. That's the word us veterans say to the rookies because "adventure" sounds better than

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

How To Talk To Your Kids About Their Rights If They're Stopped By Police

Here's how to talk to your children about their rights, how to show respect to the police, and the hard truth that officers sometimes abuse their power.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Technology is Distracting Parents from Connecting. Time to Unplug!

“Technoference” and how screens are disrupting parents’ most important relationship.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

13 Funny Stories About Sleep Deprivation From New Parents | Fatherly

From falling asleep standing up at work to accidentally putting breast milk in their cereal, here are 13 funny stories of sleep-deprived parents.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Having 'Cold,' Unsupportive Mother Linked To Premature Aging, Increased Disease Risk - Study Finds

People who were raised by emotionally-closed or unsupportive mothers are more prone to premature aging and disease later in life, a new study finds.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple will reportedly limit third-party tracking in kids apps

As tech companies grapple with safety and privacy concerns, Apple will reportedly limit third-party tracking in kids apps starting next week. While the company...

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Anxiety in preschoolers needs its own kind of therapy | Science News

Researchers are seeking ways to break the link between preschool worries and adult anxiety.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

NIMH » Release of “13 Reasons Why” Associated with Increase in Youth Suicide Rates

A study conducted by researchers at several universities, hospitals, and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” was associated with a 28.9% increase in suicide rates among U.S. youth ages 10-17 in t

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Self-Soothing Techniques That Will Help Your Toddler Fall Asleep Right Away - Thrive Global

3-year-olds have inordinate amounts of energy and it’s hard to calm them down, but this system of self-soothing really works.

Family & Parenting | Family & Parenting

This Mom's Facebook Post About Expectations For Working Mothers Resonated With Many

It’s not news that motherhood is hard. From before you have the first ultrasound until after your children graduate college, parenting doesn’t stop. But one mom’s Facebook post about expectations for working mothers shows that 3 a.m. diaper changes…

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Why Parenting Without Yelling Is Better for Kids—and You

Inuit parents are a model self control. They don't get angry with their kids or show irritation, maintaining soft tones even when kids misbehave.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

High-School Athletes Are Struggling With Mental Illness - The Atlantic

When high-school sports replicate the training methods and intensity seen at the college level, players feel the toll.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

The Struggle Is Real: Baby Sleep Problems Can Lead To Parental Depression

Most parents of newborns know the struggle that comes with getting babies to sleep through the night. Now a recent study shows baby sleep problems may actually lead to depression for some.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Study: Babies Introduced To Solid Foods Earlier Sleep Longer, Wake Less Frequently At Night - Study Finds

If getting your infant to wake up less frequently overnight and log more hours of shuteye overall, then this research is for you. A new study finds that babies transitioned to solid food earlier sleep longer and woke less frequently overnight compared to

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Study: Reading Books To Your Children Every Day Is Worth A Million, Literally - Study Finds

A recent Ohio State University study that found reading five books a day to your children exposes them to about 1.4 million more words by kindergarten than those children who did not have books read to them.

News | News

Nurse adopts baby girl after parents didn't visit for 5 months; judge calls it 'destiny'

Boston nurse Liz Smith tried IVF and sperm donation, but they didn't work. She had given up being a mom, until a lonely baby girl came into her life.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Children Who Participate In Team Sports May Have Healthier Brains, Study Finds

A recent study by neurologists at Washington University found that participating in team sports in childhood can improve brain structure, and may also lead to fewer instances of depression in boys as young as nine.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Baby Massage, Traditional Indian Style | Gokhale Method Institute

My students sometimes lead me to particularly juicy nuggets that enrich my understanding of posture-related practices in other cultures. Sometimes they simply send me a link to an article; sometimes it is an introduction to a special person. Recently, my

Family & Parenting | Kids

How to Get the Kids Out the Door on Time in the Morning

“Either you have a pleasant morning or everyone gets to school on time.” 

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Teens and Sleep: The Cost of Sleep Deprivation

Lack of adequate sleep is linked to moodiness, risky behavior and injuries

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study: Radiation From Smartphones May Impair Memory In Teens - Study Finds

One recent study gives you good reason to make kids wait as long as possible for their first mobile device: it appears that radiation from phones can hurt a teenager's memory. 

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

How to Help Teens Weather Their Emotional Storms - The New York Times

A D.I.Y. snow globe full of glitter is an apt metaphor for the emotional chaos of the adolescent brain.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Socialism Ruins the Traditional Family Structure, Warns Expert

WASHINGTON—The economic problems brought by socialism are widely known, but the danger the ideology poses to the institution ...

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Why is it so damn hard to get healthy? - Mind Over Matter [M.O.M.] Healthy Living

Why is it so damn hard to eat healthy? I decided to ask other Mamas the same question.  I got hundreds of responses and remarkably, many of them had the same 8 reasons!  Here’s a chart of my...

Advice & Self-Help | Parenting

This Dad’s Trick for Getting Picky Kids to Eat Is Brilliant

The idea: Just retire from cooking dinner to stop the flood of complaints from young diners. One parent tried it, and this is what happened.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Study: Serving Water With School Lunches Could Save Billions, Lower Obesity Rate

A new study that replacing sugary drinks with water in school lunches could help prevent over half a million from becoming obese and save America billions.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Anxiety in Children and Teens: What all Parents Need to Know -

Anxiety can make everyone feel helpless, but it is manageable. Here is a powerful way to respond to anxiety in children and teens, to help them find calm.

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. 

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

6 things that make people live longer, happier lives - Business Insider

Harvard followed 800 people for their entire lives to see what makes people live happier, healthier, and longer. The study was the longest prospective study of physical and mental health in the world, and it found six factors that impact happiness, includ

Family & Parenting | Kids

Parents Should Always Have These 8 Items on Hand, Doctors Say

Before you leave the house, consider adding these 8 important items to your bag.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Yes, Violent Video Games Trigger Aggression, but Debate Lingers - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Study: Having 'The Talk' Just Once Won't Keep Teens From Having Unsafe Sex - Study Finds

"The talk," of course, is a rite of passage for teens meant to lay out both the risks and rewards of having sex, but does it really help? A new study finds that it can -- but having one conversation simply isn't enough.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

How to Help a Child With an Anxiety Disorder - The New York Times

When worrying gets in the way of a child’s functioning, parents need to get help rather than arranging the child’s life to avoid the occasions of anxiety.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Five Ways to Help Teens Build a Sense of Self-Worth - Mindful

Teens are experiencing increased levels of anxiety and perfectionism. Encouraging them to develop their strengths and see beyond themselves can help boost their self-esteem.

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.

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

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.

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.

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…

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 | 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.

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.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

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

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.

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.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

The Memories Lost to Infantile Amnesia

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

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.

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 | 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

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

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.