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Have Parents Been Duped By Educational Television?
America's children are watching television before they can walk--or even sit up. One in five babies and children under the age of 2 now has their own television set in their room reports a survey of 1009 parents, and that number doubles by age 4. Other fin...
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Night Owl Pre-Teens Prone To Bad Behavior
With summer vacation in full swing, many kids are enjoying late nights filled with sleepovers, video game competitions and all-night reading sessions. Parents, however, may want to watch those bedtimes: Experts studying the correlation between sleep and beh...
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Stubborn Streak in Toddlers Not Necessarily a Bad Thing
According to researches at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan, children between the ages of 14 and 27 months who exhibit defiant but cooperative behavior when being controlled by their mothers are not behaving badly, but rather...
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Study Shows Autonomy Essential to Children of All Cultures
University of Illinois researchers studying parenting styles in both the U.S. and China have shown that controlling parents are destructive to children's academic achievement no matter what the cultural context. The six-month study appearing in the Septemb...
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Study Shows Divorce Does Not Hurt Parenting
A longitudinal study of divorced and married parents reveals few changes in parenting behaviors following divorce. The study followed 5,004 children living in two-parent households at the start of the study.
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Review Supports Importance Of Active Father Figures
Regular contact with a father figure leads to fewer psychological problems in girls and fewer behavioral problems in boys. For low-income children, this contact also leads to a lower chance of criminal activity and improved language and reasoning skills. T...
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Mothers Shape Fathers' Role in Parenting
Studies show that the earlier fathers become involved with their children, the better chance kids have of doing well in school and being socially adept. But what determines fatherly involvement?
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Perfectionist Moms At Risk For Postpartum Depression
In the first study examining the link between perfectionism and post-partum depression (PPD), researchers have discovered that women who try hard to be perfect face an increased risk for depression following the birth of a child. Those with "socially prescribed perfectionism," perfectionism motivated by the idea that other people expected them to be perfect, were especially susceptible to PPD.
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Thoughts on Happiness & Having Kids
A study shows having children doesn't make parents happier. But is being happy all that matters?
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