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2014-08-24 23:03:09

xyConnects is an innovative website that allows donors, offspring and parents to connect, share experiences and learn about each other's journey to start a family. Augusta, GA (PRWEB) August 24, 2014 xyConnects is an innovative website that allows donors, offspring and parents to connect, share experiences and learn about each other's journey to start a family. Recent television shows like MTV's Generation Cryo and the movie Delivery Man bring a pop culture spin to the reality...

2014-07-30 23:15:21

Dr. Jack Westman, author of "Parent Power: The Key to America's Prosperity," endorses Paul Raeburn’s new book “Do Fathers Matter: What Science Is Telling Us about the Parent We Have Overlooked” that clearly affirms the importance of fathers in children's lives. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 In his new book Do Fathers Matter: What Science Is Telling Us about the Parent We Have Overlooked Paul Raeburn identifies a deeply ingrained assumption that fathers...

2014-07-02 23:10:46

Dr. Jack Westman, author of "Parent Power: The Key to America's Prosperity," underscores a study reported by Craig F. Garfield, M.D., and coauthors in the journal Pediatrics in May, 2014, revealing that fathers had a 68% increase in depressive scores during children's key attachment years of 0–5. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Everyone knows that being a mother is “the toughest job you’ll ever love.” It is not as well known that this applies to fathers...

2014-06-12 12:28:53

CDC research finds that fathers today are more involved with their children, enhancing children's well-being WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This Sunday, June 15(th), as we celebrate fathers across the nation, new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that fathers today are more involved with their children than recent generations, which enhances children's well-being. Specifically, more dads are reading to their children, playing a primary role...

Researchers Discover Unusual Parenting Behavior By A Southeast Asian Treefrog
2014-05-30 03:50:49

National University of Singapore Study shows parental care increases survival of offspring in Chiromantis hansenae, the only treefrog in the region with this behavior Researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Science have discovered that a Southeast Asian species of treefrog practices parental care to increase the likelihood of survival of its offspring. Chiromantis hansenae (C. hansenae), is currently the only...

2014-05-13 23:14:54

Keith Robinson and Angel Harris' new book “The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children’s Education" reports their research finding that most forms of parental involvement do not improve student achievement. This theme is one of many described in Dr. Jack Westman's book "Parent Power: the Key to America's Prosperity". Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Keith Robinson and Angel Harris' book “The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with...

2014-04-25 09:46:01

Children living with a step-parent or a lone parent are as happy as those living with two biological parents, the British Sociological Association's annual conference in Leeds heard today [Thursday 24 April]. In a major UK study on wellbeing, researchers from NatCen Social Research analysed data from the Millennium Cohort Study on 12,877 children aged seven in 2008 and found no significant difference in happiness. Whether the children lived with two biological parents, a step-parent and...

2014-04-15 23:13:07

Too Small to Fail is an initiative to promote continual verbal interaction between parents and children from birth on. The national emphasis on pre-school for 4-year-olds starts too late for children at risk. Dr. Jack Westman demonstrates the importance of parents to the prosperity of America in his book "Parent Power". Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Too Small to Fail is a joint effort of the nonprofit Next Generation and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton...

2014-03-13 23:28:07

Dr. Joanne Wendt, a San Diego-based clinical psychologist, says many parents want to intervene when their children are fighting. But she says it’s important that parents stay out of it and let the children work it out themselves, and offers her top five tips on how to deal with sibling fighting. San Diego, California (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Dr. Joanne J. Wendt, a licensed San Diego clinical psychologist specializing in marriage and family therapy, often sees the issue of sibling rivalry...

2014-03-12 23:31:13

In The Splendid Things We Planned, author Blake Bailey’s affluent mother exclaims, “Families are the devil’s work!” Bailey provides an example of Dr. Westman's point that dysfunctional families cross class boundaries as made in his book Parent Power: The Key to America's Prosperity. Madison, WI (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 The popular view is that failing schools and poverty are the major reasons why one-third of the children in the United States are not thriving. In his book...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'