Quantcast

Latest Parent Stories

2013-09-19 13:14:21

It is common for parents to influence mate choice — from arranged marriages to more subtle forms of persuasion — but they often disagree with their children about what makes a suitable partner. A new study has found an evolutionary explanation for why some parents try to control who their children pair up with. The study, involving a University of Bristol researcher and published today in the journal Evolution & Human Behavior, shows that this conflict over mate choice may be...

2013-08-29 23:29:01

Non-invasive paternity testing using a mother’s blood sample is now available during early pregnancy. New York (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Pregnant women have a new, non-invasive choice in paternity testing that can give results in early pregnancy – as early as five weeks gestation. Utilizing a blood sample taken from the arm of a pregnant woman, NATUS can accurately determine paternity at no risk at all to the fetus. The blood sampled from the mother contains the DNA of both her and her...

2013-08-12 10:37:40

Adolescents who have half-siblings with a different father are more likely to have used drugs and had sex by age 15 than those who have only full siblings. That's according to new research from Karen Benjamin Guzzo, an assistant professor of sociology at Bowling Green State University, and Cassandra Dorius, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth, they examined a phenomenon known as...

Mammals Choose Sex Of Their Babies To Promote Life
2013-07-11 12:57:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mammals are able to "choose" the sex of their offspring in order to beat the odds and produce extra grandchildren, according to a study published in the journal PLoS ONE. Researchers analyzed 90 years of breeding records from the San Diego Zoo, helping to prove for the first time what has been a fundamental theory of evolutionary biology. Scientists have theorized before that mammals rely on some unknown physiologic mechanism to...

2013-07-06 23:03:35

Prenatal Paternity D.N.A. testing at as early as 5 weeks. (PRWEB) July 06, 2013 Natus Laboratory, a leader in the D.N.A. industry, has recently announced a new groundbreaking prenatal D.N.A. test offering future parents the possibility to confirm the paternity of their unborn child at as early as 5 weeks of gestation. Until recently, prenatal D.N.A. test was available starting at 9 weeks. Thanks to advance technology developed by Natus Laboratory this test is now offered at an earlier...

2013-06-21 23:19:42

Online parenting programs work together to place parents and counties in best position to enhance education and expand co-parenting resources. Carson City, Nevada (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 OnlineParentingPrograms.com and KidsOnTime.com have established an innovative partnership in an effort to place the family courts across the country in the best possible position for success. The partnership will improve access to quality education along with co-parenting tools for parents, particularly...

2013-04-26 10:01:42

Children who are exposed to negative parenting — including abuse, neglect but also overprotection — are more likely to experience childhood bullying by their peers, according to a meta-analysis of 70 studies of more than 200,000 children. The research, led by the University of Warwick and published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect, found the effects of poor parenting were stronger for children who are both a victim and perpetrator of bulling (bully-victims) than...

2013-04-19 16:21:45

Additional legislation and guidance around surrogate pregnancy is needed for healthcare professionals, says a new review published today (19th April) in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). The review looks at the medico-legal challenges of surrogacy in modern obstetrics, highlighting recent changes in UK laws, the guidelines and legislation available and the legal requirements for parenthood and parental rights. The number of surrogate pregnancies in the UK is unknown, since...

2013-03-29 23:15:04

On Saturday, April 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Fatherhood Matters Inc., a San Antonio, Texas based non-profit organization will host I.AM.A.FATHER, an event in partnership with Identigene, providing a limited number of free DNA paternity tests to San Antonio families. The event is being held at the Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 On Saturday, April 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Fatherhood Matters Inc., a San Antonio, Texas based non-profit...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
Related