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2014-07-15 10:20:42

Saint Louis University Children with developmental disabilities are at higher risk for abuse and neglect from parents than children developing at a typical rate. So far, there was little evidence of specific parental behaviors that were associated with the risk, but a SLU study finds inappropriate expectations and lack of empathy play a significant role in triggering the risk. Debra Zand, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University and the principal investigator...

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...

2014-07-01 20:21:41

UP's 3-Day 'Supernanny's Blow UP Bash' airs Friday, July 4th through Sunday, July 6th ATLANTA, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UP, the television network dedicated to uplifting viewers every day, announced today the newest addition to its growing prime time lineup -- the former ABC series -- "Supernanny." The network has licensed off-network cable rights to 116 episodes from the show's six seasons in an agreement with the Disney/ABC Television Group. The hit show will premiere on UP in a...

Parents Can Play Key Role Against Bullying
2014-07-01 03:49:50

University of Queensland A University of Queensland study has shown that families can be more effective in protecting children from bullying than school-based strategies alone. The findings, to be published in the journal Behavior Therapy, show that parents can actively help their children reduce the impact of bullying. The results of a randomized control trial of Resilience Triple P, a family-based variant of UQ’s Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, show the program is more...

2014-06-25 16:24:19

LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What is believed to be a pioneering "sleep time" genre of children's literature has been introduced by child psychiatrist Edward R. Ritvo, M.D. The importance of this innovative children's literature rests in the fact that sleep time stories promote bonding between the child and parent/caretaker which is a key foundation to developing a healthy child with strong self-esteem. "Sleepy time stories are powerful in that they convey to the...

children need play
2014-06-19 05:11:25

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The current era of parenting centers around the scheduled play date, filling the calendar with soccer practices and music lessons and regimenting a home calendar that restricts leisure activities like computer use and television viewing in favor of strictly timed homework and study sessions. Sure, this may be an exaggeration of how many reading this actually parent. But for too many, this example is not too dissimilar to their own...

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...

2014-06-10 23:15:31

San Diego family therapist Dr. Joanne J. Wendt is sharing with readers parenting tips that are essential for raising happy kids with an appropriate sense of responsibility. San Diego, California (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 As a family therapist who’s practiced for twenty-eight years, Dr. Joanne J. Wendt believes that when it comes to raising happy, healthy kids (who become happy, healthy adults) responsibility is key. Responsibility is essential to living happily and productively and can give...

2014-06-09 10:45:59

SFSU With Father's Day approaching, SF State's Jeff Cookston has some advice for creating better harmony with dad. In a recent study, he found that when an adolescent is having an argument with their father and seeks out others for help, the response he or she receives is linked to better well-being and father-child relationships. Adolescents who receive an reason for the father's behavior or a better understanding of who is at fault feel better about themselves and about dad as well....

2014-06-09 00:21:07

Boston College Center for Work & Family Study Explores Dads' Views on Paternity Leave, and Corporate and Country Policies and Programs CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fathers want to be present and involved from the first days of their children's lives and increasingly expect their employers to support them through paid leave, flexibility, and ultimately a culture that respects their desire to be hands-on caregivers, according to a new study of 30 corporations and more than...


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