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2014-01-06 10:25:33

On 50th anniversary of War on Poverty, expert says new approach needed As the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty this month, a new report suggests one recent weapon in the battle has been a disappointing failure. The federal government has made marriage promotion among single mothers a key part of its continuing effort to fight poverty. But that approach has missed the mark because marriage doesn’t provide the same benefits to poor, single mothers as it...

2013-12-30 23:24:20

In January, the world’s top divorce professionals are providing complimentary gifts to help educate and support parents regarding their children’s best interests before, during and after divorce. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 The ninth annual International Child-Centered Divorce Month is being commemorated once again in January. The entire month is devoted to alerting parents about the effects of divorce on children – especially the impact of parental decisions on...

2013-12-30 23:21:17

Dr. Joanne Wendt, a psychologist practicing in San Diego, is providing tips to help parents raise successful, independent children. It's never too late to correct destructive habits that might be damaging to both kids and parents. San Diego, California (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Many parents enter the new year aware that their children are behaving badly but unsure what's causing this bad behavior and how to correct it. Dr. Joanne J Wendt is a licensed clinical psychologist,...

2013-12-18 23:30:18

Boys Town, the national child and healthcare organization, tells parents to teach their children the true meaning of the holiday through words and their own deeds. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Boys Town today announced strategies to help kids understand the true meaning of the holidays. The national child and healthcare organization, started over 90 years ago, is a leader in parenting advice. Prior to the holidays, parents can have conversations with their children about the...

2013-12-18 08:27:18

From Mobile Devices and Social Media Behaviors to New Health and Beauty Habits, Moms Are Driving and Shaping Our Modern World SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BabyCenter®, the #1 pregnancy and parenting mobile and web destination worldwide, today released highlights from BabyCenter's 21(st) Century Mom® Insights Series, identifying 2013's top 10 mom trends for marketers. "Our research shows again and again that moms are a leading indicator of broader consumer trends. As Mom...

2013-12-12 23:31:00

Get DNA Testing from the Comfort of Home with Natus DNA Testing Kits. (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Natus, a prenatal and paternity DNA testing agency, announces the release of their home DNA testing kit. This kit allows clients to test their DNA from the comfort of their own home – without visiting a laboratory. Natus provides at-home DNA testing for expectant mothers, individuals looking for maternal ancestry, infidelity testing kits and familial testing. Kits are ordered online through...

2013-12-12 11:37:01

'The Primordial Violence' is culmination of 4 decades of research A new book by Murray Straus, founder and co-director of the Family Research Lab and professor emeritus of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, brings together more than four decades of research that makes the definitive case against spanking, including how it slows cognitive development and increases antisocial and criminal behavior. "The Primordial Violence" (Routledge, 2013) shows that the reasons parents hit...

2013-12-12 11:19:42

New findings from a long-running study of nearly 1300 rural children by UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) reveal that parenting deteriorates when families face a number of risk factors at once. As a result, children’s intellectual, emotional, and social development suffers. The findings from FPG’s Family Life Project explain why a combination of risk factors like low maternal education, low income, and unsafe neighborhoods is a strong predictor of adverse...

2013-12-10 12:26:18

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emily Frances, multiple Emmy Award winning WPIX TV New York reporter and celebrity interviewer, features some of today's hottest celebrities in her premier video parenting website, HowtoMomTV.com. The website offers quality parenting videos that feature leading childcare experts, medical professionals and celebrity parents, such as Denise Richards, Dean Cain, Kelly Rutherford, Fran Drescher and more. Frances spent more than 15 years engulfed...

2013-12-03 23:31:49

While the specific act—the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre—could not have been predicted, Adam Lanza’s murder of his mother and the mass killing and his suicide which followed can be easily understood using long accepted psychological knowledge. Warwick, New York (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Dr. Stanley Goldstein states that the recent release of further information about the Newtown school massacre and shooter by Connecticut's state's attorney has produced the usual...