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What Does Finding Out The Sex Of A Child Before Birth Say About The Mother?
2014-06-03 03:12:52

By Jeff Grabmeier, The Ohio State University Women who choose not to find out are more egalitarian, conscientious An expectant mother who chooses to find out her child’s sex before birth may be giving subtle clues about her views on proper gender roles, new research suggests. The study found that women who choose not to learn their child’s sex may be more open to new experiences, and combine egalitarian views about the roles of men and women in society with conscientiousness....

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2012-06-04 12:03:52

Many first-time parents - particularly mothers - actually increase the amount of time they spend on Facebook after the birth of their child according to a small exploratory study. The results shown 44% of mothers said after giving birth their facebook use increased. 27% said it decreased while 29% said their use stayed the same. For the fathers, 31% said their use increased, 19% said it decreased and 51% said it stayed the same. This study is the first to investigate new...

2011-11-30 14:58:54

Parents of newborns show poorer adjustment to their new role if they believe society expects them to be “perfect” moms and dads, a new study shows. Moms showed less confidence in their parenting abilities and dads felt more stress when they were more worried about what other people thought about their parenting skills. However, self-imposed pressure to be perfect was somewhat better for parents, especially for fathers, according to the results. The findings are some of...

2009-03-04 07:47:08

Warm, cooperative co-parenting between mothers and fathers may help protect children who are at risk for some types of behavior problems, a new study suggests.Researchers found that supportive co-parenting helped children who have difficulty regulating their behavior and attention levels "“ what researchers call effortful control.The study looked at changes in children's level of aggressive behavior and other forms of "acting out" as they went from 4 years old to 5 years old.Results...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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