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2014-07-08 14:32:06

Having obese brothers and sisters is more revealing indicator of child obesity than having obese parents.

2014-06-26 04:21:11

Letting your child know they are going to be an older sister or brother can be an intimidating conversation. Dr.

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.

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.

Parents Kids Similar Sounding Names
2014-01-14 08:46:00

A new study from The University of Texas at Austin reveals that when parents give their children similar-sounding names, they set themselves up for speech errors.

Playing Out Medical Experiences Promotes Emotional Healing In Children Battling Serious Illnesses
2013-11-05 10:34:34

The project primarily focused on chronically ill children and their siblings who were staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati. The children were provided with medically themed toys such as stethoscopes, miniature hospital beds, ambulances, doctors’ bags and intravenous (IV) lines, as well as head and arm casts.

Casual Attitude Sibling Bullying
2013-09-23 14:17:01

Researchers say that many kids take a casual attitude towards sibling bullying - including the bully and the one being abused.

2013-08-20 10:51:55

A Danish study of siblings suggests the recurrence risks for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) varied from 4.5 percent to 10.5 percent depending on the birth years, which is higher than the ASD risk of 1.18 percent in the overall Danish population.

2013-08-15 11:51:58

Forensic DNA-based familial search methods may mistakenly identify individuals in a database as siblings or parents of an unknown perpetrator, when in fact they are distant relatives.

Siblings Lower Divorce Rate
2013-08-13 10:14:59

Growing up with lots of siblings can be frustrating at times, but a new study says children from large families are less likely to get divorced later in life.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.