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2014-09-08 12:25:54

Honey Maid Shines a Spotlight on Blended Families in Latest from 'This is Wholesome' Campaign EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The way the American family looks and operates has changed over time, a transformation that parallels that of the Honey Maid brand. More diverse and uniquely constructed than half a generation ago, more than 40 percent of American adults today are part of a blended family,(1) but the wholesome connections they share remain the same. "Blended family...

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....

2014-04-25 09:46:01

Children living with a step-parent or a lone parent are as happy as those living with two biological parents, the British Sociological Association's annual conference in Leeds heard today [Thursday 24 April]. In a major UK study on wellbeing, researchers from NatCen Social Research analysed data from the Millennium Cohort Study on 12,877 children aged seven in 2008 and found no significant difference in happiness. Whether the children lived with two biological parents, a step-parent and...

2014-04-08 23:33:43

Continental Shift Seattle is a socially engaged art exhibition exploring the dynamics of stepfamilies and currently is hosting an online forum, encouraging the public to share photographs, videos, writings and visual art inspired by their stepfamily experiences. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 On Saturday, August 9, a one-night only exhibition at Georgetown’s Castle will feature mixed media paintings by Seattle artist Amy Pleasant, juried works by local and national artists, selected...

2013-11-13 10:53:16

Parents' strategy to love their children depends on more than blood ties Contrary to common belief, parents do not generally treat their stepchildren less favorably than their own. Until now, many researchers believed in the so-called "Cinderella effect." It states that it is biologically inevitable that parents care less for stepchildren because they do not spread their genes. However, researchers have discovered an important exception. If there is a reasonable chance of increasing wealth...

2013-09-25 23:35:48

Household formation data released by the Census Bureau reveals startling changes, largely that fewer homes include children and fewer children have the benefits of living with two married parents. Home Destination, a Minneapolis residential Realtor with RE/MAX Results, comments on the report and the impact of fewer homes comprised of children. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Due to more sophisticated housing data measurement tools and processes, it is now possible to identify...

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...

2011-11-25 08:00:00

Dr. Bonnie suggests a new approach: combining families for Thanksgiving, and encourages exes to work out an arrangement where everyone can be together on the holiday. (PRWEB) November 25, 2011 When families split up, the holidays can be difficult to say the least, and the kids - who are perhaps the only innocent parties after a divorce - end up taking the brunt of the dysfunction. To remedy this, Dr. Bonnie suggests a new approach: combining families for Thanksgiving, and encourages exes to...


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