"Helicoptered" Kids Face Psychological Struggles in College

A 2013 study finds college students are seeking psychological counseling in greater numbers than ever before. One reason behind the increased need for psychological help is helicopter parenting. ... read more »

Parenting Style Influenced by Genetics

A team of researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) has conducted an in-depth study of parenting styles and concluded it has about as much to do with genetics as it does family tradition. ... read more »

How Old is Too Old for Breastfeeding?

The great debate among breastfeeding women started a short while ago with a picture of a breastfeeding mother on the front cover of Time Magazine. The picture showed an almost four year old little body breastfeeding while standing on a chair. ... read more »

The Effect of Advanced Parental Age on Parenting

When I was in school, nearly all of my peers had parents that were generally the same age. I remember one classmate who did not fall into that group. Her father was in his late 60s when she was a senior in high school. ... read more »

Bad Parenting: When Should I Step In?

There are limits to confronting parents about their parenting choices. Just because a parent does not believe in the disciplinary style you believe in does not mean they are putting their children at risk – and that’s what’s truly important – risk. ... read more »

Childcare: Babysitting 101

When the time comes to allow a babysitter to take care of your children, even for a small period, finding just the right babysitter does not have to be a stressful event. Babysitters are generally younger and less expensive than a nanny. ... read more »

Baby Monitors: Selling Fear or True Protection?

Critics say baby monitors do little more than let you know if your baby is asleep or awake, in spite of the emotional marketing strategies that surround them. ... read more »

Male and Female Involvement in the Birth Process

How involved are men in the birth and child-rearing process? Researchers in Spain recently completed a study published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing in an attempt to answer that question. ... read more »

Violent Relationships During Pregnancy May Cause Difficulty Parenting

If your relationship was rocky and violent during pregnancy, you are less likely to adopt a good parenting style after the baby is born, according to a new study. ... read more »

Help or Be a Helper: Which Word Choice Motivates Kids?

A team of psychologists says choosing the right word when asking for help from a child makes a difference. ... read more »

Childcare: What is a Nanny?

In today's culture, a nanny is hired to provide child and home carethat varies widely from one assignment to the next. Some nannies live in the home with parents, while others report to work each day on aregular schedule just as they would any other job. ... read more »

40% of Infants Without Strong Parental Attachments

The emotional attachment a child develops for his or her parents by the age of 3 can be a valuable marker for how well the child will fare emotionally, socially, and academically later in childhood. ... read more »

First Five Years of Fatherhood Risky for Depression

The study finds that young men, especially those that live in the same home as their new baby, are at significant risk of developing depression during the first five years of fatherhood. ... read more »

Mom vs. Dad Baby Talk and Child Development

A recent study from Washington State University (WSU) explored the different ways different people speak to young children and how these communication differences affect or influence the child. ... read more »

Dads Turn Baby Time into Personal Fitness Routines

Two fathers, in particular, have turned their baby time into personal fitness routines that benefit dad while entertaining baby. These fathers have even turned their baby-inspired workouts into books. ... read more »

Gay And Lesbian Pregnancy and Parenting

Gay and lesbian pregnancy pose some different and difficult questions. Below are common topics discussed between gay or lesbian couples with regard to conceiving and parenting a child. ... read more »

Horoscope Compatibility Calculator

Use this horoscope compatibility calculator to see if you and your partner's zodiac signs are compatible. Then gauge your parent and child compatibility. ... read more »

SAHM: Time for a New Label?

The term "stay-at-home mom" is outdated according to Ester Bloom, a contributor to the Slate magazine. She's not enthusiastic about housewife, either, preferring instead the word homemaker. ... read more »

Parents: Put Down Your Devices

A pediatrician and a psychologist fear our children may pay the ultimate price of tech-savvy parents. ... read more »

How Female Entrepreneurs Manage Business and Baby

Pregnancy affects every aspect of a woman's life, including her job. When the expectant mother is also the boss, pregnancy can impact her performance, her clientele, and her bottom line. ... read more »

Is Pregnancy Different for Moms?

That first pregnancy is an experience that can never be repeated. You approached parenthood with a novice set of eyes. Every experience was a new experience, every pain a new pain and every stress was a new stress. ... read more »

Ways To Make Doctor Visits More Effective

This list involves things parents can do before and during face-to-face time with a pediatrician that will help the doctor make a speedy, accurate diagnosis and get the child feeling better quickly. ... read more »

Babies Born to Emotionally Distant Dads Face Tough First Year

Paul Raeburn's book highlights the lack of scientific research on the father-child connection and confirms the value of this relationship. ... read more »

What are Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Autism is a simple name for a complex array of disorders. Disorders associated with autism are generally focused on socialization and communication. ... read more »

Mothers and Fathers Just Not In Sync With “Home” Time

If men and women now work the same number of hours, isn't it safe to expect they spend the same number of hours at home? ... read more »

Fatherhood Packs on the Pounds

Most men gain a little weight after they get married. A new study indicates fatherhood packs on the pounds, too. Each added pound puts a man closer to the health risks associated with excess weight. ... read more »

LGBTQ Pregnancy and Parenting Questions

A gay, lesbian, or LGBG pregnancy and parenting is different. Becoming a parent in a gay, lesbian, or LGBT marriage or relationship is a big decision and there are several options. ... read more »

Premature Babies at Higher Risk of Disorganized Attachment

Researchers from the University of Warwick (UK) may have found a connection between neurological development and parent-child attachment. According to the study, infants born prematurely have twice the risk of suffering disorganized attachment. ... read more »

Planning for Baby: Choosing a Pediatrician

Choosing a pediatrician for your new baby is one of the biggest jobs during pregnancy. Parents often look to friends and family when starting the search, but the final selection involves more than just a helpful suggestion. ... read more »

Budgeting for a Child: Common Mistakes New Parents Make

Having a child is an exciting and life-changing experience, but the hectic nature of the preparations can leave some parents in the dark about the actual costs of raising a baby. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Authoritative Parenting

Authoritative parenting, as described by developmental psychologist Diana Baumrind, is considered a democratic approach to parenting children. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Authoritarian Parenting

The authoritative parent tends to be highly demanding, but offers little love and nurturing; this can lead to prolonged social implications. ... read more »

Avoiding Adolescent Pregnancy in African-American Youth

Parenting style may play an important part in preventing early pregnancy and reducing risky sexual behavior in African-American youth, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. ... read more »

Budgeting for Baby One Trimester At a Time

The financial wizards at Money Magazine suggest approaching a baby budget like a pregnancy, one trimester at a time. ... read more »

Delicious Baby Aroma Encourages Mom's Bonding

The almost-universal cry of mothers upon cuddling a newborn baby - thatthe baby smells good enough to eat - is more than just delight andaffection. It's a very real neurological response that can be tracedusing brain imaging scans. ... read more »

How-to Guide for Newborns

Taking care of a newborn baby is not always easy. Let us guide you through the care of your new baby. ... read more »

Pregnancy Tools and Fertility Tools

Pregnancy and fertility tools to help you improve your chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy. Chinese Pregnancy Calendar, Ovulation Calculator, Due Date Predictor, etc. ... read more »

2014 Pregnancy Trend Predictions

An investigation of online chatter about pregnancy and babies reveals the following trends settling in for 2014. ... read more »

How to Be a Good Mother to Your Baby

Being a good mother does not begin when the baby is born, it starts the moment that the baby is conceived. ... read more »

Donor Conception: How and When to Tell Your Child

Dr. Madeline Feingold is a clinical psychologist specializing in reproductive medicine. She frequently discusses with couples how and when to tell a child that its conception involved donated genetic materials. ... read more »

Combating Worry: A Guide for Parents

Many parents describe feeling overwhelmed with a sense of worry. Left unchecked this can lead to sleep disturbance, depression, lack of focus, health and relationship problems and seriously affect your bonding with your child. ... read more »

Number of Stay-at-Home Moms on the Rise

The number of mothers who stay at home rather than hold jobs outside the home has risen significantly in the past 15 years. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Permissive Parenting

Permissive parenting is a term coined by Diana Baumrind, a developmental psychologist. Baumrind coined the phrase as one of three major parenting styles. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Helicopter Parenting

The term helicopter parenting is thought to have been originally used by college admissions offices to describe parents who played an overactive role in the admissions process. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Positive Parenting

The idea behind this parenting style is to raise children who listen, accept constructive criticism and respond to expectations and discipline with attentiveness and open conversation. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Attachment Parenting

This parenting style, unlike most others, involves a movement backed by an international organization supporting parents who choose to practice attachment parenting. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 7

The thrills of being a parent are a daily benefit of caring for baby, but that care takes energy and nearly all of your time. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 9

As the honeymoon phase of parenting ends you may notice a drastic change in the relationship you have with your partner. The last eight months have been all about baby and your relationship may have suffered for it. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 10

You're busy, baby's busy ' everyone is busy which means everyone needs a little extra energy. Planning for a trip to the store may seem like anamazing adventure at this point because it feels like baby needs asuitcase full of supplies. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 11

Every time you turn around there is something else you need to do or another late night call from baby. Fatigue is part of the first year of life, but there are some tricks to help you feel better throughout the day. ... read more »

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