COVID-19 adds to worries for parents of kids with cancer

COVID-19 has added worry and strain to already-burdened parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with cancer.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
today ~6 min

Spanking kids is as bad as abuse for future trauma risk

Spanking has similar effects on children's risk for future trauma as abuse, neglect, and family dysfunction, a new study shows.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 12, 2021 ~3 min

Why your kids know when you’re trying to put on a brave face

Rather than putting on a 'brave face', parents might be better putting on a 'brave voice' to conceal their emotions.

Paddy Ross, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Durham University • conversation
Feb. 2, 2021 ~6 min

Telling kids why they were wrong can backfire

What's the best way to discipline kids? New research finds that verbal reasoning, explaining why what kids did was wrong, can have unintended consequences.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 1, 2021 ~4 min

Telling kids why they were wrong can backfire

What's the best way to discipline kids? New research finds that verbal reasoning, explaining why what kids did was wrong, can have unintended consequences.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 1, 2021 ~4 min

Touchscreens may make toddlers more distractible – new three-year study

Young children may find it harder to control their attention if they use touchscreens regularly.

Tim J. Smith, Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London • conversation
Feb. 1, 2021 ~7 min

10 parenting strategies to reduce your kids' pandemic stress

Parents can take a page from psychological research on trauma and recovery to help kids struggling with pandemic life.

Jennifer Hays-Grudo, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Oklahoma State University • conversation
Jan. 29, 2021 ~9 min

Experts: Don’t restrict parent visits to child’s hospital bedside

Parents of children in the hospital are "essential caregivers" and should not be subject to visitation restrictions, researchers argue in a new paper.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 25, 2021 ~7 min

Synced brains: how to bond with your kids – according to neuroscience

The brain activity of a parent and child can become synchronised during play and problem solving.

Pascal Vrticka, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Essex • conversation
Jan. 15, 2021 ~7 min

Rough nights for moms of multiple kids, but not dads

Mothers of multiple children report more fragmented sleep, but the number of kids doesn't seem to affect sleep quality for dads.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~3 min

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