Flexibility is key for happy families and couples

Being emotionally flexible may be one of the most important factors when it comes to maintaining happy, healthy relationships with family and partners.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
today ~7 min

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Connecting to nature is good for kids – but they may need help coping with a planet in peril

Here are four ways adults can help kids work through their worries about the environment.

Louise Chawla, Professor Emerita of Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Parents: More TV for kids can amp up your stress

The more TV that kids watch, the more ads they see, and that can make life more stressful for parents, according to new research.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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When do kids notice race? Way earlier than most adults think

Asking adults when they think kids become aware of race reveals misconceptions, say researchers, who have advice for parents.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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Telehealth can give parents of kids with autism key early tips

When in-person training is impossible, like during the pandemic, parents of kids with autism can get information via telehealth, researchers say.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 8, 2020 ~5 min

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Even though times are tough, working parents are happier

"When dads play a bigger role in childcare and doing routine housework, it puts both parents in a better position to succeed at work."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 29, 2020 ~5 min

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2 of 5 parents faced depression as school came home

A new survey of parents educating kids at home during COVID-19, half said they felt overwhelmed and one in four felt they didn't have resources they needed.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~4 min

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Government programs ‘don’t have to be demeaning’

Hear how after school programs in Chicago empowered parents, and how those design principles could improve other government programs.

Duke University • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~3 min

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Perfectionism may drive some ‘helicopter’ parents

New research links perfectionism and over-parenting. The effects of this "helicopter" parenting include psychological distress, narcissism, and alcohol and drug use.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~10 min

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Will 2020 change the way you work forever?

The pandemic and focus on racial justice in 2020 may end up transforming the workplace for good, one expert says. He also has tips for the "new normal."

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 16, 2020 ~9 min

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