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

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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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Some kindergartners are more likely to be heavy users of online tech later, according to new research

Too much screen time doesn't leave enough time for other important parts of growing up. Predicting which little kids will likely grow into heavy tech users could help target educational campaigns.

Paul L. Morgan, Eberly Fellow, Professor Education and Demography, and Director of the Center for Educational Disparities Research, Penn State • conversation
Jan. 12, 2021 ~7 min

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Family court decisions distorted by misuse of key research, say experts

Family courts are misunderstanding and misusing research around how children form close relationships with their caregivers, say an international group of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 12, 2021 ~8 min

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Some kindergartners are more likely later to be heavy users of online tech, according to new research

Too much screen time doesn't leave enough time for other important parts of growing up. Predicting which little kids will likely grow into heavy tech users could help target educational campaigns.

Paul L. Morgan, Eberly Fellow, Professor Education and Demography, and Director of the Center for Educational Disparities Research, Penn State • conversation
Jan. 12, 2021 ~7 min

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Being a mom isn’t why most women support gun control laws

Moms are no more likely to support stricter gun control than other women, a new study shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Jan. 11, 2021 ~5 min

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Grief and loss of mothers cut primate lives short

Primates born in the last years of their mother's life have a greater risk of dying young, research finds. There are two possible explanations.

Duke University • futurity
Dec. 28, 2020 ~7 min

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Dads falter at talking to daughters about body image

Fathers know they should help instil healthy body image in their daughters, but feel awkward in practice, new research finds.

Pate McCuien-U. Missouri • futurity
Dec. 23, 2020 ~5 min

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Parents want parks to be fun and safe

Parents from diverse backgrounds want more than playgrounds and green spaces in their parks. They want safety, too.

Laura Oleniacz - NC State • futurity
Dec. 22, 2020 ~6 min

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Top 10 parental worries for kids during COVID

Cyberbullying, depression, and unhealthy habits rank in the top worries parents have for their kids, but there are racial differences in the lists, too.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Dec. 21, 2020 ~9 min

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