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

Tags: parents young-adults families relationships society-and-culture

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

Tags: covid-19 parents jobs society-and-culture health-and-medicine workplaces

Child psychology has wisdom for pandemic parenting

An expert in child psychology has advice for how parents can fight stress and meet both their own needs and those of their kids.

Katherine Gianni-Boston University • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: parents stress childrens-health families featured health-and-medicine

How to help kids deal with ‘big feelings’ during COVID-19

During the pandemic, children are struggling with difficult issues and parents are struggling over how to help them. Listening may be the best thing to do.

Yale • futurity
Sept. 2, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 parents anxiety childrens-health families health-and-medicine

3 things keep dads involved with kids in ‘kinship care’

Several factors shape how involved dads can be with their kids when they don't have custody and their child is living in kinship care, researchers say.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: parents families fathers society-and-culture

Testosterone dip may benefit expectant lesbian couples

Most research on testosterone has focused on heterosexual couples. New research looks at the hormone's role in pregnancy in lesbian couples.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 2, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pregnancy parents hormones testosterone health-and-medicine lgbtq

Survey: Only 33% of Americans think return to school is safe

Americans' support for returning to in-person classes varies by gender, ethnicity, and political affiliation, a new survey shows.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents childrens-health surveys featured health-and-medicine

Nearly 50% of parents and grandparents clash over raising kids

Disagreements between parents and grandparents over issues like discipline and TV can strain relationships. Here's how families can ease tensions.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: children parents surveys families health-and-medicine

Parental preferences shape junk food choices for kids

Parents who feel less self-control over junk food choices are more likely to give their kids foods with more sugar, fat, and salt, researchers say.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
Aug. 17, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: parents food childrens-health health-and-medicine

How to prep anxious kids to go back to school

An expert breaks down how parents can help kids stressed about the pandemic get back to school while watching for signs of emotional distress.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents anxiety stress childrens-health emotions featured health-and-medicine

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