Mothers behind bars nurture relationships with visitors in this unusual prison garden

About half of incarcerated women in the United States are mothers to children under age 18. Natural spaces within a prison can help maintain their mother-child bonds.

Julie Stevens, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University • conversation
May 8, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: children mental-health prisons nature plants green-space jails parents landscape-architecture female-prisoners prisoners mothers prison-design jail green-spaces moms

Is it safe to visit your mother on Mother's Day? A doctor offers a decision checklist

Mothers love to be with their children on Mother's Day, but this year, things might be different. A physician walks you through some questions to consider as you decide whether such a visit is safe.

Claudia Finkelstein, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Michigan State University • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: coronavirus mothers-day coronavirus-2020 covid-19

Is is safe to visit your mother on Mother's Day? A doctor offers a decision checklist

Mothers love to be with their children on Mother's Day, but this year, things might be different. A physician walks you through some questions to consider as you decide whether such a visit is safe.

Claudia Finkelstein, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Michigan State University • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: coronavirus mothers-day coronavirus-2020 covid-19

Why do kids call their parents 'Mom' and 'Dad'?

One anthropologist found 1,072 similar words for 'mom' and 'dad' in the world's languages. It turns out a mix of biology, culture and encouragement from parents explains this phenomenon.

Denise Bodman, Principal Lecturer in Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University • conversation
May 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: children language linguistics fathers parents dad names mothers words curious-kids baby-talk dads curious-kids-us

Screen time that supports new parents and young kids can enhance family health

Mobile health apps, teleconferencing with experts and thoughtfully designed educational platforms can all help families during the chaotic and confusing early years.

Ashwini Lakshmanan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Southern California • conversation
March 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  families  mobile-health  parents  mobile-apps  screen-time  health-apps  new-mothers  chatbots  newborn-health  new-parents  new-fathers  cellphones  maternal-newborn-child-health  health-technology

Newborn babies weigh less today – possibly due to the increased popularity of cesarean sections and induced labor

The decline in US birth weight is somewhat of a puzzle for public health researchers.

Andrea Tilstra, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
March 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  children  demography  pregnancy  birth  parenting  obstetrics  babies  caesarean-section  parents  cesarean-section  mothers  research-brief

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