Screens are keeping us connected now – but they're still disruptive to in-person communication

Research shows smartphone use disrupts an essential facet of human connection – eye contact.

Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, Professor of Psychology, Hunter College • conversation
April 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: parenting teamwork smartphones human-evolution homo-sapiens parents mobile-technology young-children cell-phones

Bonding with baby: what it should feel like and how long it may take

Up to 35% of mothers and fathers don't fall in love with their baby immediately.

Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, Professor of Clinical Child and Family Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam • conversation
March 30, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  neuroscience  birth  oxytocin  attachment-parenting  bonding  newborns  post-partum-depression

5 expert tips for working from home in a crowded house during the coronavirus pandemic

How does a family of five with different priorities and attention spans get work done and still have fun in the same small space?

Brittany Harker Martin, Associate Professor, Leadership, Policy & Governance, University of Calgary • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  parenting  coronavirus  work-life-balance  remote-working  telecommuting  covid-19  self-isolation

4 ways to help kids relax as the coronavirus upends everyday life

Families should establish new daily routines, avoid bombarding children with current events or exposing them to misinformation, and practice basic methods that keep anxiety in check.

Mirae J. Fornander, Clinical Psychology PhD Student, University of Nevada, Las Vegas • conversation
March 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  children  mental-health  anxiety  parenting  coronavirus-2020  covid-19

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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