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.
May 8, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: children mental-health parents mothers nature plants prisons green-space jails landscape-architecture female-prisoners prisoners prison-design jail green-spaces moms
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.
May 6, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: children linguistics language parents mothers curious-kids curious-kids-us fathers dad names words baby-talk dads
Whether we miss them, feel guilty about not having appreciated them more or struggle to forgive them, remembering our parents can hurt. Here's how to move on.
Tags: children parents death psychology memory philosophy lifes-big-questions forgiveness loss
Research shows smartphone use disrupts an essential facet of human connection – eye contact.
Tags: human-evolution parents homo-sapiens parenting teamwork smartphones mobile-technology young-children cell-phones
Mobile health apps, teleconferencing with experts and thoughtfully designed educational platforms can all help families during the chaotic and confusing early years.
March 27, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: parents families mobile-health 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.
March 11, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: children pregnancy parents mothers parenting research-brief demography birth obstetrics babies caesarean-section cesarean-section
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