Parents are yelling at their kids more during the pandemic

In the past two weeks, more parents report shouting at their children at least once. And one in five report spanking or slapping them, a new survey shows.

Jared Wadley-Michigan
April 1, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

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Try these tips to keep your cool at home

Here are a range of expert tips and resources to reduce stress as we adjust to a new normal. For example, how on earth do we parent through a pandemic?

NC State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~9 mins

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5 ways to talk to your kids about COVID-19

"We don't have to pretend that everything is okay. It's helpful for children to see behind the curtain right now."

Eric Stann-Missouri
March 25, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

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How to talk to your older parents about the coronavirus

Expert tips to help you navigate tough conversations with your parents and guide decisions about staying inside and staying healthy.

Duke University
March 24, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins

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Tips for staying in with family and connecting with friends

Experts have advice for how you can handle social distancing with your family and stay connected with friends online.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester
March 23, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins

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Instead of social distancing, try distant socializing

As you stay at home to help with social distancing to fight COVID-19's spread, you need to try to keep in touch with friends and family, an expert says.

Stanford
March 20, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins

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5 ways to maintain community while social distancing

It's possible to maintain community despite the social distancing necessary to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to a professor of health psychology.

Eric Stann-Missouri
March 18, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

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Periodic check-ins may work better for kids with autism

Momentary check-ins can help reduce problem behaviors in kids with autism, and be easier for parents and caregivers to implement.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri
March 4, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

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Young male chimps still need their moms

Young male chimpanzees who have their mothers around are more likely to survive later in life, research finds. The same isn't true for chimp daughters.

Robin Smith-Duke
Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

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Love between parents has long-term benefits for kids

Children stay in school longer and get married later when their parents love each other, according to research with couples from Nepal.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan
Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

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