Family experience shapes diabetes management

Watching a family member or neighbor go through type 2 diabetes shapes the way people with diabetes manage their condition, a new study finds.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: diabetes families social-lives health-and-medicine blood-sugar

Positive messages about Blackness buoy Black girls

New findings link positive messages—and positive feelings about being Black—with a decreased likelihood of depression symptoms in Black teen girls.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: teenagers depression gender families stereotypes society-and-culture self-image race-and-ethnicity

Government programs ‘don’t have to be demeaning’

Hear how after school programs in Chicago empowered parents, and how those design principles could improve other government programs.

Duke University • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: poverty politics parents united-states families featured society-and-culture public-assistance

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

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

Family photos at work curb fraud and unethical activity

When employees display photos of their friends and family at work, they're less likely to engage in fraud or unethical behavior, researchers say.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: jobs fraud families society-and-culture photos crimes

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

Moms, not dads, lose time to work during pandemic

The pandemic has worsened the gender gap among dual-earner parents. Moms have less time to work, but dads tend to clock a full 40-hour week.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 parents gender jobs families featured society-and-culture trends

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