Magic therapy cuts anxiety of kids in the hospital

"Magic therapy" in hospitals could help reduce anxiety in pediatric patients by as much as a quarter, researchers say.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook | Nov. 18, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety childrens-health hospitals parents

Moody or depressed teen? 40% of parents aren’t sure

In a recent poll, 40% of parents said they struggle to differentiate between teen moodiness and signs of depression.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan | Nov. 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine depression parents teenagers

Easier breastfeeding at work benefits productivity

Moms who don't have to worry about breastfeeding at work being a problem feel better and get more done, researchers find.

U. Arizona | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture babies breastfeeding jobs mothers parents

Parents on Reddit skirt shame with ‘throwaways’

"Throwaway" accounts offer parents on Reddit a way to ask about tough topics. Posts from throwaways even tend to be more popular.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture internet parents shame social-media stigma

Caring moms may prevent teen dating violence

Teens who experienced warmth and caring from their mothers in eighth grade are less likely to be involved in an abusive relationship later on, research finds.

Marcene Robinson-Buffalo | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine abuse families mothers parents relationships teenagers

When parents use marijuana, their kids are more likely to use, too

"Using marijuana in adolescence is associated with...problems in the present and later into adulthood. Now we see that echoing through to their children."

Kim Eckart-Washington | Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alcohol marijuana parents teenagers

Why more kids don’t play outside

When kids don't have an opportunity to play outside, their physical, emotional, and social development can suffer, researchers say.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture childrens-health families green-space income neighborhoods parents play social-lives

What you can do to keep your kids safe from pesticides

Pesticides can have serious effects on the health of young kids, but there are things you can do to keep yours safe.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health parents pesticides pregnancy

Symptoms pop up earlier for kids of people with dementia

People with dementia who had a parent with the condition tend to develop symptoms years earlier, and even sooner if both parents had it.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology aging alzheimers-disease brains dementia memory parents prediction

Tablets in classrooms are no silver bullet

"You can't simply throw technology at kids and expect positive outcomes."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education electronics parents schools teachers

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