Mapuche approach teaches kids to handle fear

The Mapuche people's ideas about kids and fear show that Western beliefs about children's emotional capability aren't universal.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Feb. 20, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture chile emotions fears indigenous-people parents

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   

Tags: science-and-technology apes chimpanzees families mothers parents primates teenagers

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   

Tags: featured society-and-culture emotions families love marriage nepal parents relationships

More ‘parentese’ now improves language skills later

With a bit of coaching, parents use more "parentese" with their babies, and that leads to babies having better language skills months later.

Kim Eckart-Washington | Feb. 4, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology babies language parents

Self-care cuts stress for parents caring for kids with FASD

Children with FASD face lifelong difficulties. But their parents struggle, too. A new study offers self-care strategies to help them cope.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester | Feb. 4, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine caregivers childrens-health fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder parents stress

Even around kids, many gun owners don’t lock up firearms

A survey of gun owners at a firearm safety event shows that an alarming number don't lock their guns up safely—even in the presence of children.

U. Washington | Jan. 10, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health families guns parents safety

To get your teens to sleep more, set a bedtime

Though it may be difficult, researchers say that setting a clear and consistent bedtime can get teens the sleep they need.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester | Jan. 8, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine parents sleep teenagers

Simple method protects more NICU babies from Staph germs

Using antibiotic cream and antiseptic wipes can cut the chance that parents will pass dangerous Staph bacteria to their baby in the NICU.

Johns Hopkins University | Dec. 31, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics babies bacteria hospitals infections mrsa parents staphylococcus

Kids remember more from animated digital books

Animated digital books that respond to children's voices can help kids get involved with their own learning and control the action

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon | Dec. 24, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture books learning mobile-devices parents reading

Disposal packets make it easier to get rid of leftover painkillers

Many parents keep their own and their children's unused opioids, but a simple take-home pill disposal packet can help reduce risk.

Laura Bailey-Michigan | Dec. 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health opioids painkillers parents

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