Parents: Ask your college-bound kid these 8 health questions

College-bound teens should be able to answer some key questions about health, such as naming their primary care doctor and health insurance plan.

U. Michigan | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

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How to recognize mental illness in children

Parents, teachers, and other adults can learn to recognize the warning signs of serious mental illness and suicidal thoughts in children.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Kids may need to learn to love nature

"This is important because it really suggests that kids don't need to like nature for it to be good for them."

Jack Wang- U. Chicago | Aug. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Can video chats teach toddlers? It depends

Video chat isn't an ideal way to teach toddlers. But with a parent's help, they hold some promise.

Joan Brasher-Vanderbilt | Aug. 2, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Sense of belonging makes kids less likely to bully others

"...even acts of simple compassion and efforts to create an accepting and supportive space for students can help prevent bullying in schools."

Cailin Riley-Missouri | July 30, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Parent-child bonding program yields the ‘good life’

Thirty years after a parent-child social bonding program, the children of the participants are more likely to be living a "good life."

Kim Eckart-Washington | July 26, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education families learning parents relationships well-being

Toddlers can’t truly answer ‘this or that’ questions

If you ask a toddler, "would you like cake or broccoli?" the answer—8 times out of 10—will be broccoli. Why? Recency bias.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine | July 25, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Some (but not all) new parents buy more fruits and veggies

Many new parents up their spending on fruits and veggies after becoming new parents, but the same isn't true for everyone.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan | July 10, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine food income nutrition parents

How visiting nurses ease life with a new baby

This podcast episode delves into a program called Family Connects that offers a visiting nurse to all families, rich or poor.

Duke University | June 18, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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New dads who get more sleep face different trouble

Daily tracking of new parents gives researchers a new look at stress and resilience.

Katie Bohn-Penn State | June 13, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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