November 30, 2022

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Parenting

How To Safely Use A Baby Swing Or Baby Bouncer

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Inappropriate usage of baby swings and bouncers is widespread. Here's how to make sure your child isn't injured in an otherwise excellent accessory.

Grief and Loss

The Death Of A Parent Affects Even Grown Children Psychologically And Physically

ByJoshua A. Krisch

Grief is both real and measurable. Scientists now know that losing a parent changes us forever.

Curiousities

10 Weird Facts About The Human Body That You (Probably) Didn’t Know

ByLauren Vinopal and Tyler Santora

Impress your curious kids with these very strange facts about our bodies.

Play Time

How To Get Your Kids (And Yourself) Comfortable With Risky Play

ByChristian Dashiell

Risky play helps kids develop resilience, self-confidence, independence, executive functioning, and risk-management skills. 

Corporal Punishment

Spanking Is Physical Abuse, Study Shows

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Researcher says that drawing the line between spanking and physical abuse is "theoretically impossible."

Using Your Words

Want To Raise A High-Achieving Kid? Talk To Your Toddler Like This

ByMelaina Juntti

The way you talk to toddlers can determine how well they do in school.

Parenting

5 Dangerous Myths About Spoiled Children, Debunked

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Raising a monster takes hard work. Giving your child love, affection, and even material objects is unlikely to spoil them.

Child development

5 Weird Facts About Babies That Freak Out New Parents

ByLauren Vinopal

They might cry without tears and have extra bones, but you love your baby anyway.

Lookin' Good

5 Scientific Reasons Why Women Love Big Shoulders

ByLauren Vinopal

You can thank evolution for it.

Parenting

What To Do When Potty Training Doesn’t Catch On

ByMatthew Utley

Creating a stress-free atmosphere for potty time helps kids adjust to this new responsibility.

Parenting

Parents Who Raise Charitable Kids Do These 6 Things

ByAlison Zeidman

Kids get a lot of gifts. It’s important they learn to like giving them too — especially charitable donations and the gift of their time.

Birth Month

Babies With A December Birthday Live Longer, Happier Lives

ByLauren Vinopal

There's more to being a December baby than birthday presents wrapped in Christmas paper.

Facial Hair

Kids Don’t Trust Men With Beards, Study Says

ByLauren Vinopal

New research shows that kids are generally wary of men with facial hair. Is it time for a clean shave?

Fatherhood

How ‘Dad Reflexes’ Prime Fathers To Keep Their Kids Safe

ByLauren Vinopal

Dad reflexes are more than a hashtag. They're an adrenaline-driven response from the sympathetic nervous system.

Young Readers

The Confounding Science Of Children’s Literature

ByTheresa Fisher

Over the past 50 years, researchers have learned a lot about the basis behind children's book-selection preferences. But there's still a lot that remains unknown.

Altruism

Are ‘Good Kids’ Ever Truly Selfless Or Generous?

ByJoshua A. Krisch

Whether children are capable of true kindness — and, indeed, whether altruism even exists among adults — is hotly disputed by researchers.