Abused females who became abusive mothers in adulthood had lower serotonin in their brains than abused females who did not become abusive parents.
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In families with two working parents, fathers had greater impact than mothers on their children's language development between ages 2 and 3.
Mothers who give birth after the age of 50 do not have reduced parenting capacity compared to younger mothers.
A demanding youngster means that parents are more likely to stay together to help rear their young.
It is important to keep parent child communication lines open, especially when it comes to Internet usage.
The link between breastfeeding and children's intelligence has been studied since 1929, but the relationship between the two remains unclear.
Parental voice is the best to sound a smoke alarm for children.
Increased activity of the prolactin receptor system in females who have given birth and breast fed their offspring may help mothers improve their abilities to both nurture children and manage stress.
Parents are in a key position to help shape children's eating behaviors and eating environments.
Parents are more interested in concrete services than in parenting classes.
Children of men age 40 and older have a significantly increased risk of having autism spectrum disorders compared with those whose fathers are younger than 30 years.
Many prospective parents would be prepared to manipulate their babies in ways that are at odds with moral orthodoxy.
A program that helps parents talk to their children about skin cancer risks may promote sun-safe behaviors.
An evaluation of a child management training program for parents reveals that 4 to 8 year old boys who have a "callous unemotional" temperament are less responsive to parenting discipline.
Most parents find it difficult to separate the issues of child contact and child support, with some parents bartering one for the other.
What every parent, teacher, caregiver needs to know about child happiness.
As young people become adolescents, parents may become less vigilant about keeping firearms stored securely.
A mother's attentiveness to her baby's distress, especially in the first year, is more important to his secure attachment than lots of positive feedback when he's happy and content.
Special skills workshops for parents of anxious young children could offer a breakthrough in addressing this difficult problem.
English speaking mothers who begin reading to their children at a very early age have toddlers with greater language comprehension, larger, more expressive vocabularies and higher cognitive scores by the age of 2.
Worries and parental stress linger even after false positive diagnoses are ruled out.