Neurons that secrete oxytocin in the paraventricular nucleus in the hypothalamus are responsible for activating paternal instincts in new fathers, a mouse model study finds.
Study sheds new light on the roles of social interactions and cultural diversity in the development of attention.
A new study reveals how parental stress impacts the holiday season for children. One in five parents say their children have unrealistic expectations for the season, while one in four parents admit to setting overly idealistic expectations for themselves to ensure a perfect holiday. Mothers become more stressed by holiday preparations than fathers.
Researchers explore why our time perception alters and why we think our children are growing up faster than they actually are.
Expectant fathers with higher levels of brain activation and oxytocin later endorsed a more "child-led" empathetic style of parenting once their child was born.
Study reveals few differences in life satisfaction and limited differences in personality traits between those who are child-free and those who are parents.
A new study reports paternal anxiety is much higher than previously reported. Findings reveal anxiety in men during the perinatal period was 11%. Previous reports found anxiety in males during this period was under 4%.
According to researchers, babies whose mothers were more anxious spent longer focusing on environmental threats than those whose moms were more relaxed.
A new study reports that babies characteristics contribute to their cuteness, and that can trigger care-giving behaviors in adults.
Baby talk can teach infants the relevant properties of language, a new study reports.