A new study reveals longer breastfeeding is associated with increased maternal sensitivity well into childhood.
A new study reports parental depression is linked to increased safety risks for their children, particularly when it comes to guns, fire and car accidents.
A new study reports that young girls who are forced to take on burdensome care-giving roles become less sensitive to their own children's needs than kids who are allowed to just be kids.
Researchers report removing children from their parents can be detrimental for normal brain development, as well as having lasting psychological impact. The paper reports the Zero Tolerance immigration policy may cause trauma response in children, that will last a life time.
Study reveals how postpartum depression has an impact on how a mother soothes her baby and changes in maternal neurobiological mechanisms when it comes to soothing.
Research suggests men who use cocaine at the time of conception could increase the risk of their son developing learning difficulties and memory loss.
Researchers offer specific guidance to parents about just what kind of talk is most important, and at what ages and stages in a child’s growth.
According to a new study, parents who are more emotional and anxious are more likely to allow their children to play violent video games more often than parents who are warm and restrictive.
Music, specifically infant directed song, could have evolved as a means to allow parents to let their children know their needs are being met, while freeing them up to perform other essential tasks, a new study theorizes.
Psychologists warn parental burnout needs to be taken more seriously by both partners and clinicians. A new study reveals burnt out parents experience escape ideations, and show an increased risk of neglect and violence toward their children. Supporting a parent experiencing burnout by letting them relax and avoid exhaustion reduces negative feelings and is also good for the children.
A new study of over 10,000 mothers has shown that women who breastfed their babies were at significantly lower risk of postnatal depression than those who did not.