According to researchers, dads with toddler daughters are more responsive to their child's needs than fathers with toddler sons.
A close relationship with fathers has broad and positive effects across adolescence for both male and female children.
Connections between oxytocin neurons in the hypothalamus and dopamine neurons in the reward system drive parenting behaviors in both male and female voles.
A new study finds differences in brain connectivity between children who grow up in poverty and those who grow up in more affluent settings.
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Rejection from fathers may lead to an increased risk of social anxiety and loneliness in children and teens, a new study reports.
A new study reveals children show less attention to emotional facial expressions if their parents are highly critical.
A new study reports the increased risk of mental health problems in children of older dads is unlikely to result from the men's genes maturing with age.
A new study reports mothers who demonstrate better emotional control and problem solving abilities have a more positive influence on their child's behavior.
Study reveals one in four women experience symptoms of depression up to three years after giving birth. The risks are greater for women with a history of mood disorders and gestational diabetes.
Role playing with dolls to simulate interacting with an infant allows researchers to predict which parents-to-be could be headed for conflict when their baby arrives.