Mothers and children who participated in empathy skill training had better relationships and improved overall well-being, a new study reports.
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.
Paternal depression may contribute to adolescent depression and behavioral problems, regardless of whether or not the father and child are genetically related, researchers say.
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.
Attention-grabbing songs mothers sing to their little ones help develop emotional regulation and brain structures associated with self-regulation.
A human's ability to interpret the cries of a baby in pain isn't innate but learned from experience.
Mothers who suffer from personality disorders impact their teenage children's attachment styles, leaving them prone to insecure attachments, depression, and anxiety later in life.
Female macaques appear to form an attachment to their infants via tactile sensations of their soft textures rather than on other cues, including sight and sound.
Study shows sufficient sleep improves parents' mental health and overall well-being.
Children of mothers who experience more negative moods as a result of postpartum depression during the first two months of their child's life have less mature processing of speech sounds at the age of six months.