Fathers who sleep more than other fathers experience lower overall well-being and closeness with their partners and children, while women who are able to sleep more report a greater sense of well-being. The study also found exercise impacts parental moods, reporting on days where men exercise more than usual, they are less likely to argue. By contrast, mothers who embark on more physical activity during the day experienced higher levels of emotional negativity and were more likely to have arguments. Researchers speculate this could be a result of paternal 'stress' of taking up the primary caregiving role for a time to allow his wife time to herself, causing a more argumentative state in males.
A new study reports lightly stroking an infant, at a speed of 3 centimeters per second, can help to provide pain relief prior to medical procedures.
ESP22, a substance found in a baby's tears, makes female mice more likely to reject male sexual advances, researchers report.
According to a new study, practicing mindfulness can have beneficial effects on both parents and children. The study reports parents who practice mindfulness have better control of their emotions, which helps them to apply consistency and encourage their children. Children showed improvements in social skills and a decrease in negative behaviors when interacting with others.
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.
Researchers report young female bonobos prepare for motherhood by helping mother apes to take care of their young. Findings also show elevated levels of oxytocin in the urine of young females who help with parental style care of baby bonobos.
Researchers report children whose parents are over-controlling, or Helicopter Parents, had poorer emotional and behavioral regulation by the age of 5.
Researchers explore why our time perception alters and why we think our children are growing up faster than they actually are.
A new study reveals children show less attention to emotional facial expressions if their parents are highly critical.
It is well known that breastfeeding is beneficial for mother child bonding and infant health. New research investigates why breastfeeding is so beneficial and points to previously unknown health benefits for mother and child.
A new study reports mothers who demonstrate better emotional control and problem solving abilities have a more positive influence on their child's behavior.