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Daughters Provide as Much Elderly Parent Care as They Can, Sons Do as Little as Possible

Parents are better off having daughters if they want to be cared for in their old age suggests a new study, which finds that women appear to provide as much elderly parent care as they can, while men contribute as little as possible.

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Men Viewed More Favorably Than Women When Seeking Work-Life Balance

While some suggest that flexible work arrangements have the potential to reduce workplace inequality, a new study finds these arrangements may exacerbate discrimination based on parental status and gender.

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‘Super-Parent’ Cultural Pressures Can Spur Mental Health Conditions in New Moms and Dads

Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of post-partum depression for mothers, but a University of Kansas researcher says expanding awareness of several other perinatal mental health conditions is important for all new parents, including fathers.

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Parental Incarceration Can Be Worse for a Child Than Divorce or Death of a Parent

With more than 2 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. This mass incarceration has serious implications for not only the inmates, but their children, finds a new University of California-Irvine study. The study found significant health problems, including behavioral issues, in children of incarcerated parents and also that, for some types of health outcomes, parental incarceration can be more detrimental to a child’s well-being than divorce or the death of a parent.

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Disconnect Between Parenting and Certain Jobs a Source of Stress, Study Finds

Some working parents are carrying more psychological baggage than others — and the reason has nothing to do with demands on their time and energy. The cause is their occupation.

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Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue

From the first day of their lives, most boys and girls are treated differently. Those differences begin with a pink versus blue nursery, clothes with laces rather than ribbons, sports equipment or dance lessons, and on and on right through to “manly” careers versus “feminine” jobs.

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Message to Parents: Babies Don't "Start From Scratch"

There's now overwhelming evidence that a child's future health is influenced by more than just their parents' genetic material, and that children born of unhealthy parents will already be pre-programmed for greater risk of poor health, according to University of Adelaide researchers.

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The Medical Minute: Back-to-School Transitions for Teens

Preparing to ace subjects such as time management, independence and identity can drive high school and college students -- not to mention their parents -- to weeks of worry and anxiety as summer melts into September. Michael J. Murray, associate professor of psychiatry at Penn State Hershey, says there are steps both parents and teens can take to smooth the transition.

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Majority of Quebec Children Placed in Out-of-Home Care Are Quickly Reunited with Their Natural Families

The majority of children in Quebec's youth protection system who are placed in out-of-home care (family foster care, or in a group or rehabilitation centre) are reunited with their "natural" families within 6 months, according to a study led by Professor Tonino Esposito of University of Montreal’s School of Social Work.

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“Phone Home” Not First Option for Today’s College Students

Parental advice once given to college-bound students that they should “Phone home” may not be followed by today’s busy students. Their fundamental communication question today: Do I call or text? New communication research at North Dakota State University, Fargo, investigates how college students decide which method to use when contacting their parents. Study results show most students in almost daily contact with parents and efficiency is a determining factor when it comes to technology choice.

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