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Family Institute Research Highlights the Benefits of Difficult Moments Between Therapist and Client

New research from The Family Institute at Northwestern University, conducted by researchers including Jacob Goldsmith, PhD, Assistant Clinical Director at The Epstein Center, highlights the benefits of difficult moments between therapist and client.

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Legal Scholar: Father’s Rights Movement Led to Reform in Family Law

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Much has been written about the history of the women’s and gay liberation movements of the late 20th century, but little is known about how heterosexual men navigated dramatic changes in the legal regulation of families in the 1980s. In a new paper forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review (2016), Deborah Dinner, JD, PhD, associate professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, provides the first legal history of the father’s rights movement, analyzing how middle-class white men responded to rising divorce rates by pursuing reform in both family law and welfare policy.

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Project to Reduce Violence in Panama City with Improved Parenting

University of Manchester researchers have piloted a parenting trial which aims to improve child behaviour in Panama City – the place with the eighth highest murder rate in the world.

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Exercise Linked to Improved Erectile and Sexual Function in Men

Men who exercise more have better erectile and sexual function, regardless of race, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

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The Medical Minute: How Parents Can Use ‘Time Outs’ Effectively

Whether dealing with a two-year-old’s tantrum or a six-year-old’s refusal to clean up after herself, many adults have, at some point, pulled a time out from their bag of discipline tools. When used effectively, a time out can train children to behave in acceptable ways.

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“Sharenting” Trends: Do Parents Share Too Much About Their Kids on Social Media?

Do parents go too far when it comes to creating a digital identity for their kids?

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Roll the Dice, Spin the Wheel - Playing Games in Summer Gets Kids Ready for School

Playing games with children over the summer can boost academic and social skills - while the family has some fun, to boot.

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When to Keep Kids Home From School

For many reasons, a child being home from school while sick can be stressful. Parents worry about the severity of their child’s illness and about the child missing school, all while trying to shuffle work schedules to be home.

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How Parents May Help Create Their Own Little Narcissists

Children whose parents think they’re God’s gift to the world do tend to outshine their peers – in narcissism.

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What’s Your Genetic Destiny? More Than Half of Parents Want to Know Disease Risks for Selves, Kids

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Would you want to know if you or your children had risk of hereditary cancer, a genetic risk for cardiovascular disease or carried the gene associated with developing Alzheimer’s disease?