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Can Parents Make Their Kids Smarter?

Florida State University criminology professor Kevin Beaver examined a nationally representative sample of youth alongside a sample of adopted children from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) and found evidence to support the argument that IQ is not the result of parental socialization.

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One-Third of Foster Kids Returned to Their Family Are Abused Again

One in three children who have been reunified with their families after being placed in foster care will be maltreated again, according to a study into Quebec’s youth protection system. The study, the first of its kind in the world, was undertaken in the wake of a new law.

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Moms More Likely Than Dads to Check for Sugars on Nutrition Labels

Mothers are more likely than fathers to read nutrition labels when considering food and drink purchases, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

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Are Twitter & Facebook Causing People Not to Talk Anymore?

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How to Help Your Kids Understand Ebola

It dominates the headlines and is striking fear and panic in many communities around the world, Ebola. The constant barrage of information and so much unknown can be especially difficult for children, making it all the more important for parents to help their kids feel safe and to have a dialogue with them at the appropriate developmental level.

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7 Tips for Parents with a Selfie-Obsessed Child

Hollywood starlets, heads of state and just about every tween, teen and young adult has snapped a selfie at one time or another. While self-portraits have been around since the 1800s, the phenomenon of “selfies” has taken on a life of its own in recent years.

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Adopting Older Children Offers Guide to Parents Thinking About Adopting

The authors of the new book, Adopting Older Children: A Practical Guide to Adopting and Parenting Children over Age Four (New Horizon Press), hope to help guide parents through the process of adopting an older child.

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Can Have Lasting Effects for Families, Reports the American Journal of Nursing

Families of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) may expect them to return to normal quickly—after all, it's "just a concussion." But mild TBI can have a lasting impact on families as well as patients, according to a review in the November issue of American Journal of Nursing. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Research Reveals Coping Challenges and Strategies for Families Experiencing Miscarriage

Oct. 15 has been designated as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. In comprehensive interviews with 20 couples who had recently experienced a miscarriage, two researchers explored how the couples handled the difficulties they faced when talking about their loss.

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Parents' Perception of Teens' Experiences Are Related to Mental Health

Adolescents whose parents better understand their daily experiences have better psychological adjustment, suggests a study in the October issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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