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Even Without Kids, Couples Eat Frequent Family Meals

Couples and other adult family members living without minors in the house are just as likely as adults living with young children or adolescents to eat family meals at home on most days of the week, new research suggests.

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Psychologist Available to Comment on Effectiveness of Physical Punishment

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Fighting Parents Hurt Children’s Ability to Recognize and Regulate Emotions

Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child’s ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal study led by NYU Steinhardt.

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Effect of Magnesium Sulfate During Pregnancy on Very Preterm Infants

Magnesium sulfate given intravenously to pregnant women at risk of very preterm birth was not associated with benefit on neurological, behavioral, growth, or functional outcomes in their children at school age, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA.

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New Study Out of Villanova University Finds Release of Violent Video Games May Actually Reduce Real-World Violence

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Slow to Mature, Quick to Distract: ADHD Brain Study Finds Slower Development of Key Connections

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A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and those without.

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Childhood Mentors Have Positive Impact on Career Success

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New research finds that young people who have had mentors are more likely to find work early in their careers that gives them more responsibility and autonomy – ultimately putting them on a path to more financially and personally rewarding careers.

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Your Parents Were Right: New Research Shows Importance of Saying Thank You

Saying thank you has been among the commonest of cultural civilities for centuries. Now new research offers the first evidence that expressions of gratitude go beyond mere etiquette and provide real social benefit.

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Parents Support Healthier School Food Policies by 3-to-1 Margin

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The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during school, according to a poll released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Heart Association (AHA).

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Examining Grandparents in the U.S.

Grandparents are an important source of both financial and non-financial support for families. But, surprisingly little is known about this group. Most research is limited to those grandparents who live with their grandchildren, ignoring the vast majority of those who don’t. Researchers from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University used census data from 2009 to take a closer look at this growing population.

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