Jan

23

2017

Birth Place

A day in the one of the world’s busiest maternity wards.


Jan

23

2017
How To Get Dads To A Parenting Class? Ask Them To Read To Their Kid

How To Get Dads To A Parenting Class? Ask Them To Read To Their Kid

Enlarge this image Giving dads a task — in this case, reading — seemed to suit them better than the kind of parenting classes favored by moms. Maskot/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Maskot/Getty Images Even though studies show kids whose fathers take an active part in their lives are less disruptive and better adjusted socially, most programs that aim to up parenting skills are…

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Jan

23

2017
Engaging fathers in parenting intervention improves outcomes for both kids and fathers

Engaging fathers in parenting intervention improves outcomes for both kids and fathers

A parenting program where fathers engage with their children through reading was found to boost the fathers’ parenting skills while also improving the preschoolers’ school readiness and behavior, finds a study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. “Unlike earlier research, our study finds that it is possible to engage fathers from low-income communities in parenting interventions, which benefits both the…

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Jan

23

2017
We need to talk about school start times

We need to talk about school start times

Later start times could help Canadian teens’ grades and health, research indicates Delaying school start times could help Canadian teenagers sleep better — giving them a better chance for success, according to McGill University researchers. In a study published in the Journal of Sleep Research, the researchers found that students from schools that started earlier slept less, were less likely to meet the national sleep…

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Jan

23

2017

5 No-Phone Zones for Parents and Kids Alike

January 23, 2017 The Checkup By PERRI KLASS, M.D. How can we get our kids to put down their phones when they see us on ours so often? A 2016 survey by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit children’s advocacy and media ratings organization, asked almost 1,800 parents of children aged 8 to 18 about screen time and electronic media use by the parents. The average…

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Jan

23

2017
Kangaroo Care Helps Preemies And Full Term Babies, Too

Kangaroo Care Helps Preemies And Full Term Babies, Too

Enlarge this image Salma Shabaik holds her newborn son, Ali. When he was born, she held him naked against her bare skin, a practice called kangaroo care. Ali is wearing an ear cap to correct a lop ear. Morgan Walker for NPR hide caption toggle caption Morgan Walker for NPR When Ali Andrew Li was born on Jan. 7, he was gently placed on his…

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Jan

22

2017

How Vital Is Women’s Work? This Town Found Out as They Left to March

By FILIP BONDY January 22, 2017 MONTCLAIR, N.J. — The Starbucks coffee shop on South Park Street was still populated in the first hours of daylight on Saturday morning, but almost exclusively by men. The owner of the JaiPure Yoga Studio on Bloomfield Avenue reported a drop-off in participation of about 25 percent. The Montclair State University dormitories were emptier than usual, with many female students making…

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Jan

20

2017

Confessions of a Weather-Beaten Helicopter Mom

January 20, 2017 By JESSICA WOLF “I don’t want you on the road in a snowstorm,” I told my 18-year-old son, Noah. It was Wednesday, two days before his scheduled departure, even before forecasts were dire. “It’s fine,” he said. Translation: “If the bus leaves, I plan to be on it.” He and 56 of his high school classmates had arranged a group trip to…

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Jan

20

2017

Teaching With: ‘Lullaby’

January 20, 2017 By MICHAEL GONCHAR In this short documentary, young mothers living in the Siena House shelter in the Bronx write lullabies to bond with their babies. The film might raise a number of themes for students to consider, such as the challenges of motherhood, the power of music (and lullabies in particular), and the benefits of collaboration. Students 1. Watch the seven-minute film…

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