New research indicates that perfectionism is related to breast size dissatisfaction, but only in non-mothers — suggesting that mothers are more comfortable with their bodies.
Two years after their child ‘comes out’ as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB), many parents still say that it is moderately or very hard for them to adjust to the news, according to a new study.
A new study proposes that variation in the energy needs of brain development across kids — in terms of the timing, intensity and duration of energy use — could influence patterns of energy expenditure and weight gain.
Educated and married American moms are more likely to try to time their pregnancy so that they have their first baby in the spring, according to new research.
Women undergo a significant mental as well as physical change during the late stages of pregnancy.
For over a quarter of fathers polled, criticism made them feel less confident as a parent and 1 in 5 say it discourages them from being more involved in parenting.
Having to come up with $1,000 unexpectedly can be a challenge for anyone. NPR’s recent poll on rural health found that’s especially true for one group: people with disabilities. (Image credit: Kim Ryu for NPR)
Fathers who spend lots of time helping out with child care-related tasks on workdays are developing the best relationships with their children.
A study from Niger reveals a dramatic drop in mortality among children given a twice-yearly dose of antibiotics. Yet concern remains about the potential impact on antibiotic resistance. (Image credit: Science Stock Photography/Science Source)
Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, or parental divorce or substance abuse, can affect executive function and lead to changes in a child’s brain chemistry, muting the effects of stress hormones, according to a new study.