How a new mother reacts to her partner’s early interactions with their baby may affect his parenting quality later on, a new study suggests. Researchers found that fathers did not perform as well as a parent to their 9-month-old child if the dads felt their partner was critical of their parenting skills six months earlier.
New research findings could change the adoption landscape for birth mothers struggling with the life-altering decision to place their children. How is a birth mother’s level of satisfaction — that feeling that the right decision was made — affected by time?
Hearing a recording of their mother’s voice may help neonates maintain sleep while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to preliminary data from a new study.
Maternal depressive mood during the prenatal and postnatal periods is related to child sleep disturbances, according to recent pilot data from a longitudinal cohort study in kindergarten children.
A new study found that for each type of adverse childhood experience a parent went through, their children had 19 percent higher odds of poorer health.
A quality improvement (QI) initiative that focused on using non-pharmacologic approaches to care for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) yielded positive short-term outcomes for both the mothers and infants. The results showed a decrease in medication use, length of stay, and health care costs.
A program that helps low-income parents prepare their children for school has benefits that extend beyond kindergarten and into into third grade, including performing better academically, acquiring better social emotional skills and needing fewer additional school services.
Vaccinating asthmatic pre-schoolers against influenza would dramatically reduce their risk of being hospitalized after an attack.
A new parenting study finds that the greater emotional control and problem-solving abilities a mother has, the less likely her children will develop behavioral problems, such as throwing tantrums or fighting.
The pitch of new mothers’ voices temporarily drops after they have had their first baby.