“Even 8 year olds are outraged about family separation!” my son wrote on his protest sign.
Researchers have recently begun to realize that biological sex plays a key role in disease risk. Sex plays a role in hypertension, diabetes, arthritis — and in many neurological and psychiatric disorders. Depression and anxiety affect females more, while neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, early onset schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity, affect more males. Males are also more sensitive to prenatal insults, such as…
A new study reveals that mothers don’t lose hope for their sons’ futures and potential — even if they are arrested as a minor.
We asked NPR readers to share what they wished they’d known before becoming parents. More than 1,000 moms and dads sent in their stories. (Image credit: Martín Elfman for NPR)
Privacy rules that keep colleges from notifying parents of a students’ distress may be costing lives. Some solutions include granting permission in advance or having a friend alert the family.
McMath was put on life support in 2013 after a tonsillectomy. Doctors said she had irreversible brain damage, and a coroner issued a death certificate. Her mother never agreed with that assessment. (Image credit: Eric Risberg/AP)
My father’s new wife occupies my mother’s spot on the sand, but she can’t know that when I put my hands in the dirt, I’m communing across space and time with my mom.
Academic struggles can also create significant stress and anxiety for children and families, a new study finds. Using a 15-question survey in families of children on IEP plans, researchers document actionable levels of distress.
Psychological adjustment: No difference in outcomes for children of same-sex versus different-sex parents
For children of lesbian or gay parents, psychological adjustment is about the same as in children of heterosexual parents, a new study finds.
When children are too old to have full-time care but too young to be left to their own devices, working parents need a strategy.