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Some Formerly Cohabiting Couples With Children Keep Romantic Relationship

When low-income cohabiting couples with children decide to no longer live together, that doesn’t necessarily mean the end of their romantic relationship, a new study suggests.

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American Psychologial Association Applauds Prop 8 Ruling

APA supports ruling on proposition 8 for same-sex marriage equality.

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Positive Parenting During Early Childhood May Prevent Obesity

Programs that support parents during their child’s early years hold promise for obesity prevention, according to a new study in the online February 6 issue of Pediatrics.

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College Reduces Odds for Marriage Among Disadvantaged

For those with few social advantages, college is a prime pathway to financial stability, but it also unexpectedly lowers their odds of ever marrying, according to a study by Cornell University sociologist Kelly Musick being published in the February issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family.

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Adolescents From Unstable Families Lose Ground in Rigorous High Schools

Research continues to support a connection between instability in the home and school performance in adolescents, but a new study takes the research a step further by exploring how the relationship between family structure change and adolescent academic careers is also affected by the kinds of schools they attend.

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They’re Gross! A Parent’s Survival Guide to Lice

Loyola University Health System pediatrician gives tips for dealing with lice.

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New Study Links Timing of Alcohol Exposure and FAS Features

Researchers at the California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS) Pregnancy Health Information Line, a state-wide non-profit organization based at the University of California, San Diego, have found new links between the timing of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and certain characteristics of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).

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Marriage Experts Keep Love Alive for Valentine's Day

Love is in the air, but Valentine's Day shouldn't be the only time to express love for your partner; rather, it should serve as a reminder to devote time and energy to your relationship every day.

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CWRU Studies Helps Mothers with Technology-Dependent Children

Normal everyday life for parents requires organization. Parents of children who require ventilators, oxygen, IVs and other tools to live, those day-to-day tasks can be time-consuming, difficult and stressful on the family. But researchers from Case Western Reserve University found that mothers who successfully integrate the care of the technology-dependent child into family life have families that function better.

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Colorful Plates Boost a Picky Eater’s Appetite

“What kids find visually appealing is very different than what appeals to their parents,” said Brian Wansink, professor of Marketing in Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. “Our study shows how to make the changes so the broccoli and fish look tastier than they otherwise would to little Casey or little Audrey.”

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Preventing Holiday Weight Gain – 10 Tips to Help You Stay on the Healthy Track

If the festive season tempts your tastebuds to overindulge, learn to prevent holiday weight gain with these 10 tips from the team of medical experts at Greenwich Hospital’s Weight Loss & Diabetes Center

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Mix of Traditional and Contemporary Values Linked To Married Parents' Happiness

Raising kids is a challenge, from the stresses of sleepless nights and toddler tantrums to teenage sullenness. Plenty of research has found that the arrival of a baby is associated with declines in self-reported happiness and marital satisfaction for many, and increases in depression for some.

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Middle-Class Elementary School Students Ask for Help More Often Than Their Working-Class Peers

Middle-class children ask their teachers for help more often and more assertively than working-class children and, in doing so, receive more support and assistance from teachers according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania.

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A Mother's Touch May Protect Against Drug Cravings

An attentive, nurturing mother may be able to help her children better resist the temptations of drug use later in life, according to a study involving the University of Adelaide.

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Study Examines Family Formations in Young Adulthood

For many, an important marker of adulthood is forming a family, whether it’s having a child, getting married or cohabiting with a romantic partner. Researchers at Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Family and Marriage Research’s (NCFMR) say a majority (61 percent) of young adults have formed a family by age 25.

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Concerns About Teen Sexting Overblown, According to New UNH Research

Two new studies from the University of New Hampshire Crimes against Children Research Center suggest that concerns about teen sexting may be overblown. One study found the percentage of youth who send nude pictures of themselves that would qualify as child pornography is very low. The other found that when teen sexting images do come to police attention, few youth are being arrested or treated like sex offenders.

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Working Moms Multitask More and Have Worse Time Doing So Than Dads

Not only are working mothers multitasking more frequently than working fathers, but their multitasking experience is more negative as well, according to a new study in the December issue of the American Sociological Review.

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During the holidays, you might look forward to the time away from work – unless you feel connected by the nagging need to check emails and voice mails. You wouldn’t be alone. A recent survey says 68% of Americans with work emails check them during their holiday vacations. How can you unplug and find the digital downtime you need to recharge or focus on your family?

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Seeking to be the 'Perfect Parent' Not Always Good for New Moms and Dads

Parents of newborns show poorer adjustment to their new role if they believe society expects them to be “perfect” moms and dads, a new study shows.

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By Any Measure, Rising Poverty Rates Take a Toll on Two Generations

The younger the parent and the younger the child, the more likely a family is to be poor, according to a new Child Trends report, Two Generations in Poverty: Status and Trends among Parents and Children in the United States, commissioned by Ascend: The Family Economic Security Program at the Aspen Institute. As policy makers ponder the merits of alternative measures of poverty, the Child Trends report outlines the disproportionate effects of poverty on young children, young parents, and children and parents in single-mother families.







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