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Leave those kids alone: 'helicopter parenting' linked to behavioural problems

Children whose parents are over-controlling “helicopter parents” when they are toddlers, are less able to control their emotions and impulses as they get older apparently leading to more problems with school, new research suggests.<p>The study looked at to what degree mothers of toddlers dominated …

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Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

The Time-Out Alternative That May Be More Effective

The self-quieting approach has long been presented as a powerful alternative to punishment and time-out. It is an approach that encourages kids to …

5 secrets to balancing work and parenting

Having children is the best thing in my life. But it is also the most complicated.<p>My spouse and I are challenged by a never-ending stream of choices …

A 3-year-old wants to be 2 again. What’s she afraid of?

By Meghan Leahy<p>Meghan Leahy<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Q: My daughter recently turned 3. In the days leading up to her birthday, she was excited about all the new things she could do as a 3-year-old: join a soccer team, go to preschool, etc. Now that her birthday has passed, she repeatedly tells me, “I wish I</i> …

How to raise a kid who won’t quit | Parenting

Let them play<p>Just like adults, kids tend to work harder when they love what they’re doing. What’s the best way to help your child discover what …

Make This One-Pan Maple-Mustard Chicken for Dinner Tonight

I recently shared a simple slow-cooker chicken and potato dinner with you all, and while you can't beat the convenience of that recipe, this one-pan …

This genius cooking system will help you plan ahead to eat well all week long

In the new year, many of us resolve to cook more often—a habit that’s healthier, cheaper, and often more enjoyable than eating out or ordering Seamless. Yet it can be hard to find the time to devote to meal preparation, much less creative menu-planning.<p>It’s little wonder, then, that meal kits like …

IVF "Add On" Treatments - Are They Worth It?

IVF "add-ons"; a shock and a scandal? No, not really. For anyone working on the coal face of fertility treatment, add-ons are a reality driven by …

Uterine microbiota play a key role in implantation and pregnancy success in in vitro fertilization

Endometrial microbiota (bacteria in the uterine cavity) play an important role in determining whether women are able to get pregnant via in vitro …

Want to Be a Better Dad in 2017? Science Says Do This

Truly great dads have these traits.<p>Many dads will set out to be better fathers in 2017 than they were in 2016. However, sometimes the parenting resources for dads are lacking, and they're left guessing as to how to improve.<p>All the studies show that the influence fathers have in the lives of their …

Parents of successful kids have these twelve things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

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Why don’t babies sleep at night? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Paul Kelley

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Looking down into the pushchair I saw a young baby drifting off to sleep, and then flick his eyes open. At one point one eye was open and the other was …

M&S becomes first supermarket to offer anti-bacterial shopping bags to banish bugs such as E. coli

Marks & Spencerhas become the first supermarket to offer reusable shopping bags with anti-bacterial technology that could prevent bugs from contaminating food.<p>The new bags are designed to reduce the risk of food poisoning by stopping the spread of dangerous bacteria, such as E. coli and …

No Spanking, No Time-Out, No Problems

A child psychologist argues punishment is a waste of time when trying to eliminate problem behavior. Try this instead.<p>Say you have a problem child. If it’s a toddler, maybe he smacks his siblings. Or she refuses to put on her shoes as the clock ticks down to your morning meeting at work. If it’s a …

What Is Attachment Parenting? It may be different than you think.

Congratulations on becoming a new parent!<p>Have you decided how you are going to raise your child?<p>Chances are, before your baby is even born, everyone around you has already formed a strong opinion about which parenting style is best. But, how you decide to parent will ultimately depend on your …

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Not in Your Genes review – blame the parenting not the parents

Oliver James makes a forceful argument for the influence of upbringing on personality<p>“All of us were maltreated sometimes,” writes Oliver James in his latest offering, <i>Not in Your Genes</i>. A cheery thought, it forms the basis of the clinical psychologist’s long-held thesis that when it comes to …

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Mom’s weight during pregnancy shapes baby’s health

When Elinor Sullivan was a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, she set out to explore the influence of food and …

What the woman out on maternity leave wants everyone back at the office to know

Your colleague just went out on maternity leave. Maybe she's your boss. Or your direct report. Or a teammate on one of your big projects. You saw it coming, as her belly grew bigger or her adoption dreams came true, but now she's out of the office, has a baby, and has e-mailed you the baby pics to …

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