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The Importance of Close Parent-Child Relationships

How important is the relationship between a parent and a child? Are there really long term effects for taking time to bond with your child or even neglecting your child? The answers may seem obvious. Of course the parent-child relationship matters and is critical to a child’s health and well-being. As every  relationship is critical […]

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Transitioning to Parenthood

When couples become parents, marital satisfaction often declines (1)(2). Research has found several factors that influence this transition’s outcome. For one, a baby brings more household responsibilities and a new area of childcare responsibilities. “It is not the unequal division of labor, but rather the perceived fairness of the division that is most strongly associated with relationship […]

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Backwards Parenting

Many spouses talk about what they want their baby to be like when they find out they are expecting. My husband and I did. We talked about how we would like to have a boy first. We even discussed how cute it would be if he had dark hair. But when we ended up having […]

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Personal and Family Goal-Setting

With the start of each new year, many people contemplate the goals they want to accomplish. A journal is a great place to write down our goals. There are several different areas in your life in which setting goals would be beneficial to you and your family. Some examples include Education Career Financial Family Attitude […]

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Gifts for the Mind

The best gifts are those that give knowledge and experiences. Extracurricular activities such as dance, or a special science program are educational experiences that can benefit children intellectually and developmentally. For example, “Studies have shown that dancing can improve memory and everyday performance, in addition to reducing dementia risk over the long-term,” according to Dr. […]

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High Conflict Marriages and Children

Research has linked parent conflict to adjustment problems for their children. Children become sad, angry, and fearful when regularly exposed to destructively handled conflict. Children are usually more aware of what is going on between their parents than most adults realize. Many adults think that divorcing will protect children from the negative effects of conflict. […]

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ADHD on the Rise

Apparently humans’ attention span has dropped lower than that of a goldfish. Research has shown that the average human’s attention span has dropped to eight seconds (it was 12 seconds in 2000), while a goldfish has a nine second attention span. Some feel there is a link to the rampant, excessive use of technology to […]

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Raising Caring, Moral Children

An article from the Washington Post reported on a study that determined 5 ways parents can help their child to be nice to others. From this study 80% of the children stated their parents were more concerned about their child’s achievement or happiness than their concern for others. The researchers said, “Children are not born […]

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Babies’ Memories

Research has studied infants’ memory capabilities and other research has studied infants’ ability to discriminate between different emotions, but a study done by BYU combined both ideas to see what effect different emotions had on infants’ memory. The study found that “babies are more likely to remember something if there is a positive emotion, or […]

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Parents Comparing Siblings

A study done by BYU found that siblings might become more different over time as a result of their parents’ beliefs about them and the comparisons they make between them. The study looked at 388 teenage first- and second-born siblings and their parents’ beliefs about them. What they found was most parents believed their oldest […]

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