Mental HealthScience

Depression Through the Generations

Hi and welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”! This is a bimonthly column where I attempt to find new research that may be of interest to parents/those raising kids. This week I saw a rather interesting headline “Is depression in parents, grandparents linked to grandchildren’s depression?” and decided to …

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HealthPregnancy & Childbirth

Zika Virus: 5 Things We Know

Welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”, a bimonthly column where I take a look at current research that may be of interest to parents. With Zika hitting the news again this week, I wanted to do a round up of the most current information about the transmission and risks, and …

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Ages 6-9EducationMedia & Technology

Robots in the Classroom

Welcome to the “This Week in Parenting Research” a bimonthly column where we explore new and interesting research about kids or parenting. This week I saw an interesting study out of NYU about the use of technology, specifically robots, in elementary school classrooms. The findings were actually presented as a …

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Grief and LossMental HealthScience

Televised Terror: What is the Effect on Children?

Welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”, a bimonthly column where I try to find a study that may be of interest to parents. After the terrible tragedy in Orlando last week, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to explain random acts of violence or terrorism to my son. …

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Pregnancy & ChildbirthScience

Paternal Epigenetics, Fetal Development and Lifestyle Factors (Oh my!)

Welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”, an (allegedly) twice a month column where we discuss new research that may be of interest to parents or anyone who spends a lot of time around kids. This week, I ran across a really interesting paper called “Influence of paternal preconception exposures …

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ScienceSleep

Are Children Like Werewolves? Science Investigates!

Well hello hello! Welcome to “This Week In Parenting Research”, an (allegedly) biweekly column where I take a look at research that might be of interest to parents.  This week I came across a paper with the excellent title “Are Children Like Werewolves? Full Moon and Its Association with Sleep …

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Ages 13-17 (Teen)HealthScience

Risky Behaviors Among Sleep-Deprived Teens

Welcome to “this week in parenting research”, a biweekly (mostly) column where I take a look at new research that may be of interest to parents or anyone who works with kids. This week, I’m focusing on an interesting report from the CDC. For those of you who have never …

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HealthScience

Age and ADHD Diagnosis in Taiwan

Well hi there! Welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”, a biweekly column where I take a look at new research that may be of interest to parents or anyone who interacts with kids regularly. This week I found an interesting recent paper from The Journal of Pediatrics called “Influence of …

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Ages 2-5DisciplineScience

What is Fair? How Young Children See Justice

Well hello and welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”, a biweekly look at new and/or interesting research that might be of interest to parents. This week I wanted to focus on a study from Developmental Psychology called “Children’s Reasoning About Distributive and Retributive Justice Across Development” by researchers from …

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Ages 13-17 (Teen)HealthScience

The Curious Case of the Missing Chocolate Milk Study

Welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”! Today I want to talk about a study that’s important not for what it says, but rather for what it didn’t say…or did say….or could say…or….well, we don’t know actually. Despite an enthusiastic university press release, details of the study are surprisingly hard …

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