What to Do When Adoptees Lie and Steal

Whether it’s taking food from a friend’s house or money from your wallet, it’s important to be measured in how you respond if your child steals something.(Getty Images) There is a false assumption that antisocial behaviors only occur in older children who were adopted out of the foster care system after suffering neglect or abuse. In fact, time and again […]

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Learning Life's Lessons the Hard Way

Teens make mistakes – sometimes dangerous ones. So it’s important for parents to keep perspective, be an ally and help them learn how to move forward.(Getty Images) From school suspensions to traffic citations, teens can get into a boatload of trouble. And it’s inevitable that adolescents are going to make mistakes and some are going to be doozies. But as […]

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Is It Safe to Drink From Plastic Bottles?

When it’s possible experts recommend using alternatives to plastic, like glass or stainless steel.(Getty Images) By now, there’s a good chance that – most of the time anyway – you don’t microwave food or drink in plastic dishes. It’s also quite plausible that if you’re a parent, you didn’t wait until bisphenol A – or BPA – was banned in […]

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Family history linked to early-onset A-fib in minorities

(HealthDay)—Probands of African or Hispanic/Latino descent with early-onset atrial fibrillation (EOAF) are more likely than European Americans to have a first-degree relative with AF, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in JAMA Network Open. Zain Alzahrani, M.D., from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and colleagues conducted a cohort study to examine the role of family history in […]

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Media violence, impulsivity and family conflict tied to aggressive behaviors in teenagers

Teenagers exposed to TV and film violence and high levels of household conflict are at risk of engaging in aggressive behaviors, according to a new study by researchers at three U.S. universities. Especially prone to aggressive tendencies are those who also have high levels of impulsivity, the six-member research team reported in a study published online ahead of print in […]

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How to Make Family Dinnertime Fun

Sometimes, the last thing you want to do at the end of a long day is spend time preparing a family dinner so everyone can quickly gobble it down and get back to their homework/video games/tablets. We get it. But making the time to cook and eat with your kids can have significant benefits for their health and cognitive abilities.  […]

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Firstborn Asians feel added pressure with family responsibilities

When compared to European Americans, Asian-American firstborns feel the additional burden of being cultural brokers and having to take care of their immigrant parents and young siblings at the same time, says a University of Michigan researcher. Kaidi Wu, a U-M doctoral candidate in social psychology, was lead author of a study that explored how both groups—ages 18 to 25—viewed […]

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