Grandparents: Raising their children’s children, they get the job done

Millions of children are being raised solely by their grandparents, with numbers continuing to climb as the opioid crisis and other factors disrupt families. New research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2018 National Conference & Exhibition shows that caregivers who step up to raise their grandchildren are overcoming unique challenges to manage just as well as […]

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Study: Pets help their retired owners fall asleep more easily and feel better about their neighbourhood

Older people who own pets fall asleep more easily and feel consistently more positive about their local environment than those who don’t have animals, according to new research from Kingston University and St George’s, University of London. Health and wellbeing expert Gill Mein conducted the research along with statistician Robert Grant. They found older pet owners take considerably more mild […]

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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Won't Have Custody of Their Future Children — Um, What?!

Sometimes, real life is stranger than fiction. For example, this surprising news from our friends in England: Apparently, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have children, those kids will technically not belong to them. What? You see, in an interview with News.com.au, royal expert Marlene Koenig explained what is commonly referred […]

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Do mothers’ parenting attitudes and behaviors change with their first- and second-born?

New research reveals that mothers hold similar views and attitudes when parenting their first and second children, but their parenting behaviors with their two children differ. In the study, published in Social Development, 55 mothers were observed interacting with their first child at the age of 20 months and again, using the same procedures, when their second child was 20 […]

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Eva Longoria Rallies to Keep Kids With Their Parents Shortly After Giving Birth

Actor Eva Longoria gave birth to her first child, Santiago Enrique Bastón, on Tuesday — and in between snuggle sessions, she’s using her platform to rally against the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.  "In light of my son’s birth I wanted to bring focus on the families that have been separated at the border," Longoria captioned her first publicly shared […]

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Preterm newborns sleep better in NICU while hearing their mother’s voice

Hearing a recording of their mother’s voice may help neonates maintain sleep while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to preliminary data from a new study. About 10 percent of U.S. newborns require treatment in a NICU, which is a noisy environment that could influence the development of newborn sleep patterns. This study explored the possibility that infants’ […]

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