Assessing Parenting Practices in Studies

Assessing Parenting Practices in Studies

Although I would like to believe and tend to agree that “positivity ” in parent-child relationships helps decrease acting out behavior in children, a huge problem with this type of study is how on earth can you precisely measure the nature of the relationship between parents and children?

Mom protests leggings in letter to Notre Dame student paper

Mom protests leggings in letter to Notre Dame student paper

The group invited people of all genders to post photos of themselves wearing leggings on social media.“We wanted … to remind people that leggings are absolutely OK and you’re allowed to dress your body in whatever way you see fit,” Anne Jarrett, who helped organize the protest, told TODAY Style .People have been sharing photos of their own leggings on Facebook and Twitter in solidarity.

How to baby proof your house: 13 baby proofing tips and products

How to baby proof your house: 13 baby proofing tips and products

The CPSC tells TODAY Parents that nearly 90 children drown inside American homes each year, making it important to keep bathroom doors locked and toilet covers secured with child-proof locks.

Mom says sons were kicked off flight because of nut allergy

Mom says sons were kicked off flight because of nut allergy

“My oldest son explained to the gate agents his severe peanut and tree nuts allergy — ingestion and airborne — which is what he does when boarding all Delta flights,” Pooja Patel wrote in a Facebook post which she later shared to the website No Nut Traveler.

Christina Anstead opens up about her 'brutal' first trimester

Christina Anstead opens up about her 'brutal' first trimester

The "Flip or Flop" star, 35, is expecting a child with new husband Ant Anstead — and to hear her tell it, her first trimester has been rough.

Are You Mature or Immature? Can You Pass the Lightbulb Test?

Are You Mature or Immature? Can You Pass the Lightbulb Test?

Maturity understands that nobody wants the back story of why something didn’t get done because it knows that what matters is the effective completion of a task. Immaturity, then, doesn’t understand why life is always “so unfair, like, always” when it offers criticism instead of condolences for failure.

What Kids Really Need from Their Parents

What Kids Really Need from Their Parents

Research in attachment theory tells us that the most important way to help our kids feel secure and form healthy attachments is to make them feel safe, seen, and soothed.

Mom has the best answer when teen asks for help with robot baby

Mom has the best answer when teen asks for help with robot baby

Lawren Galloway, 38, shared on Facebook the moment her exasperated daughter Olivia, 14, begged her for help as she tried to care the a robot infant, named William , earlier this month. Olivia Galloway, 14, found herself exhausted caring for an interactive baby for a class in school.

Why Is It So Hard to Change Bad Habits?

Why Is It So Hard to Change Bad Habits?

Even then, the systems that are in place just want to help you stop the bad habit, not give you the tools needed to adopt new, healthier ones. The good news is that we do know a lot about how to change people's behavior before things escalate to a problematic tipping point.

Professor provides an update on the study of fathers

Professor provides an update on the study of fathers

According to Cookston, studying fatherhood is a starting point for broader societal conversations about the roles that fathers and men play in families.

Former 'Bachelor' contestant Bekah Martinez defends all mom bods in Instagram message

Former 'Bachelor' contestant Bekah Martinez defends all mom bods in Instagram message

Bekah Martinez has no time for body-shamers who go after new moms. In the caption, she revealed that she didn't think it was "lucky" for new moms "to get their pre-baby bods back."

Jimmy Fallon shares sweet family vacation photo with 2 daughters

Jimmy Fallon shares sweet family vacation photo with 2 daughters

The photo features Fallon and Nancy Juvonen along with Winnie, 5, and Frances, 4, wearing match wet suits that he thinks may be a wee bit on the dirty side.“I always thought bowling shoes were a little gross - then I met the wet suit rental program. Fallon has been in a family state of mind recently.

Out of Your League? A Scientific Assessment of "Mate Value"

Out of Your League? A Scientific Assessment of "Mate Value"

As you might expect, mate value refers to one's self-perceived desirability as a romantic/mating partner. Overall, how would members of the opposite sex rate your level of desirability as a partner? What, then, explained people's ratings on the mate value scale (MVS)?

‘MAFS’ Couples Jamie, Doug, Ashley and Anthony Have Baby Playdate

‘MAFS’ Couples Jamie, Doug, Ashley and Anthony Have Baby Playdate

Married at First Sight stars Jamie Otis , Doug Hehner , Ashley Petta and Anthony D’Amico all hung out off camera — and brought their baby girls along!.

These pencil grippers teach kids how to hold a pencil

These pencil grippers teach kids how to hold a pencil

Using interviews with specialists, online reviews and personal experience, TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy! However, a popular product on Amazon is helping kids improve their grip on writing.

Bekah Martinez shows hairy arm pits and tells mom shamers EXPLICITLY what to do

Bekah Martinez shows hairy arm pits and tells mom shamers EXPLICITLY what to do

'Bachelor' favorite Becka Martinez got in front of mommy shamers after showing off hairy arm pits and legs and her post-baby bod.

The Challenges of Relationships in Personality Disorders

The Challenges of Relationships in Personality Disorders

The APIM analyses provided the researchers with the ability to examine the all-important individual and joint effects involving personality disorder levels, attachment style, and conflict resolution methods as well as relationship satisfaction.

Kehlani opens up about home birth experience: It was the 'most powerful thing'

Kehlani opens up about home birth experience: It was the 'most powerful thing'

The 23-year-old new mom gave birth to her baby girl, Adeya, over the weekend while standing up. "This weekend our angel arrived healthy & perfect in every way in our bathroom at home," Kehlani wrote to Instagram alongside a photo of what appears to be a baby blanket.

Understanding survivor's guilt: Parkland, Sandy Hook suicides show lingering trauma

Understanding survivor's guilt: Parkland, Sandy Hook suicides show lingering trauma

Sydney Aiello — a student who lived through the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 people dead in Parkland, Florida, in 2018, and graduated last year — took her life earlier this month.

Kevin Jonas’ Daughters Have Movie Night With Mom as He Vacations

Kevin Jonas’ Daughters Have Movie Night With Mom as He Vacations

While Kevin Jonas vacationed in Miami, Danielle Jonas and their daughters, Valentina and Alena, enjoyed a movie night. “So in love with this girl she got me [smiling] all day everyday!” Kevin captioned a photo of his wife that same day.

Tia Mowry, Cory Hardrict Don’t Have Plans for Baby No. 3: ‘Hell No’

Tia Mowry, Cory Hardrict Don’t Have Plans for Baby No. 3: ‘Hell No’

To be able to spend time together as a family with the kids, it’s really beautiful. The Real cohost, also 40, feels like her family of four is complete, as well.

Weighted Blankets Can Help with Insomnia

Weighted Blankets Can Help with Insomnia

For the 20 participants who liked using the blanket, wakefulness during the night was reduced and total sleep time was increased. The authors concluded that weighted blankets were effective in improving quality and quantity of sleep for participants with mild to moderate insomnia who had some excessive daytime sleepiness.

Blythe Danner on Parenting Daughter Gwyneth Paltrow

Blythe Danner on Parenting Daughter Gwyneth Paltrow

As for how she was able to handle Paltrow’s rough years, Danner told Us it was thanks to the now-46-year-old’s dad, Bruce Paltrow . Paltrow shares Apple and 12-year-old son Moses with ex-husband Chris Martin . “I think they’re very much of the same,” Danner told Us of her daughter and son-in-law.

Carrie Underwood’s Son Gets Caught Sneaking ‘Out of Bed to Spy’

Carrie Underwood’s Son Gets Caught Sneaking ‘Out of Bed to Spy’

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher ’s son tried his hand at spying — but made one major mistake. The former professional ice hockey player, 38, posted a photo of his 4-year-old, Isaiah, sleeping underneath a table to his Instagram Story on Monday, March 25.

Does Risk of Losing a Partner Increase Romantic Attraction?

Does Risk of Losing a Partner Increase Romantic Attraction?

These findings suggest that taking a relationship for granted, where it results in viewing the risk of breakup as low, might lessen the intensity of romantic feelings one has for a partner.

This simple urine test could save lives by detecting preeclampsia sooner, researchers say

This simple urine test could save lives by detecting preeclampsia sooner, researchers say

Researchers at Ohio State University say they have invented a simple pee test that can detect preeclampsia in earlier stages of pregnancy. Researchers at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center say they've invented a simple urine test found to accurately detect preeclampsia in early pregnancy.

Pregnant Jade Roper Shows Popped Baby Bump in Bikini Photo

Pregnant Jade Roper Shows Popped Baby Bump in Bikini Photo

Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert attend The Season 6 Premiere of Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars at Up & Down on September 22, 2016 in New York City. “Whoa baby!” the 32-year-old wrote in the caption of her Instagram post on Monday, March 25.

The transition from two to three kids was easier than I had imagined

The transition from two to three kids was easier than I had imagined

Make sure to have lots of different lunch and dinner items in the freezer: I’m not going to lie here, I’m a terrible cook and I don’t actually enjoy it.

William Tyrrell inquest: Foster mum heard short sharp scream while searching

William Tyrrell inquest: Foster mum heard short sharp scream while searching

She said the noise came from within reeds and tall grass near where she was frantically looking for William in his Spider-Man suit.“It was like a scream when child hurts themselves unexpectedly,” she told the court on the second day of the inquest into the missing toddler’s disappearance.“There’s a scream.

'I hadn't slept for 14 months - these 2 tricks cured my insomnia in weeks'

'I hadn't slept for 14 months - these 2 tricks cured my insomnia in weeks'

After struggling through the first six months of parenthood in a zombie-like state, with depression and anxiety digging their way into my skin a little more each day, I finally found a doctor who took my mental and physical health seriously enough to intervene.

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