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Whether or not your child has purpose in their lives as an adult is on you, mom. (Figures) According to new research from Washington University in St. Louis, children who have more conflict with their mothers in their early elementary...
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The younger children are when they enter school, the more likely they are to be diagnosed with ADHD, a new study says. A study led by Harvard Medical School researchers and published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows...
Somewhere in my early 20’s, the car I was driving fell apart. I don’t remember what happened exactly, but I needed a new one and as a young, struggling journalist, I had no money.  My grandparents stepped up to help...
Turns out that screen time might not be as bad before bedtime as originally thought. A new study from Oxford research shows that screen time has little impact on the quality of children’s sleep. With screens being a constant in...
You’ll find Igloo on a hillside in northern Vermont, lounging about as a breeze blows through the pine trees at the crest of the hill. Oil and Olive, the two besties, are sharing a meal together; grazing nearby. All...
From comfort food to the healthiest fare, Chicago Gourmet “Rock the Fork” proved that the city is a foodie’s paradise one bite at a time. Sponsored by Bon Appetit and COUNTRY Financial, Chicago Gourmet is like a celebration for chefs...
Do you think your child loves their tablet more than you? If you do, you’re not alone. One in three American parents believe their kids value their phone and tablets more than other possessions or activities. They also believe that...
Pesticides can have a profound impact on children even before they’re born. A first-of-its-kind study presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress late last week found that babies exposed to higher levels of organochlorine compounds in the womb...
Despite the first-ever baby being born via IVF turning 40 this year, IVF can still feel like a hit or miss field with many more chances for failure than opportunities for producing a new life. When you’re going through infertility...
Those first few months with a new baby are HARD. There’s no easy way around the learning curve when trying to parent a new, little human, and there’s no easy way through the sleep deprivation that comes with the...
Everyone has probably had a bad boss once or twice in their life, right? Someone who is rude to them, dismissive, takes credit for their work or cuts them out of networking or specific teams. Now new research says...
Forget the old days when you picked a baby name from a baby book. That’s archaic. There’s a new way to pick your baby’s name today - see what domain names are available. According to research from OnePoll sponsored on...
Childhood trauma resonates through generations. That’s the headline from a new research study conducted at the University of California at Los Angeles and published yesterday in Pediatrics. This is the first study showing a correlation between parents’ adverse childhood events...
Life may be an adventure, but at what point are you ready to let your kids adventure on their own? A new (old?) kind of playground is testing the limits of parents’ sense of adventure. So-called adventure playgrounds have been popular...

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