parenting

tech harm reduction

This Is How Screen Time Affects the Developing Human Brain

Most teens currently spend an average of 9 hours a day looking at screens.
Jean Twenge
11.7.18
disability

This Single Mom Trained Five Hours a Day for the NYC Marathon

She’s also a grad student, employed full-time, and hopes to qualify for the Paralympics.
Michelle Wheeler
11.2.18
body

We Looked Into Whether Tight Underwear Is a Sperm-Killer

Whether you’re a laid-back boxers-wearer or an uptight fan of briefs, the choice may have an influence on your sperm health.
Kat Eschner
10.15.18
parenting

We Looked Into Whether 'Baby Fever' Is a Real Thing

Psychology can tell us a lot about why some people suddenly become obsessed with having a baby.
Julie Stewart
10.2.18
mind

Learning an Instrument Can Make Children Better Readers

Students demonstrated improved phonological awareness—the awareness of words’ sound structure—which is a key component in learning to read.
Jessica Dore
8.24.18
mind

People Can Guess Your Name Based on How You Look

When a child receives a first name, it comes loaded with a number of social expectations, inferences, and interactions.
Anne-Laure Sellier
8.6.18
psychology

The Triangulation Theory May Explain Why Some Childhoods Are So Stressful

“Adults who experienced triangles in early family relationships can lack a clear sense of their own wants and needs.”
Jessica Dore
7.30.18
depression

Parents Need to Do More For Teens With Depression

If you don't let your kid get treated for mental health issues, is that neglect?
Michael Shapiro
6.1.18
Sex

Psychopaths May Have an Evolutionary Advantage

As uncomfortable as the thought may be, traits that assist in reproduction tend to get passed on.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
5.18.18
grief

Both My Parents Knew They Would Die Before I Turned Nine

This is how they helped me prepare for life without them.
Sydni Dunn
5.16.18
death

How to Tell Your Kid That You're Dying

Explaining to a child that you're terminally ill is one of the hardest things a parent can do.
Virgie Townsend
5.15.18
mental health

Therapy Made Me Realize I Was Still in a Relationship With My Mother

This is what it's like when your mother commits emotional incest.
Neil Strauss
5.10.18