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Relations between Parenting and Adolescents’ Academic Functioning

We investigated whether and how adolescents’ perceived parental psychological control and autonomy support influence their maladaptive academic functioning through their achievement goal orientations. Participants were 845 tenth-grade students (447 boys, Mage = 15.20 ± 0.54 years; 398 girls, Mage = … Continue reading

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La crisis del patriarcado – el hombre está más perdido que la mujer

Una conversación   con el psicólogo Francisco Peñarrubia sobre la relación entre padres e hijos, las figuras de autoridad (o su ausencia) y la siempre difícil búsqueda de la felicidad. El modelo patriarcal ha hecho muy infelices tanto a hombres … Continue reading

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How Working Parents Can Manage the Demands of Kids

For working parents with school-age children, this time of year is especially chaotic. The season brings end-of-the-school-year projects, state testing, report cards, parent-teacher conferences, the transition to 10 long weeks of child care arrangements, the awkwardness of explaining to colleagues … Continue reading

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Understanding parallels of human and animal Parenting can benefit generations to come

Strong evidence now shows that human and animal parenting share many nervous system mechanisms. This is the conclusion of Yerkes National Primate Research Center researchers Larry Young, Ph.D., and James Rilling, Ph.D., in their review article about the biology of … Continue reading

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Human Parent-Child Relationships from an Evolutionary Perspective

In this article, a proximate conception of parental investment for humans is developed. Parenting investment is introduced as a part of life histories, specifying the optimization of reproductive success in terms of inclusive fitness. Contextual, parental, and children’s characteristics that … Continue reading

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The quality of child-parent talk is more important than quantity

A child’s early exposure to the language is at the heart of development. Aspects of early language environments have been found to predict language skills, cognitive skills, and academic achievement in previous studies. Language exposure encompasses many elements, and researchers … Continue reading

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The detrimental long-term effects of Helicopter Parenting

“Helicopter parenting” — or, the practice of hovering over your kids and watching everything they do, constantly worrying about whether they’ll make a slight misstep in life — is everywhere. I’m writing this at a coffee shop and if I … Continue reading

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The Good Enough Parent Is the Best Parent

If we define parenting as caregiving to one’s child, then the best parent is not the one who parents most, and certainly not the one who parents least, but the one who parents just the right amount. That’s the parent … Continue reading

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Emotionally invested parents give children a leg up in life

Children with emotionally invested parents are more likely to be successful, a study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience shows. Looking at 27 children aged between four and six, the study examined the quality of the emotional bond to their parents, … Continue reading

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Reading to your child: the difference it make

If you are a parent or a teacher, you most probably read stories to young children. Together, you laugh and point at the pictures. You engage them with a few simple questions. And they respond. So what happens to children … Continue reading

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