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Social Sciences Sep 21, 2023

How racism shapes Black motherhood in the US

Being a mom is hard. Being a Black mom is especially hard. A new study from North Carolina State University underscores the ways that being a Black mother in the United States involves navigating aspects of parenthood that ...

Social Sciences Sep 20, 2023

Better use of tech in prisons would help with transition back into society, says researcher

Better use of technology in prisons would improve family relationships, and ultimately, a detainee's prospects of transitioning successfully back into society.

Economics & Business Sep 20, 2023

Impact of Child Trust Funds in the UK 'a missed opportunity,' researchers say

Researchers from Aston and Lincoln Universities have conducted a comprehensive study to evaluate the effectiveness of Child Trust Funds (CTFs) in the United Kingdom.

Earth Sciences Sep 20, 2023

Examining how much wildfire smoke influences air quality trends

Stanford research reveals the rapidly growing influence of wildfire smoke on air quality trends across most of the United States. Wildfire smoke in recent years has slowed or reversed progress toward cleaner air in 35 states, ...

Cell & Microbiology Sep 20, 2023

Common statistical principles of scaling found in nature now seen in human cells

Research led by the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University, Canada, has found that human cells seem to follow a homeostasis pattern of cell size and count across the entire organism.

Social Sciences Sep 18, 2023

Healthy connections can help kids cope with cyberbullying

TikTok, Instagram or YouTube, whatever the platform, if your teen is active on social media, they may encounter cyberbullying. In fact, 44% of Aussie teens say they've had a negative online experience in the past six months.

Social Sciences Sep 15, 2023

Good manners, obedience and unselfishness: Data reveal how UK parenting priorities compare with other nations

Changing attitudes to parenting mean the UK public now rank among the lowest internationally for the importance they place on obedience or responsibility in children, and among the highest for how much they value unselfishness, ...

Political science Sep 14, 2023

New poll shows 77% of Massachusetts residents support $600 child and family tax credit

New polling data released late last week shows 77% of surveyed Massachusetts residents support a $600 state Child and Family Tax Credit. This polling confirms the popularity of the more generous Child and Family Tax Credit ...

Social Sciences Sep 14, 2023

Should we give children an allowance?

Instead of setting an allowance, many parents decide to give money on demand to their children. When figuring out if that's a good option, we need to be aware that the key is not so much in giving or not giving an allowance, ...

Social Sciences Sep 13, 2023

Stand back and avoid saying 'be careful!': How to help your child take risks at the park

There is ongoing concern about the impact of "helicopter parenting" on children's growth and development.

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