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Childhood family breakups harder on girls’ health
Childhood family breakups harder on girls’ health (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A childhood family breakup can have long-term negative consequences for the children. Recent University of Illinois research looks at overall health, depression, and smoking as a health-related behaviour and finds that, for girls, all three are worse. “Girls’ health is ... Read More »

Want to spread Christmas joy? Ditch the stocking stuffers and give experiences instead
Want to spread Christmas joy? Ditch the stocking stuffers and give experiences instead (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Christmas. It’s the season that’s starting earlier every year, if the appearance of decorations and displays at shopping centres is anything to go by. It’s also a time of year where the focus seems to shift more towards materialism and ... Read More »

The Cinderella effect: child injury in stepfamilies
The Cinderella effect: child injury in stepfamilies (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Cuts, bruises and broken bones – kids are always hurting themselves. But does the structure of a family impact the likelihood of a child being injured? University of Adelaide psychology PhD student Catia Malvaso examined the factors that increase the ... Read More »

Parenting & depression study: Fathers are at risk, too
Parenting & depression study: Fathers are at risk, too (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In stressful family circumstances, parenthood sometimes take a bigger toll on fathers’ mental health. Scholars at Brigham Young University and Princeton conducted research that gives a better look at how various types of parents experience stress. One finding of the ... Read More »

 
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