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People blame and judge parents for children’s heavier weights

Would you hold the mother responsible for her daughter’s weight? This article is published in partnership with The Conversation and the authors: Jaimie Arona Krems, Oklahoma State University and Devanshi Patel, Oklahoma State University The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. The big idea Americans stigmatize parents of heavier children, specifically …

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Parents in the US had alarmingly high rates of anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic

And that has a direct effect on kids… The mental health of parents and children are often intertwined. This article is being republished on Newsymom.com from the original publisher and authors The Conversation: Goodboy Picture Company/E+ via Getty Images Lucy (Kathleen) McGoron, Wayne State University It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a …

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Dragons and Mythical Beasts Will Delight All Ages

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Bring your little ones and witness a gleaming smile grow on their face and a twinkle in their eye when Dragons and Mythical Beasts performs at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University – Tuscarawas on Saturday, January 28 at 4:00 p.m. Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical …

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Understanding dishonesty in children – when, how and why do kids lie?

It takes a lot of self-control not to peek. When asked if they peeked at a toy, 40% of children falsely confessed to peeking, even though they did not do so, in a recent study of lying in toddlers.

‘Tis the season to be jolly: singing Christmas carols together isn’t just a tradition, it’s also good for you

On a December night 50 years ago, Eastern Airlines Flight 401 crashed in the Everglades, Florida. Miraculously, 77 people survived the initial impact but then endured a traumatic wait for rescue in the alligator-infested swamp, surrounded by wreckage and jet fuel.  

“Is it alright if I give that little boy over there a hug?”

Donnie and I were in my mom’s room in the assisted living facility where she now lives, helping to settle her back in after taking her to a dentist appointment earlier in the day. An elderly woman with a sparkly holiday sweater and glittering gray hair stood in the doorway to my mom’s room, imploring …

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