Young Dads Are at Risk of Postpartum Depression, Study Says

Young fathers may be at increased risk of depression symptoms after their baby arrives, all the way through to the child’s kindergarten, a new study suggests.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Alcohol and Breastfeeding

A woman was recently arrested for breastfeeding while drinking. Here’s what experts have to say on the matter.

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How Spanking Children Can Create a Vicious Cycle

Parents who spank unruly children may not know it, but they are participating in a vicious cycle that will lead to both more spankings and more misbehavior in coming years, a new study suggests.

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Great News About the Children of Active Moms

Want to keep your little kids active? A new study suggests that mothers may be the key: Preschool children with more active moms appear more likely to be active themselves.

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Kids with Strict Parents Are More Likely to Be Obese

Kids with demanding parents who are rigid about rules, stingy with affection and won’t discuss limits are far more likely to be obese than children whose parents practice a more balanced parenting style, new research suggests.

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Why Your Smartphone May Make You a Bad Parent

Mealtime is supposed to be family time, but a new study suggests that ever-present smartphones are impeding parent-child communication at the table.

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Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Increases Heart Attack Risk

Secondhand smoke causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries and puts them at increased risk for heart attack and stroke later in life, a new study says.

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5 Ways Parents Can Help Children Develop a Positive Body Image

Parents play a crucial role in helping children develop a positive body image and healthy eating habits, an expert says. To mark National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, here are ways that parents can help their children.

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Half of Parents of Obese Children Underestimate Their Weight

Nearly 51 percent of parents with overweight or obese children don’t think their kids have a weight problem, a new analysis reveals.

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Having a Baby? Price Tag for Delivery Varies Widely

The bill for delivering a healthy baby varies enormously among California hospitals, with new mothers facing cost differences of 8- to 10-fold depending on the hospital where they end up giving birth.

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