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January 13, 2021

The January 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol


Statement about the January 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

November 16, 2019

Relationships: Social and Emotional Development


Scientists know how vital relationships are to humans, with enormous power in infancy.

September 8, 2019

Parent-child Interactions Build Brains


The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University offers lots of great information online, including these short videos about early child development.

May 2, 2019

What Parents Want


What do parents want? More time with their children. And when parents of children younger than 5 are asked what kind of care they'd like for their children, the vast majority say: a parent at home full time. 

September 13, 2018

Children's Needs


Children have essential needs for nurturing care and time with their parents.

May 12, 2018

Thinking About Parenting


Researchers have come up with creative, scientific studies that measure some of the effects of parenting behaviors. Intimate nurturing relationships are highly complex, and they include elements of love, cherishment and intuitive two-way communication.

June 5, 2013

The Power of Emotional and Social Competencies


Emotions are not just a personal issue. A person’s emotional development has effects on how well they function in social situations. Mothers’ and fathers’ emotions and behavior deeply influence their child's emotional and social development. 

March 1, 2004

Challenging Journey: Food Allergies


The story of one family's experience with learning how to care for their son, who has severe food allergies. 

October 4, 2002

Table Talk


Talk may be cheap...

But when it comes to teaching kids to eat right, what you say can really influence what your kids do. And doing (not knowing) is the key to teaching kids to eat right.

May 25, 2002

Teens - Provide and Advocate


This article is the last of a five-part series designed to share parents' experiences with raising teenagers. Our articles follow the outline of a study headed by A. Rae Simpson, Ph.D., at the Center for Health Communication, Harvard School of Public Health.* Dr. Simpson’s report analyzed a broad range of recent research on teens. It provides a list of the developmental tasks of adolescents, as well as an outline of the five basics of parenting teens. These basics are: 1) love and connect, 2) monitor and observe, 3) guide and limit, 4) model and consult, and 5) provide and advocate.