Category Archives: Parents

Sleep Better, Parent Better

Study reveals mothers who have insufficient sleep, or lack of quality sleep, are more irritable, suffer impaired attention and are less consistent in their parenting of their adolescents. Research has shown that consistently not getting enough sleep, or getting poor … Continue reading

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The genetic basis of parental care evolution

Parental care is essential for the survival of mammals, yet the mechanisms underlying its evolution remain largely unknown. Here we show that two sister species of mice, Peromyscus polionotus and Peromyscus maniculatus, have large and heritable differences in parental behavior. … Continue reading

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The psychology of Curiosity: A review and reinterpretation

A differential susceptibility hypothesis proposes that children may differ in the degree to which parenting qualities affect aspects of child development. Infants with difficult temperaments may be more susceptible to the effects of parenting than infants with less difficult temperaments. … Continue reading

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