Parent-targeted interventions in primary care improve parent-teen communication on alcohol and sex

New research shows that brief parent-targeted interventions in the primary care setting can increase communication between parents and their teens about sexual and alcohol-related behavior. This method may serve as an important strategy for parents to influence adolescent behaviors and…

Exercise in pregnancy improves health of obese mothers by restoring their tissues, mouse study finds

Exercise immediately prior to and during pregnancy restores key tissues in the body, making them better able to manage blood sugar levels and lowering the risk of long term health problems, suggests new research carried out in mice. Parenting News…

Cannabis-related poison control calls for Massachusetts kids doubled after medical pot legalized

After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth’s children and teenagers doubled, according to a public health investigation. Parenting News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL CHILDREN DEAL UPDATE:

A growth mindset intervention can change students’ grades if school culture is supportive

Boosting academic success does not have to derive from new teachers or curriculum; it can also come from changing students’ attitudes about their abilities through a short online intervention, according to new research. K-12 Education News — ScienceDaily PARENT UPDATE:…

Decades after a good-behavior program in grade school, adults report healthier, more successful lives

Researchers have found that the ‘good life’ in adulthood can start in grade school, by teaching parents and teachers to build stronger bonds with their children, and to help children form greater attachments to family and school. Parenting News —…