parenting

Teens who have loving bond with mother less likely to enter abusive relationships

A mother’s warmth and acceptance toward her teenagers may help prevent those children from being in an abusive relationship later in life, even if her own marriage is contentious, according to a new University at Buffalo study. Previous research shows that adolescents who are exposed to marital conflict at a…

Sesame Street Features New Muppet Whose Mother Struggles With Addiction

Sesame Street is introducing a new initiative to support children affected by parental addiction. The initiative features a Muppet named Karli, whose mother struggles with addiction, The Washington Post reports. Videos and other online content feature Karli, along with Sesame Street characters including Elmo and Abby Cadabby. The content is part of…

Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Responsible Parenting for Fathers with a History of Incarceration The massive growth in incarceration rates in the United States has had significant consequences for families.  This CEU course describes the importance of responsible parenting, a strong relationship between fathers and their partners / coparents, and economic stability for fathers who…

Parents have critical role in preventing teen drinking

Fewer Australian teenagers are drinking alcohol but more needs to be done to curb the drinking habits of Aussie students, based on the findings of the latest study by Adelaide researchers. More than 2800 Australian students aged 12-17 took part in a survey of drinking behaviour, conducted by researchers from…

Why pot-smoking declines, but doesn’t end, with parenthood

Adults who smoke marijuana often cut back after becoming parents — but they don’t necessarily quit. The influence of a significant other and positive attitudes toward the drug overall, in addition to the onset of parenthood, also are factors in whether someone uses marijuana. It’s a changing landscape for marijuana…