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Sex and Intimacy After the Baby Arrives

Sex and Intimacy After the Baby Arrives by Catherine Saint Louis  December 16, 2013  The New York Times Sexual issues after the birth of a child have not typically been discussed much, but research at the University of Michigan has tried to change that.

Spanking’s Link to Bad Behavior

Spanking’s Link to Bad Behavior By Nicholas Bakalar,  The New York Times, October 21, 2013 A new study suggests that although physical punishment may stop bad behavior in the short term, it increases the risk of long-term troubles.

Suddenly, They’re All Gone

Suddenly, They’re All Gone by Carol Mithers, New York Times, March 22, 2013 When caregiving is over, the caregiver can feel worse.

What’s Behind A Temper Tantrum? Scientists Deconstruct The Screams

What’s Behind A Temper Tantrum? Scientists Deconstruct The Screams by Shankar Vedantam NPR Health Blog 12/5/2011 The key to a new theory of tantrums lies in a detailed analysis of the sounds that toddlers make during tantrums. In a new paper published in the journal Emotion, scientists found that different toddler sounds – or “vocalizations” […]

At Risk From the Womb

At Risk From the Womb By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF New York Times Sunday Opinion 10/2/10 Some people think we’re shaped primarily by genes. Others believe that the environment we grow up in is most important. But now evidence is mounting that a third factor is also critical: our uterine environment before we’re even born. Researchers […]

The Caregiving Boomerang

The Caregiving Boomerang By Gail Sheehy, Newsweek, June 19, 2010 …With parents living routinely into their 90s, a second round of caregiving has become a predictable crisis for women in midlife. Nearly 50 million Americans are taking care of an adult who used to be independent. Yes, men represent about one third of family caregivers, […]