Room sharing between mothers and babies after the first four months may actually be more detrimental than helpful to the babies' sleep and sleeping practices.
Older adults who have children were more likely to live a little longer than those who don't have any children.
Controversies surrounding the ability of same-sex couples in raising well-adjusted children have been under fire in the last few years. Conservatives argue that having same-sex individuals for parents have a negative impact in the development of a child. Nevertheless, it seems like scientific research negate this assumption.
Linking children's family environment to their well-being and relationship stability on the last decade of one's life, researchers found proof that association between the two can further explain how and why people end up with a secure and contended late-life relationships.
A woman from Farmington, Fayette County in Pennsylvania has been charged with child endangerment after allegedly giving her 11-month-old infant son a strict vegan diet of only berries and nuts, resulting to the child's malnourishment and developmental problems.
While there are officers on the road, it is revealed that parents have demonstrated stronger potential in reinforcing driving rules and regulations.
A new study suggests that most parents of children with asthma have a mismatch of information with their health care providers regarding the asthma medications of their children.
Female cuckoos are known for laying their eggs in the nests of other birds. A new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology reveals how females are able to lay a variety of different egg colors to match those of their hosts, thus ensuring they are not kicked out before they are full grown.
Previous studies suggest older parents give birth to offspring that, on average, live shorter lives. In a recent study of European shorebirds, researchers believe they have shed some new light on the matter.
Among the insects known as burying beetles, females are more attracted to smaller males because they are, you know, chill. That is, they're less likely to get into fights when competing for mates. Despite their increased sex appeal, however, smaller males are not necessarily better parents, researchers reveal in a new study.
Fossils of a 508 million-year-old shrimp-like creature known as "Waptia" were discovered in China carrying several eggs with embryos. This find represents the earliest known evidence of brood care, researchers say.
Birds that take turns feeding their young prove to be more successful parents, researchers discovered in a recent study of long-tailed tits.
Despite the lack of maternal care, young orphaned earwigs grow big and strong. However, like their mothers, they too are likely to care less for their offspring.
Birds that are able to mate with their "true love" have a higher rate of reproduction success and are more committed to their offspring, according to researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.
Many will argue that there is no worse parent than one who abandons their child - especially for selfish reasons. Unfortunately, evolution doesn't select for what we think is "right" but for what works best. Now, new research has found that not only is abandoning a chick to be raised by others beneficial for zebra finches, but it may even be a trait that is selected for - improving the species as a whole.