In a paper published in the Lancet Psychiatry, psychologist Christopher Boyle and mental health researcher Kathy McKay, suggest that telling kids that Santa or Father Christmas is real may actually lead children to be distrustful of their parents in the future.
A Chicago doctor was suspended by the Illinois regulators for giving unapproved modified vaccinations that reportedly included cat saliva and vodka.
A new study shows that parents in the U.S. are less happy than people who chose not to have kids.
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.
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.
Scientists have discovered a new breast cancer gene, providing insight into the most common cancer among American women, according to new research.
It turns out that children who don't like school aren't merely lazy, but could blame their lack of interest on the genes inherited from their parents, according to new research.
Parents would do practically anything for their children, and what better way to show their love and support than showering them with gifts? Well, think twice before breaking out your wallet, because new research shows that kids used to getting little rewards grow up to be more materialistic as adults.
Growing up with two parents is hard enough, but four? Researchers discovered a massive exoplanet that was raised by four parent stars, shedding light on these types of complicated and largely unstudied solar systems.
Many animals, including humans, are traditionally selfish creatures. If some organisms were as self-centered about parenting as they are about other lots in life, there would arguably be much fewer offspring in this world. Now researchers have identified brain mechanisms that help prospective parents have a change of heart and bond with their children.
According to a new University of Illinois study, sleep should be a priority in all family households for a reason other than not wanting to wake up groggy. As it turns out, new research suggests that a better night's sleep for both parents and their kids plays a role in protecting against childhood obesity.
The longer parents smoke, the more likely that their kids will pick up the unhealthy habit and become heavy smokers themselves, a new study shows.
Girls who play with Barbie dolls see fewer career options for themselves than for boys.
Each child is unique in how long it takes to develop motor skills including sitting, walking, and speaking. A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), said Monday that early recognition of delays can help optimize positive outcomes.