Two-Thirds of Working Parents Are Burned Out, New Study Suggests

June 20, 2022 — It’s not just kids and health care workers: Working parents, too, are increasingly burned out. Researchers at Ohio State University found that 66% of parents of children under 18 met the criteria for burnout. Those results are based on a survey of nearly 1,300 parents. Kate Gawlik, a doctor of nursing … Read more

After Texas School Shooting, Parents Search for New Answers

May 27, 2022 — Amy Chambers is planning a visit soon with the principal of her son’s elementary school in Joplin, MO. The grade level of the 19 children killed in the Tuesday school shooting in Uvalde, TX, was not unnoticed by her. Her son, the youngest of her three, is also a fourth grader. … Read more

ER Docs to Parents: Please Don’t Dilute Infant Formula

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As the United States faces critical shortages of baby formula, parents are being cautioned against watering down formula in an effort to stretch out what they have. “Adding extra water to baby formula to try and make … Read more

Many Parents Will ‘Wait and See’ Before Vaccinating Their Child

By Robert Preidt and Robin Foster HealthDay ReportersHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Only 18 percent of parents of children under 5 say they plan to get their child vaccinated against COVID as soon as they can, while nearly 4 in 10 say they will “wait and see” before getting shots for … Read more

Moderna Seeks OK for Young Kids’ COVID Vaccine as Parents Wait

April 28, 2022 – Will this coming summer finally be the moment America’s youngest children are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines? Moderna got the ball rolling today when it asked the FDA to authorize use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children under 6. If the emergency use authorization is granted, it will be the first vaccine … Read more

How and Why Teens Manipulate Their Parents

Teenagers know how to push their parents’ buttons. Instinctively, they come with an arsenal of tools to get what they want, avoid getting into trouble, or cause their parents to blow a fuse out of frustration. How do you prepare to parent all of that? There are smart ways to counteract the manipulation. Here’s what … Read more

5 Mistakes Parents Make With Teens and Tweens

SOURCES: Richard M. Lerner, PhD, director of the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, Tufts University, Medford, Mass. Robert Evans, EdD, executive director, The Human Relations Service, Wellesley, Mass. Amelia M. Arria, PhD, director, Center on Young Adult Health and Development, University of Maryland School of Public Health. News release, “Teens behaving badly? Negative … Read more