Permissive households (based on parental knowledge of whereabouts, curfew, and predicted response to child drinking or use of marijuana) are associated with adolescent heavy drinking. Alcohol prevention programs can target prodrinking influences.
Adolescents whose sexual communication with their parents involved more repetition felt closer to their parents, felt more able to communicate with their parents in general and about sex, and perceived that discussions had greater openness.
Finds that a work-based group discussion program for parents--Talking Parents, Healthy Teenshad substantial effects on communication at home between parents and adolescents about sexual health, including ability to communicate and number of topics.
Children who had taken on more responsibility for instrumental caretaking roles because of their mother's HIV showed better autonomy development as early and middle age adolescents, so parentification may not negatively affect later autonomy.
Early puberty is a risk factor for delinquency, and early puberty combined with low parental nurturance, communication, or parental knowledge of the child's activities presents a risk for aggressive behavior in early adolescent girls.
Working parents are more able to care for their chronically ill children when given greater access to federal and employer-provided time off from their jobs, according to a RAND Corporation study issued today.
Few unmarried parents who are HIV-positive have made legally documented arrangements for who would care for their children if the parents die. Having guardianship in place could help ease the trauma their children would suffer when losing a parent.
This paper examines the relationships among physician- parent communication practices, physicians' perceptions of parental expectations for antibiotic treatment, and inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for viral upper respiratory tract infections.
To succeed in school, a child’s ethnic background and immigrant status are not important. Education level of a child’s mother and neighborhood poverty best predict success, according to a study of Los Angeles kids.
Describes how an external program evaluation team that headed up several comprehensive evaluation studies worked hand-in-hand with program staff and others seeking to build and improve one program within LAAMP, Parents as Learning Partners (PLP).
Smart, frank, and occasionally hilarious, this comprehensive guide offers practical and often surprising answers to the questions that bedevil parents at every stage in their children's coming-of-age. Packed with the latest research on parenting tech...