Fathers’ influence on child development is persistently ignored: why?

Fathers’ influence on child development is persistently ignored: why?

Share this article and subscribe for updates Researchers who study how the father-child relationship affects children’s social, emotional and cognitive development have criticised the “dyadic” perspective, which holds that the influence of the mother-child relationship on child development can be considered in isolation from other relationships, especially the father-child relationship. How fathers influence child development…

Schools should engage mothers and fathers in strategies to tackle bullying

Schools should engage mothers and fathers in strategies to tackle bullying

Share this article and subscribe for updates The Friendly Schools, Friendly Families program in Australia has been shown to reduce bullying in schools by engaging with parents. The science: the social and emotional development of children is a family affair Children’s social and emotional development is profoundly a family affair. How children behave outside the…

Parents can improve child’s future math skills with simple number games

Parents can improve child’s future math skills with simple number games

Share this article and subscribe for updates Researchers have found a link between parents’ naming (or “labelling”) the number of small sets of objects with their three-year olds and the children’s math skills later in childhood. Early math skills in math go through six stages: Rote counting: being able recite numbers in the right order.…

A good way to engage fathers is to focus on child cognitive development

A good way to engage fathers is to focus on child cognitive development

Share this article and subscribe for updates A US program, Fathers Supporting Success in Preschoolers (FSSP), helps fathers support their children’s cognitive development, with a focus on language skills. But the benefits are broader: children’s social development also improves. An evaluation of the program found that fathers who participated reported more positive parenting on their…

Promoting health in pregnancy through supplementation

Promoting health in pregnancy through supplementation

While I am not yet a mom, I advocate for mothers-to-be when it comes to vitamin and mineral health. With so much misinformation about supplementation during pregnancy on the internet, it can be cumbersome to find high-quality prenatal vitamins—we stock prenatal products based on decades of data—in addition to learning more about common vitamin and…

Gestational Diabetes Diet: Tips For Managing High Blood Sugar During Pregnancy

Gestational Diabetes Diet: Tips For Managing High Blood Sugar During Pregnancy

Pregnancy isn’t for the faint of heart. In addition to everyday annoyances like nausea, swelling, backaches, and gas, up to 10 percent of moms-to-be are also stuck with gestational diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This type of diabetes develops during pregnancy, typically in the second or third trimester. It’s…

Baby Products you Need from the JPMA Baby Show

Baby Products you Need from the JPMA Baby Show

Our managing editor, Elena, spent a few days hunting down the best products at the JPMA Baby Show in Anaheim, California. This was the first Baby Show for JPMA, and it did not disappoint. Elena talked to a lot of amazing brands and shared it all with us on Daily Mom’s Facebook page, live. The…