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Play, Parents, and Children’s Stress

Like mother like daughter…unfortunately this may also apply to depression. A study published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science found that children whose mothers had been depressed at some point and whose parents were hostile when playing with them had higher stress.... More>


Depressed Moms’ Parenting Style Linked to Toddler Stress


Stress Higher in Children With Depressed Parents

Children with depressed parents get stressed out more easily than children with healthy parents—if the depressed parents are negative toward their child. That's the conclusion of a study published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.... More>


Level of Oxytocin in Pregnant Women Predicts Mother-Child Bond

Humans are hard-wired to form enduring bonds with others. One of the primary bonds across the mammalian species is the mother-infant bond. Evolutionarily speaking, it is in a mother’s best […]... More>