Topic: Parenting

Middle-Aged Mothers and Fathers Only As Happy As Their Least Happy Grown Child, Research Shows

Aug. 23, 2011

Despite the fact that middle-aged parents are no longer responsible for their grown children, the parents' emotional well-being and life satisfaction remain linked to those children's successes and problems -- particularly their least-happy offspring, research from The University of Texas at Austin shows.

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Don't tug on super-mom's cape

March 31, 2010
More women lose pride in their motherly duties and think less of themselves when their husbands take over the household

Dads are changing diapers, cooking dinner and shopping for groceries more than ever these days as more women enter the work force. Although this may seem like a blessing for many overextended moms, helpful dads can hurt a woman's self-esteem, new research has found.

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Putting the pieces back together

Nov. 9, 2009
Domini Maddox plays with her son.

Domini Maddox had always been a good student. She earned a 3.95 grade-point average at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio before she transferred to The University of Texas at Austin to study biochemistry. Then she learned she was expecting a baby.

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From devotion to divorce, family scientists explore what makes parents tick

Oct. 13, 2008

Parentology: One of the most fascinating aspects of studying parenting, say professors Deborah Jacobvitz and Nancy Hazen-Swann, is observing how parents confront (or fail to confront) the legacies of their own childhoods.

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Social Work study noted in N.Y. Times

Nov. 1, 2007
Social Work study noted in N.Y. Times

Like a growing number of parents, I was inclined toward some form of open adoption in part because of the experiences of adoptees born into closed, secretive domestic adoptions in the 1950s and '60s, as well as those adopted internationally.

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