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When do alcohol-dependent mothers parent harshly?

When do alcohol-dependent mothers parent harshly?

November 18, 2019

New Rochester research makes considerable progress towards understanding what triggers mothers with substance use disorders to treat their children harshly, and how parents and medical care providers can predict parenting difficulties.

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When parenting teens, keep calm and don’t carry on

When parenting teens, keep calm and don’t carry on

February 19, 2019

In a new study, Rochester psychologists found that mothers and fathers who were less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline aimed at their teens, and that fathers in particular were not as good at considering alternative explanations for their teens’ behavior.

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Does guilt make good parenting?

Does guilt make good parenting?

August 22, 2017

There isn’t much Judith Smetana doesn’t know about parenting teenagers. Her latest study in a nearly 40-year career as a professor of psychology, looks at the effect of using guilt as a parenting tool.

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Young moms off to a strong start with Building Healthy Children Program

Young moms off to a strong start with Building Healthy Children Program

August 9, 2017

Mt. Hope Family Center held a graduation ceremony for 20 young mothers who successfully completed the program, which is celebrating its tenth year of providing early intervention services to mothers under 21.

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Researchers, engineers team up on app for caregivers facing FASD

Researchers, engineers team up on app for caregivers facing FASD

July 11, 2017

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.5 million grant to support the development of a mobile app providing peer-to-peer interventions for parents of children with fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASD).

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Intervention for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders has biggest impact on parents

Intervention for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders has biggest impact on parents

April 25, 2017

A new pilot study finds that children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and their families benefit from a multi-component intervention, with the biggest change seen on the parents’ abilities to respond to their children’s needs.

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Treated mothers pass along benefits of therapy

Treated mothers pass along benefits of therapy

April 13, 2017

Study shows children also benefit when mothers receive therapy for depression. Part of the improvement is a result of shifting the mother’s vantage point with time-limited therapy that focuses on resolving symptoms and interpersonal issues.

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How thinking about behavior differently can lead to happier FASD families

How thinking about behavior differently can lead to happier FASD families

November 18, 2016

Caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders who attribute their child’s misbehavior to neurodevelopmental disabilities rather than willful disobedience tend to use more effective parenting strategies, according to a new Mt. Hope Family Center study.

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Building Healthy Children program honors graduates

Building Healthy Children program honors graduates

October 17, 2016

A group of young mothers have completed a three-year program of the University’s Mt. Hope Family Center that offers early intervention support in their new roles as parents.

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Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?

Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?

May 23, 2016

A self-reinforcing cycle of large brains, early birth, vulnerable infants, and intelligent parents is at the center of a novel model of human intelligence developed by brain and cognitive science researchers.

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