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Dad with Daughter

Whether it’s physically being there for a baseball game or piano recital, or emotionally being there to provide warmth or support in a tough time, there appears to be a shift in how fathers are viewing their roles.

A new parenting study led by professor Ali Crandall finds that the greater emotional control and problem-solving abilities a mother has, the less likely her children will develop behavioral problems such as throwing tantrums or fighting.

Teen Shoveling

A new study from BYU's School of Family Life found that adolescents who exhibited prosocial behavior toward strangers had higher self-esteem a year later. The same was not true for prosocial behavior solely to friends and family.

Tanner Mangum Mental Health

A father’s depression has a direct effect on both internalized and externalized behavioral problems in adolescents, according to a recent study out of BYU's School of Social Work.

Batman Boy

A new BYU study found children who frequently engage with superhero culture are more likely to be physically and relationally aggressive one year later and not more likely to be defenders of kids being picked on by bullies.

Man Playing Video Games in Dark Room

Not all withdrawn individuals are the same, but for emerging adults who do everything they can to avoid social interaction, combining that with things like violent video games or pornography can cause big problems.

Young Girl Playing Princess

Gendered behavior can become problematic if girls avoid important learning experiences. BYU professor Sarah M. Coyne looks at how Disney Princesses play a role.

new study found that teenagers who help strangers are less likely to participate in delinquent behaviors and show aggression later in life.

It's time for helicopter parents to land and stay grounded.

New research by professors at Brigham Young University revealed that parental warmth cannot neutralize the consequences of helicopter parenting. Additionally, a lack of warmth makes the negative effects worse.

Scholars at Brigham Young University and Princeton conducted research about the stress of parenting. Some stepfathers – those with multiple family roles – experience the highest stress levels.