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June 17, 2019
BYU researchers identify three different kinds of helicopter parents
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June 11, 2018
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.

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December 15, 2017
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.

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May 01, 2017
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.

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January 09, 2017
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.

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June 28, 2016
Not all withdrawn individuals are the same, but for emerging adults who do everything they can to avoid social interaction, combining that with things like violent video games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.

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June 16, 2016
Gendered behavior can become problematic if girls avoid important learning experiences. BYU professor Sarah M. Coyne looks at how Disney Princesses play a role.

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December 09, 2015
new study found that teenagers who help strangers are less likely to participate in delinquent behaviors and show aggression later in life.

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May 31, 2015
It's time for helicopter parents to land and stay grounded.
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February 03, 2015
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.

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February 25, 2014
Loads of studies over the years have shown that children who were breastfed score higher on IQ tests and perform better in school, but the reason why remained unclear.

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November 28, 2012
Most people know when to be afraid and when it’s ok to calm down. But research shows that autistic children struggle to let go of old fears. The BYU study found that this fearfulness is linked to the severity of symptoms of autism.

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September 24, 2012
If your mom or dad has ever contacted one of your professors, intervened to settle a dispute with your roommates, or hunted for jobs on your behalf, they might be helicopter parents.

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January 31, 2011
Dads who still haven’t given up video games now have some justification to keep on playing – if they have a daughter.

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