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 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.
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.
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.
Not all withdrawn individuals are the same, but for emerging adults who do everything they can to avoid social interaction, combining that with things like violent video games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.
Gendered behavior can become problematic if girls avoid important learning experiences. BYU professor Sarah M. Coyne looks at how Disney Princesses play a role.
A 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.
Such negative effects include lower self-worth and higher risk behavior, such as binge drinking.
"From our past work, we thought there might be something positive about helicopter parenting under certain conditions, but we're just not finding it," study author Larry Nelson said.
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