Woman gives birth to triplets with two-year age gaps between them

A couple have finally welcomed the third baby in a set of IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) triplets, four years after the first sibling was born.Karen and James Marks from Taunton, Somerset had had their first child – a son named Cameron – four years ago. Their daughter Isabella followed two years later.Now, Karen has given birth to their final triplet, a daughter named Gabriella.The children are considered triplets because they were all conceived on the same day, at the same time, and the same batch of embryos through IVF.After Cameron was born in September 2018, the couple chose to keep...
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Mother gets son 'paternity present' to be away from his baby

Do women require their partners’ help after delivery?. Paternity leave is the time for fathers’ to bond with their newborns and support their emotionally and physically exhausted partners. Additionally, it can ensure better gender equity at home and at the workspace.

Father Refuses to Be 'Available' for Children

Should parents be allowed to choose if they no longer want to be a parent?. Parenting is no small responsibility, and it is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Adults should very much consider if they are ready to be a parent before taking the dive.

Why kids have imaginary friends — and what it means

Is your child all of a sudden playing with an imaginary friend? Parents whose children develop an invisible playmate might be wondering why this is happening or what it means. Dr. Ashley M. Whitaker, board certified pediatric neuropsychologist at the Curry Psychology Group in California, told TODAY Parents that imaginary friends are known in the field of psychology as an imaginary companion, or IC.

First study of its kind links moms' problems to adolescent attachment

It should come as no great surprise that mothers have profound influence on their children. But what about mothers who have their own personality disorder symptoms, such as problems getting along with others? New research finds, for the first time, that maternal personality disorder symptoms impact their adolescent children who subsequently show a higher likelihood of insecure attachment.

6 First Day of Preschool Tips to Nix Those Jitters and Get Out the Door on Time

The start of a new school year is always exciting but if you’ve got a rising preschooler at home, it’s a particularly momentous occasion. And by momentous, we mean nerve-wracking—a sentiment shared by parents and future preschoolers alike. But it doesn’t have to be! Take a deep breath, friends, and read on for a few first day of preschool tips from clinical psychologist (and mother-of-two) Dr. Bethany Cook so that you and your kid can start the school year with a bang.

Understanding the Teenage Desire for Solitude

Smart, sensitive, creative teenagers passionately crave their solitude. This deep-seated need allows for thinking and creating—and also produces dangers. Teens need to find a healthy balance between indwelling and relationships if they are to thrive during adolescence. How can a straightforward line, like “I want to be alone” become...

Are you suffering from burnout?

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Joel Gascoigne, the hardworking and driven founder of a successful startup says it was just when his career goals seemed to be on track that he hit an emotional brick wall. On his blog, Gascoigne explains what happened, saying, “This is how I’d describe...

How Parents-At-Odds Can Better Handle Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences aren’t exactly the most comfortable meetings. There you sit with your child’s teacher, trying to suss out the severity of the situation: Why were you called in? What might be the problem? Is everything in order? Did your kid make one too many booger jokes again? It can be an awkward, stressful time — for you, your spouse, and the teacher. And any teacher will tell you that the tension can be ramped up to directed-by-Denis-Villeneuve-levels if you and your partner have issues that are bleeding through. Maybe you’re divorced. Maybe you’re in the midst of a separation. Maybe you just have different parenting styles and butt heads in these situations. Whatever the case, you’re having a hard time in a situation where you need to communicate as a unified front — a situation that’s not about you, but your kid. We reached out to several experienced teachers to ask them about the best way to approach a PT meeting between parents-at-odds.