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More than 90 percent of American parents think they are doing a good or very good job raising their kids, according to a Pew poll.
December 17, 2015 A Pew survey finds parents' worries vary widely based on income levels. Among other things, Pew also finds most parents — particularly young moms — think they're doing a good job raising their kids.
Yvonne Orji of HBO's 'Insecure'
November 11, 2015 When Yvonne Orji told her parents she was going to be a comedian, they cried. Since then, her story has inspired "first gens" all over the world.
September 4, 2015 More than a quarter of parents in a recent poll say they hope their teens who play high school sports will become professional athletes. But sky-high parental expectations can have a dark side.
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July 16, 2015 How we view winning and losing may help shape whether we play sports as adults, some psychologists say. In NPR's recent poll, 56 percent of adults who play sports say winning is important to them.
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The question of how to communicate with parents about vaccines is getting increasing interest from academia.
June 1, 2015 An effort to get doctors to improve their communication skills didn't reduce the number of new mothers hesitant about vaccines. But researchers say this is just a first try at a worthy concept.
People who oppose repealing the personal belief exemption gathered outside California's Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday.
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April 9, 2015 A measure that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California Legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, final passage may be tough.
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February 7, 2015 The way a pediatrician talks with nervous parents about vaccines may determine whether the child gets immunized or not, a study suggests. Asking "What do you want to do about shots?" doesn't work.
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Think of human relationships as entanglements. How do they bind you; how do they reveal who you really are?
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January 30, 2015 Human relationships are entanglements, and those connections often aren't clear to us at all. When Maria Bamford impersonated her mom, she realized what she loved about her — and about herself.
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October 21, 2014 Millennials get a lot of financial and emotional support from their parents, which critics say causes delayed adolescence. But actually this close relationship benefits both kids and parents.
April 7, 2014 Many parents report that their first child seems suddenly bigger when a new baby is born. Commentator Tania Lombrozo discusses evidence for a "baby illusion" skewing parental perceptions of height.
Rachel Canning (right) sits with her friend Jaime Inglesino during a hearing Tuesday at the Morris County Courthouse in New Jersey.
March 4, 2014 Rachel Canning, 18, says her parents kicked her out of their house; she wants them to give her financial support. A New Jersey judge denied her requests in an initial hearing Tuesday.
You learned it all from your folks, right?
February 10, 2014 How well people got along with their parents as teenagers affects how satisfied they are with romantic relationships as young adults. But if you were a rebellious teen, don't fret. Researchers say it's just one of many factors that influence your romantic life.
Mom loved him. You love him. Prince performing in 1985.
September 6, 2013 Music evokes strong memories. That's true not just for the music of your generation, but what your parents listened to, too, a study says. Researchers found a strong "reminiscence bump" for music of the early 1980s in people in their early 20s.
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Dale Irby in 1973 (left) when his streak began, and in 2012, when the last of his 40 wonderful school photos was taken.
Courtesy of Dale Irby and The Dallas Morning News
July 5, 2013 In every school photo for the past 40 years, Texas gym teacher Dale Irby wore the same '70s-era sweater vest and wide-collared shirt. It began as a dare and become something much better. We knew our parents were awesome. He proves our teachers were too.
Parents should tell parents about the risks of drinking long before they pop that first tab, a new campaign says.
May 13, 2013 Parents should talk to their children about avoiding alcohol long before they try that first drink. But how? Some scripts and talking points could make the task easier.
Dylan Young, then 18, posed for a photo as a vehicle cruised by North Arlington, N.J., in June 2012. Young was in a fender-bender accident caused by being distracted while texting and driving.
May 13, 2013 Four in 10 teenagers admit that they text while driving. Not only is that behavior dangerous, but those same teens are more likely to skip the seat belt and drive while drinking, too.
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