Parenting is a wonderful, beautiful thing when done well. Unfortunately, it can also come with some serious stress — keeping your child safe, keeping them happy, making sure everything is baby-proofed, attempting to shield them from the awful things in the world…it’s enough to drive a mom or dad proverbially crazy. But what if it caused actual mental illness? More
Here is more proof that the nation’s economic woes has made people do unthinkable things: According to a new research study, an increase in child abuse is being linked with the recession.
After a study of 422 abused children in 74 counties covering four different states, the results confirmed reports from pediatricians who have seen increasing numbers of shaken baby cases and other forms of brain-injuring abuse among younger children at the height of the recession, from late-2007 to mid-2009.
It’s Father’s Day, a day that you may or may not have forgotten about in your haste to make it to the gym, cook next week’s lunches, and catch up on your sleep this weekend. (Because we know that’s what you’ve been doing all weekend; you certainly wouldn’t have been out drinking or anything…) But it’s not too late! Maybe Dad’s in a different time zone; you can still get a way with calling him “first thing in the morning” (like you’ve been planning all week, of course). And thankfully, we remembered the holiday for you; here’s what we’ve been doing this week to prepare for Father’s Day. More