Some new links and resources for your intentional Catholic parenting journey!
Extended breastfeeding linked to higher adult i.q. and earning ability. A 30 year study following 3500 newborns found that “longer duration of breastfeeding is linked with increased intelligence in adulthood, longer schooling, and higher adult earnings, a study following a group of almost 3,500 newborns for 30 years.”
Bedtime problems in children: solutions for science-minded parents. Gwen Dewar, PhD, updated this page with new resources for parents looking for answers to their child’s sleep issues. Tons of tips. Understand your child’s sleep problems, separation anxiety and nighttime fears, the wrong or irregular bedtimes, allergies, poor-timed naps, plus more.
Darcy Narvaez at Psychology Today offers parents this informative series on toddler sleep:
Parental warmth does not remove anxiety following corporal punishment. From Duke University, research reveals that “a loving mom can’t overcome the anxiety and aggression caused by corporal punishment, and her otherwise warm demeanor may make it worse . . . It’s far more effective and less risky to use nonphysical discipline . . . Discipline means ‘to teach,’ not ‘punishment.’ “