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Economist Sandra Black looks at the long-term effects of school starting age and family background

Economist Sandra Black looks at the long-term effects of school starting age and family background

“Redshirting” is a popular term among parents of the pre-K set, and it has a lot of parents asking a familiar question: Is my child ready to start kindergarten, or would she or he benefit from delaying this debut into the world of no naps, homework, grades and real scissors? A term borrowed from the…   » Continue Reading

New College of Education study explores how tenure-track fathers negotiate work-family conflicts

New College of Education study explores how tenure-track fathers negotiate work-family conflicts

Sick kids. Sleepless nights. Conflicts between work and daycare. Although research suggests that most dual-income couples share parenting duties, many people still believe that mothers are the true primary caregivers. And the most beleaguered. Dr. Richard Reddick and his son Karl But according to a new qualitative study out of The University of Texas at…   » Continue Reading

From devotion to divorce, family scientists explore what makes parents tick

From devotion to divorce, family scientists explore what makes parents tick

Parentology: One of the most fascinating aspects of studying parenting, say professors Deborah Jacobvitz and Nancy Hazen-Swann, is observing how parents confront (or fail to confront) the legacies of their own childhoods.