Archive for the ‘Family Facts’ Category

Finding Meaning

I saw a meme on Facebook the other day that read: “Join a Hilarious Adventure of a Lifetime! Work, Buy, Consume, Die.” It’s funny because it’s true…so it’s also not really that funny. Reflecting on it a bit further, I find it to be a provocative comment on what seems...
March 5th, 2013 | Culture, Family Facts, Family Issues | Read More

“Two’s company, three’s a crowd … and four’s an environmental disaster!”

One would think that if anyone’s genes need reproducing, David and Victoria Beckham would have approval. But even in our success-obsessed culture today, the achievement and beauty of Mr. and Mrs. Beckham is not enough to get them off the hook among those who believe that one’s family size should...
July 25th, 2011 | Bioethics, Family Facts, Family Issues, General Bioethics | Read More

Family Facts #41

Looking up to their mothers as a female role model has predominantly psychological health benefits for youth. Both male and female students who did not look up to their mothers and perceive them as positive role models exhibited more psychological distress than those who did. Source: “Role Models...
December 29th, 2007 | Family Facts | Read More

Family Facts #40

Girls whose parents were separated, divorced, or widowed were more likely to develop eating disorders than peers from intact families. Girls who read teen magazines weekly were also more likely to develop eating disorders than peers who did not read such magazines as often. Source: “Parental Factors,...
December 22nd, 2007 | Family Facts | Read More

Family Facts #39

Compared with childless peers, new parents had higher levels of social integration with relatives, friends, and neighbors. Source: “Costs and Rewards of Children: The Effects of Becoming a Parent on Adults’ Lives” Nomaguchi, Kei M. Milkie, Melissa A. Journal of Marriage and Family...
December 8th, 2007 | Family Facts | Read More

Family Facts #38

Divorce results in a drop in income causing parents to be worried, exhausted, and stressed in handling multiple roles, thereby affecting their parenting and parental control and giving rise to children’s disruptive behavior. Source: “Children’s Behavior Problems in Single-Parent and...
December 1st, 2007 | Family Facts | Read More

Family Facts #37

The more often teenagers have dinner with their parents, the less likely they are to smoke, drink, or use illegal drugs. In fact, compared with teens who have frequent family dinners, those who have dinner with their families only two nights per week or less are at double the risk of substance abuse....
November 24th, 2007 | Family Facts | Read More

Family Facts #36

While a woman’s intimate premarital relationship that was exclusively with her husband did not affect the risk of marital disruption, having at least one other intimate relationship prior to marriage was linked to an increased risk of divorce (The increase in risk associated with having had a sexual...
November 17th, 2007 | Family Facts | Read More

Family Facts #35

When controlling for available resources, African American and Hispanic couples were consistently more likely to provide assistance to elderly parents than white couples were. Source: “Assistance to Aging Parents and Parents-In-Law: Does Lineage Affect Family Allocation Decisions?” Shuey,...
November 10th, 2007 | Family Facts | Read More

Family Facts #34

Compared with peers who were cared for at home, preschoolers who attended day-care centers used health-care services more often. Day-care children were at greater risk of contracting both minor communicable illnesses and more significant medical problems such as hepatitis, injuries, and chronic otitis...
November 3rd, 2007 | Family Facts | Read More