Being aware: New survey shows that teens in poverty more likely to go without food than their siblings

Posted by Jill A survey of about 1,500 extremely disadvantaged families in Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio shows teenagers go without food twice as often as their younger brothers and sisters. Parents first deprive themselves, skipping meals to feed their children. But if there still isn’t enough for everyone, parents will feed younger children […]

New study show that kids who live with half or step-siblings are more aggressive

Posted by Diane Swanbrow-Michigan on February 8, 2016 About one in six children in the United States—more than previously thought—live with half- or step-siblings just before starting kindergarten. And new research suggests these children behave more aggressively more often, on average, than other children do. Previous studies on how family complexity affects children’s development have […]