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March 24, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Paid Family Leave Reduces Rates Of Infant Death And Postpartum Depression

March 24, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Every industrialized country in the world has a maternity leave policy of 12 weeks or more, except the United States. Currently, women make up 47 per cent of the U.S. labor force. Despite that, only 16 per cent of employed Americans have access to paid parental leave. A new study published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry looked at the impact of paid maternity leave on the mental and physical health of mothers and children. [More]

August 6, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Do Infants Have Empathy?

August 6, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Why would it matter if infants displayed empathy? “Empathy is defined as the ability to understand the emotion of others, and share in those emotions, while maintaining a self-other distinction,” Florina Uzefovsky, of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, told us. “As can be understood from the definition, empathy is basic and central in all social communication. This ability allows us to interact with others, to better understand their motives and actions, and to engage in meaningful social relationships.” [More]

December 7, 2013
by Christie Hunter

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Returning to Work After Having a Baby

December 7, 2013 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

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Making the decision to reenter the workforce after having a baby is often a difficult challenge faced by many new parents. Returning to work can create emotional conflicts for new mothers, as they are torn between being the primary caretaker, and resuming their employment. However, with effective planning, the end of maternity leave does not have to be met with dread or despair. [More]