Want to learn more about how current research connects to parenting? Listed below are numerous research briefs summarizing state of the art research information on topics related to the field of parenting and family relations. Click on the links below to learn more!

Featured Research Briefs

Please email Julia Chapman for any of the documents listed below: jc2933@cornell.edu

How to Engage More Men in Future Parenting Programs: This brief gives and overview of men who attend CCE parent education programs and provides tactic for helping to engage them.

Better Understanding Fathers: An Overview of Fatherhood Trends and Common Issues Fathers Face. This brief discusses national fathering trends and provides an overview of various issues that different types of fathers encounter.

Why Spanking Should Be Discouraged. This brief reviews recent research about the effectiveness and ethics of using spanking as a disciplinary tool for children. Also available in Spanish.

Parenting a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: What is the Latest Research? This brief describes recent research about parenting children with autism.

Infants & Young Children

  • Maternal Employment and Child Well-Being
  • Games and Children's Brains: What is the Latest Research? 
  • Child Care Center Quality and Child Development

Teens & Pre-Teens

  • Parenting Styles and Adolescents
  • What's New: Parenting and Adolescent Development

Kinship Care

  • Multigenerational Relationships in Grandfamilies
  • Biological Parents and Kinship Care: It's Complicated!! Research and tips to support families
  • Grandparent Caregivers and Teens in New York State
  • Kinship Care and Communication
  • The Benefits of Parenting a Second Time Around
  • Characteristics of Relative Caregivers and Children in Their Care
  • Grandparents as Caregivers
  • The Hudson Valley Regional Relatives as Parents Program

Other Research Brief Topics

  • Do Family Meals Really Make a Difference?
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • The Impact of Couples-Based Interventions on Families
  • Sleep and Children's Weight
  • Characteristics of Cohabiting Families
  • An Educator's Guide to Family Literacy

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