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

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.

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

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

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