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Permissive parenting: An evidence-based guide

parents posing for photo in foreground, unaware that children are burning up the BBQ in the background

Permissive parenting might seem like the “no discipline” approach. A threat to civilization? Probably not, but outcomes depends on we you define this parenting style.

The effects of air pollution on children

toddler crouched on a rock outdoors, with a factory in the distance - air pollution

Air pollution doesn’t just cause respiratory problems. It can also put kids at risk for premature cellular aging and inflammatory disease.