A positive example set by both the mother and the father promotes the consumption of vegetables, fruit and berries among 3-5-year-old children, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The study explored the association of the home food environment and parental influence with the consumption of vegetables among kindergarten-aged children. The findings were published in Food Quality and Preference. Continue reading “Getting children to eat their greens? Both parents need to set an example”
Parents often put their own relationship on the back burner to concentrate on their children, but a new study shows that when spouses love each other, children stay in school longer and marry later in life. Continue reading “Love matters: How parents’ love shapes children’s lives”
In this post we present and anayze an excerpt from Homer’s Odyssey.
Continue reading “Homer on the importance of Family (the House)”
A study by Simon Fraser University researchers suggests that the number of children born to a woman influences the rate at which her body ages. Continue reading “Having more children slows down aging process”
In this post we present and analyze an excerpt from Homer’s Iliad. Continue reading “Prudence and will for Good as an indispensable coherence component of Family and the State – Homer”
Physical and mental exercise is not only beneficial for your own brain, but can also affect the learning ability of future offspring — at least in mice. This particular form of inheritance is mediated by certain RNA molecules that influence gene activity. These molecules accumulate in both the brain and germ cells following physical and mental activity. Prof. André Fischer and colleagues from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Goettingen and Munich and the University Medical Center Goettingen (UMG) report these findings in the journal Cell Reports. Continue reading “Does physical activity influence the health of future offspring?”