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Inform       Today is Tuesday, July 07, 2020 and day 189 of the year.


Informed a week ago

Informer:  Appeal For Purity
The husband is the head of the wife and the wife is the body of her husband.

If the husband is the head, it automatically makes him the main responsible person for everything that is going on in his household.  


Informed 2 weeks ago

Informer:  Appeal For Purity
No, I won’t get tired of begging you (parents, husbands and wives) not to end your marriage.

No, please! Don’t let go of your marriage. Divorce won’t solve anything. Please fight for your marriage and save your children.  

Role-play shows which expectant dads will thrive as new fathers

Informed 2 weeks ago

A five-minute role-play done with men before the birth of their first child predicted the quality of their parenting after the baby arrived, a new study showed.  

Source:  Ohio State University

Prenatal Stress Associated with Infant Gut Microbes

Informed 2 weeks ago

Mother's chronic prenatal psychological distress and elevated hair cortisol concentrations are associated with gut microbiota composition of the infant, according to a new publication from the FinnBrain research project of the University of Turku. The results help to better understand how prenatal stress can be connected to infant growth and development.  

Source:  University of Turku

Want Better Sex? Change How You Think About It

Informed 2 weeks ago

Want Better Sex? Change How You Think About It.  

Source:  WebMD

Father Absence and Youth Incarceration (imprisonment or confinement)

Informed Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 08:26:10 AM

The new study tested whether risk factors of youth incarceration (imprisonment or confinement) concentrated in father‐absent households explained the apparent effects of father absence.
Results from the longitudinal event‐history analysis showed that although a sizable portion of the risk that appeared to be due to father absence could actually be attributed to other factors, such as teen motherhood, low parent education, racial inequalities, and poverty, adolescents in father‐absent households still faced elevated incarceration risks.

The adolescents who faced the highest incarceration risks, however, were those in stepparent families, including father–stepmother families. Coresidential grandparents may help attenuate this risk, although remarriage and residential instability increased it.  

Source:  Wiley

Fathers' and Mothers' Involvement in Their Children's Schools by Family Type and Resident Status

Informed Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 07:27:30 AM

Studies have found that students who live apart from one or both of their biological parents tend to do less well in school than students who live with both their biological parents.


Suicide and fatherless

Informed Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 07:18:38 AM

Studies suggest that children growing up without a father are more than twice as likely to commit suicide.  

Source:  NPR

Does fatherlessness affect boys differently than girls?

Informed Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 07:09:42 AM

The research says that girls are twice as likely to suffer from obesity without the father present. They're four-times more likely to get pregnant as teenagers.  

Source:  NPR

School Dropouts and fatherless

Informed Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 06:53:25 AM

Children are four-times more likely to be poor if the father is not around. And we know that poverty is heavily associated with academic success. Fatherless kids are also twice as likely to drop out.

Dropping out of school, growing up fatherless and incarceration(imprisonment) appear to be connected. One study shows that seven out of 10 high school dropouts are fatherless.  

Source:  NPR

Father Absence, Father Deficit, Father Hunger

Informed Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 06:02:23 AM

The vital importance of paternal presence in children’s lives.

consistently report feeling abandoned (neglected) when their fathers are not involved in their lives, struggling with their emotions and episodic bouts of self-loathing (hatred of oneself).

Father-absent children are consistently overrepresented on a wide range of mental health problems, particularly anxiety, depression, and suicide.

71 percent of high school dropouts are fatherless; fatherless children have more trouble academically, scoring poorly on tests of reading, mathematics, and thinking skills; children from father-absent homes are more likely to play truant from school, more likely to be excluded from school, more likely to leave school at age 16, and less likely to attain academic and professional qualifications in adulthood.

85 percent of youth in prison have an absent father; fatherless children are more likely to offend and go to jail as adults.

Fatherless children are more likely to die as children, and live an average of four years less over the life span.

As adults, fatherless children are more likely to experience unemployment, have low incomes, remain on social assistance, and experience homelessness.

Fatherless children are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol, and abuse drugs in childhood and adulthood.

Please find the link below for more  

Source:  Psychology Today

Pandemic Triples Anxiety And Depression Symptoms In New Mothers

Informed Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 05:18:10 AM

The coronavirus pandemic is hard for everyone, but research shows that new moms may be particularly vulnerable to anxiety and depression from the pandemic.
One in seven new moms struggle with anxiety and depression during the perinatal period, but according to a new study

The study, which surveyed 900 women (520 were pregnant and 380 had given birth in the past year), found that the likelihood of maternal depression and anxiety has substantially increased during this health crisis.

Prior to to the pandemic 29% of those women experienced moderate to high anxiety symptoms, and 15% experienced depressive symptoms.

But during the pandemic, those numbers almost tripled, with 72% saying they experienced anxiety and 41% said they experienced depression.  

Source:  Forbes

Parenting in a pandemic

Informed Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 07:47:21 AM

Watch timely "Parenting in a Pandemic" Zoom cast. Claire McCarthy discusses parenting children and teens when the outlook is cloudy for many favorite summer pastimes and jobs. She also offers pointers for staying safe as state restrictions lift, takes a look toward return-to-school in the fall, and explains what is and isn't known about a rare complication of COVID-19 called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

Please find below the link to Parenting in a Pandemic by Claire McCarthy, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and senior faculty editor at Harvard Health Publishing  

Source:  Harvard University

Be A Wife to Your Husband

Informed Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 10:37:06 AM

Informer:  Appeal For Purity
It is very natural for a woman to be a mother to her wedded husband. Her natural instinct itself predisposes her to act like a mother to her husband.  


Informed Friday, June 12, 2020 at 10:25:04 AM

Your number one enemy is not the devil, but your own pair of eyes.  

Source:  Appeal For Purity

To Improve Her Life and Her Kids' Lives

Informed Jun 07, 2020 at 10:43 AM

Informer:  Appeal For Purity
The source of conflict and disagreement among married couples, who have migrated to America from developing countries (my main focus, from Ethiopia), are usually unique and different from couples who live in America.  

የዶክተር ያለህ

Informed Jun 06, 2020 at 02:56 PM

Informer:  EthiopikaLink
የተጋባነው በተዋወቅን በአራተኛ ወራችን ነው፡፡ ነገሮች እንዴት ፈጥነው እንደዚህ እንደሆኑ መለስ ብዬ ሳስበው ለራሴም ግራ ይገባኛል፡፡ በጣም ተግባቢ ነች፡፡ ጓደኞቼንና ቤተሰቦቼን ለመተዋወቅና ቤተኛ ለመሆን ሳምንት አልፈጀባትም፡፡ ከዚያም ሽማግሌ እንድልክ አድርጋኝ በአጭር ጊዜ ውስጥ ራሴን ትዳር ውስጥ አገኘሁት፡፡ አሁን ከተጋባን ስድስት ወር ሊሞላን ነው፡፡ ከእኔ ጋር ከመተዋወቋ ጥቂት ሳምንታት ቀደም ብሎ ለሰባት ዓመታት አብሯት ከነበረው ፍቅረኛዋ ጋር ተለያይታለች፡፡ ሊጋቡ ጫፍ ደርሰው የተለያዩት ከሌላ ሴት ጋር ይዛው እንደሆነ ነግራኛለች፡፡ ከቅርብ ጊዜ ወዲህ ከዚሁ የቀድሞ ፍቅረኛዋ ጋር መደዋወል ጀምረዋል፡፡ ይቅርታ አድርጊልኝ እያለ እየተማፀናት ነው፡፡ ከእኔ ጋር ስትሆን ስልኩን አታነሳውም፡፡ ብቻዋን ስትሆን ግን ታወራዋለች፡፡ ብሎክ አድርጊው ስላት ፈቃደኛ አይደለችም፡፡ ሲሰለቸው ይተወዋል ትለኛለች፡፡ ፈፅሞ ዓይኑን ማየት እንደማትፈልግ ብትነግረኝም ድርጊቷ ሌላ ነው፡፡ ደግሞ በጣም ትወደው እንደነበር አውቃለሁ፡፡ በዚህ መሃል እኔ እረፍት አጣሁ፡፡ ጫን ብዬ ብናገራት ጥላኝ የምትሄድ እየመሰለኝ እፈራለሁ፡፡ ጭቅጭቆችም እየተፈጠሩ ነው፡፡ ምን ባደርግ ይሻላል?
ስሜ ይቅር  

ባሌ ሊያፈቅረኝና ሊንከባከበኝ አይገባውም ወይ?

Informed May 30, 2020 at 10:05 AM

Informer:  Appeal For Purity
We all are prone to having this nasty spirit called entitlement: “I deserve to be loved! I deserve to be treated this way and that way! I deserve to receive this and that because I did this and I did that!” And when this entitlement spirit exists in our marriages, it creates all kinds of tension and conflict.  


Informed May 27, 2020 at 08:40 AM

Informer:  Appeal For Purity
A4P Guest: My husband and I got married four years ago and now we have a one-year old child. My husband works full time and I’m a stay-at-home mom. Now we all are in the house, 24/7, because of the lockdown. I should be happy to be with my husband and child, right? But I am not. I feel suffocated and stressed and I don’t know why.

More information can be found here on the link below  


Informed May 27, 2020 at 08:16 AM

Informer:  Appeal For Purity
During this lockdown time, some men are physically abusing their wives.
More information can be found here on the link below  


Informed May 27, 2020 at 07:58 AM

Informer:  Appeal For Purity
A4P Guest: I live in Europe and I am living with the father of my three little kids who is 17-years older than me. I don’t know what to call him except the father of my kids because I am not married to him.  

Family environment affects adolescent brain development

Informed May 23, 2020 at 03:23 AM

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Childhood environment and socioeconomic status affect cognitive ability and brain development during adolescence independently of genetic factors, researchers at Karolinska Institutet report in a new study published in the journal PNAS. The study demonstrates how important the family environment is, not just during early infancy but also throughout adolescence.  

Source:  Karolinska Institutet


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