WABI covers opening of Parenting Relationships Research Lab
WABI (Channel 5) attended the opening of the Parenting Relationships Research Lab created by Daniel Puhlman, assistant professor of family studies. Research in the lab will focus on relationships involved in parenting, especially parents’ connections with each other and their children, as well as with grandparents, extended family members, teachers and other caregivers. The Merrill Hall lab also will be a center for community outreach. “We also want to bridge this idea of research and practice together,” Daniel Puhlman told WABI. “So taking the research and scholarship on parenting and get it to the community in a way that’s usable that people can do something with it. Sometimes that disconnect is pretty significant, and so, we want to make that much more realistic and usable for parents.” Maine Public and BabyGaga.com also reported on the lab.