Category: Child Health

The Secrets to Raising Happy Babies

– During the past month, HuffPost UK Lifestyle was celebrating Happiness and sought to know the secrets behind having happy babies. According to Jeni Hooper, a child psychologist and well-being coach, infants’ first needs are for food, warmth, sleep, to be kept clean and comfortable and protected from harm. As …
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Talk and Sing to your Fetus! Language Skills Development Starts in the Womb

– According to a new research on premature infants led by scientists at Harvard Medical School, a mother’s voice has a direct effect on the language skills development of her fetus. Hearing sounds – like words and music – is one of the first sensory experiences of a human being …
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Nine-Month-Old Babies Are the Most Amazing Creatures on Earth

– For Sir David Attenborough, nine-month-old babies are the most amazing creatures on earth. Tanith Carey explains why infants’ development is so incredible. Babies are experts at making you love themAccording to scientists, evolution designed infants to capture our hearts, a big advantage when you are so little and vulnerable. …
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Why Babies and Toddlers Should Be “Screen Time” Deprived

– Michigan State University Extension does agree with the American Academy of Pediatrics: It’s really important to minimize TV-viewing time for children under two years old. A recommendation not only valid for television, but for all screen-devices, like tablets or other hand-held devices. Advice unfortunately not followed in practice since …
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What Any Pregnant Mom Should Be Told

– When I was pregnant, a lot of people warned me about all the bad things to expect. For sure, the end of the world was coming. But they were so wrong! They missed to tell me that the first time I’d see my baby’s face my heart would burst …
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A Baby’s Experience During the First Year Is Key

– A long-lasting study about children from low-income families started in Philadelphia in the late 1980s was finally published in 2010. This research was among the first ones to demonstrate the profound impact of early childhood experience on the development of the brain, as well as the critical importance of …
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Sensitive Early Childhood Caregiving Has Strong Lasting Effect on Academic Success

– Surprisingly, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota, the University of Delaware, and the University of Illinois, sensitive caregiving during the first three years of life has a stronger impact on children’s later academic abilities than on their later social abilities. – The main …
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4 Important Things Babies Need to Learn

– Parents have a powerful influence on their children from day one, even as early as conception, as soon as the fetus starts growing in the womb. In their first 12 months, infants practically have no language and their learning process is essentially determined by emotions and thoughts, instead of …
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How Can American Children Still Be Unhappy?

– Despite the American strong addiction to parenting advice, how can so many US children remain miserable? This may seem surprising but, when compared with their peers from other developed countries, American kids are still among the most unhappy.  – Does it help to know that more than three-quarters of American parents …
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Educators Recommend the Use of the Correct Words – Like Penis and Vagina – When Talking to Children

–  When talking to children, Australian educators generally prefer to use the words “penis” and “vagina”, instead of slang words like “peepee” or “twinkle”, to name private body parts. However, some people can be embarrassed when their kids use this kind of vocabulary in front of other people. As a consequence, many many …
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