Category: Child Health

Screaming at Young Children Can Cause Long-Term Damages

– Seeing a mother screaming “Sit back and shut up!” to her 18-month-old daughter, even in public, is a disturbing but not so uncommon situation. Many parents still need to understand that screaming at a crying baby or toddler is highly counter-productive and may cause serious long-term damages to the child’s brain development. Moms and …
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Why Are Girls Better Protected Than Boys from Autism?

– Why are girls better protected from autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and are diagnosed less often than boys from the condition? On average, only one girl is diagnosed with ASD for every four boys. The ratio is even higher in cases of high-functioning autism, with as many as seven boys …
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Meaningful Interaction with Parents Is Key for a Child’s Brain Development

– Parents who want to optimally foster their children’s brain development don’t need to look farther than themselves – from the very first day. According to Dr. Erin Frank, pediatrician at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, constant and meaningful interaction with parents is best for a child’s development: “Talking to them, singing to …
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How to Make your Baby Smarter – in the Womb!

– Babies are already able to absorb information during the last ten weeks of pregnancy. According to a recent study, when mothers talk to their fetus while touching their belly, infants in the womb display more reactions – like arm, head, and mouth movements – compared to when mothers only talk …
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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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