Category: Child Health

10 Wise Tips to Foster the Brain Development of Babies and Toddlers

- The first few years of a child’s life are critical for brain growth. At this age, the mind is a work in progress and the brain rapidly develops based on the kid’s experiences and environment. – Dr. James M. Perrin, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics says: ”Parents play …
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Are Children Overprotected?

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution. A trio of boys tramps along the length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens in half an …
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Authoritarian Parenting Linked to Children’s Obesity

- At a meeting at the American Heart Association, McGill University researchers showed new scientific evidence that children are more likely to develop obesity if they are raised under the authoritarian style of parenting, which is often worsened by a genuine lack of love and affection. – “Parents should at least be …
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5 Great Parenting Rules

- Most people, especially children, don’t like rules. However, in parenting, setting and respecting a few basic rules can be really useful. Daniel Wong, a learning and personal development expert, recommends the 5 following rules to parents who wants to avoid a dysfunctional relationship with their children, and raise happy, …
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What Makes Breastfed Babies Smarter

- A Brigham Young University study indicates that cognitive development is accelerated by reading to infants and by heeding to their emotional cues – things breastfeeding mothers often do. – The study discovered that paying mind to a child’s emotional cues and reading to a child daily creates a 2-3 …
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The Incredible Overdiagnosis of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Kids

- Many children are given unnecessary stimulant drugs due to the overdiagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Some children, specifically boys, are just more active than others and most of what passes for ADHD these days is really no more than developmental difference. – The statistics show an outrageous account: …
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Ready for the “Privacy Talk” with your Child About “Data Permanence”?

- Everything we do online today may be recorded and stored with no expiration date and no simple “erase” button either and there is nothing we can do about it, this is “Data Permanence”, the hallmark of the digital era. – It is because of data permanence that we are …
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The Importance of Talking to (Premature) Babies

- “Preemies” are at risk of language delay. According to a new study, exposing preterm babies to more adult language can improve their language skills at 18 months. Dr. Betty Vohr, a professor of pediatrics at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, R.I, compares the brain to a …
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The Scientific Evidence of Environmental Influence on Children’s Brain Development

- At a symposium held in January, 2014 in Toronto, world experts in the biology of child and brain development gathered with their peers specialized in the health and success of entire societies. The conference underscored the importance of public commitment to children’s health for the general prosperity of populations. – There …
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Overweight Children at Age 5 Are at High-Risk for Later Obesity

- According to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, overweight kindergartners have high risk to be obese in fifth grade and 5-year-old overweight children are four times more likely to be obese by eighth grade. About 15 percent of the children involved in the survey were considered …
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