Today’s guidelines are primarily aimed at teachers as well as social workers and the police to improve their responsiveness to child abuse. NICE said ‘We are saying err on the side of curiosity – it might be nothing but it might be something.’
What factors affect the decision of unmarried men to claim themselves father of a child?
The gene editing technology should not be used to make designer babies, but only to avoid serious diseases.
Naptimes affect how children learn.
How and when do children develop their personalities?
Newborns can already show signs and symptoms of sadness, excessive shyness, nervousness and separation anxiety.
Mattel, the Barbie toy maker, revealed that they recently released a number of Barbies with different body shapes, including a curvy Barbie. This is a good start for Mattel but experts hope that they can do more.
Studies reveal that food commercials can impact children as young as two years old.
As access to genetic testing continues to expand and interest in genetics and genomics rises, groups representing pediatricians and geneticists issued new recommendations on Thursday when it comes to testing a child's DNA for genetic conditions.
A new study has revealed that excessive TV watching could hamper their body coordination. According to the study, spending more than three-quarters of their time watching Television or playing video games, makes them nine times more prone to poor body coordination when compared to their peers who are active. The study involving 200 plus children found that children who were less active could not balance properly, jump up and down, hop on one leg over an obstacle or shift a platform.
With the growing pressure on children to be able to survive in the tough and competitive society, and with growing peer pressure and increasingly tougher situations that children have to deal with these days, it is the need of the hour that parents teach children to deal with stressful situations. Just like teaching how to hold a pen or how to ride a bike children also need to be taught to deal with hard situations beforehand, experts from Melbourne University's Graduate School of Education say.
A child is put in the shared custody of divorced parents to make sure there are fewer conflicts. However, if the couple is not able to stay in good terms, the situation may worsen. All divorced or separated couples do not come to terms with their situation and not everybody manages to have friendly relationship with their ex-partners. Thus, according to a U.S. researcher, there is a lot of animosity expressed by some divorced women sharing custody of their children.
A new research claims that a child's risk of contracting an allergic disease genetically doubles if a parent of the same sex has it. According to Professor Hasan Arshad, a consultant in allergy and immunology at Southampton General Hospital, allergies such as asthma and eczema are gender related and not simply hereditary. "We have known for decades that allergy runs in the family and many thought that maternal effect was greater than paternal effect due to a mother's closeness to her child, but we have discovered the inheritance is from mother to daughter and father to son," Prof Arshad was quoted as saying by Mail Online.
How we spend our childhood and the experiences we gain at a tender age stay with us for the rest of our lives. A new study has linked childhood adversity to chronic stress during teenage, which could cause many a physical and mental health issues. According to the study, the more time spent during childhood in poverty, the greater the risks the children are exposed to and this is linked to increased markers of chronic stress by the time the children are 17.
Discovering one’s own gender identity or sexual orientation can be most difficult phase in a teenager’s life. In most cases of homosexuality, an adolescent may take years to accept him/her self before seeking the acceptance of friends and family. A new research says that teenagers not fitting into the behavioral norms of their gender are happy when compared to their gender-conforming peers.