A new small study suggests that autistic children do things efficiently rather than socially, whereas normal children do things socially rather than efficiently.
Many children are picky eaters.
Currently, the Supreme Court is considering the legality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1990s law that defined marriage at the federal level as an act between a man and a woman.
Breastfeeding has previously been thought to prevent against obesity in babies and in children.
Most of the time, autism spectrum disorder cannot even be diagnosed until the age of two or three.
More mothers across the United States are breast-feeding their baby, according to a recently released news report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In April, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will be showing a special performance for children with autism.
A new research suggests that about 70 percent of children with autism suffer emotional trauma as a result of bullying. Another revelation of the study is that many autistic children are scared for their safety at school and that those with autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or depression are at the highest risk of being bullied.
There are many ads on TV claiming better health for children with the consumption of energy drinks. Apart from increased energy and stamina, the ads also claim a faster physical growth and better academic performance. The influential ads get mothers around the world to feed their children with such drinks in good faith of bringing up their children in the best of health. However, rubbishing all such claims made by energy drink manufacturers, researchers in a new study are claiming that drinking one energy drink has no effect whatsoever on the cognitive performance of secondary school pupils.
Taking decisions that suit our best interests and maximize our profits is a challenge we face several times, almost every day. Researchers say we start taking these decisions when we are as young as 5 years old. According to a new research by Valerie Dufour and colleagues from the National Center for Scientific Research in France, 5-year-old children start to maximize their profits - in cookies, much similar to the show 'Deal or No Deal'.
When children are very small, even at the stage of their infancy, parents and babies communicate with each other through smiles, laughs and cooing at each other. However, scientists have questions as to how this kind of communication or interaction helps or effects the development of babies. "Parents tend to put a lot of emotional energy into these interactions," says University of Miami psychology professor Daniel Messinger. "And, the job of the baby is to do whatever they want, and they take that job very seriously."
Thumb sucking could be one of the most difficult habits for a child to break. While it is a very common habit, at some point parents may think it is high time to put a stop to the behavior. A report by Mayo Clinic says that in order to stop the habit in children, it is important for parents to understand what they can do to help their child. First of all, the reason why children get this habit is because babies have natural rooting and sucking reflexes, which can make them put their thumbs or fingers into their mouths. For some children, this happens even while they are in their mother's womb.
Most of us do not remember precisely when we started speaking and we obviously do not remember why we chose to start speaking when we did. When exactly a child would start speaking can certainly not be predicted, but experts say that since speech and language are acquired, there always is a learning process involved. While at times there may be medical reasons for a child to pick up language skills a little later, sometimes children may set their own schedules.
While many children are peaceful eaters, others are very fussy with food and parents may have a tough time just ensuring they eat proper meals. Hence, it is not uncommon for parents to bribe their children with some treats. However, the problem arises when these bribes turn into a habit and the children get hooked on to chocolates and sweets. According to experts, about 60 percent toddlers are hooked on chocolate and sweets and it is none other than their parents who are to be blamed.
Holidays and the festive season could be stressful for parents, as there are so many varieties of food and sweets all around, and it is difficult to monitor children's diet and keep them away from allergens. However, it may come as a relief for parents to know that in a new study conducted at National Jewish Health in Denver, doctors are working towards an approach to treating food allergies. In their study, children are exposed to the foods that usually make them sick, Medical Xpress reports.