With the advancement of science and technology, the things around us are only getting smaller and smaller. But with this heap of tiny facilitators, parents also need to grow increasingly conscious as to what might be the next thing landing into the mouth of their toddlers, and could cause unwanted consequences. There is a growing threat to children with tiny batteries or the so-called button batteries which can choke them or even cause death, a U.S report warns parents.
When children are in good health, their stressful transition elementary school to middle school becomes much smoother, claims a new study. During the study, the researchers noted that those students who had chronic conditions such as asthma, obesity, learning disabilities, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and those with health-related needs, also had lower academic performances.
Parents and psychologists often encourage children to participate in pretend play. There is a common notion that the engagement in pretend play is crucial for a child's development, However...
An alarming 75 percent of products used by children contain high levels of toxic chemicals like phthalates.
As schools reopen, here are some tips to manage the loads on the little shoulders carrying back packs every day.
A latest study claims that children born to older women apparently have a healthier start in life and are less likely to be admitted to hospital and more likely to have vital immunization jabs. Other benefits of children of older mothers were faster language learning skills, lower social and emotional difficulties before they turned five. For the study, researchers from University College London analyzed data from more than 78,000 children born in England between 2000 and 2002 to mothers aged between 13 and 57 years, Mail Online reported.
A new study published online in Biological Psychiatry suggests that stress caused by chronic social instability during youth contributes to epigenetic changes in sperm cells that can lead to psychiatric disorders in female offspring.
It is a common knowledge that young children blindly follow their favorite superheroes. Let it be from performing stunts to buying a candy with a picture of their idol, children can be manipulated easily into doing anything, as long as their favorite characters are involved in it. So why not use this phenomenon for a good cause? Research suggests that children can be made to eat healthy by using the same tactics that is used to sell junk food. This may help in promoting better nutrition.
According to a new study, distressing life events and poverty is what causes many abortions in U.S. According to researchers from the Guttmacher Institute in New York, the disruptive events could include job loss, separation, falling behind on rental/mortgage payments, death of a close friend, a serious health problem, a partner being sent to prison and becoming a victim of crime, Medical Xpress reported.
Teenage could be a difficult time for many a parents and adolescents as well, as it is thought that teenagers grow increasingly distant from their parents. However, according to a new study, it is important that teens spend time with parents for their overall development. The study found that those who spent time with their dads in the presence of others had better social skills with peers, while those who spent time alone with their dads had better general self-worth.
Infants' perception of risk and safety has always been an interesting area of research, and various studies have been conducted so far to observe and understand their willingness to cross a visual cliff, a large drop-off covered with a solid glass surface. After gaining crawling for sometimes, infants tend to start avoiding cliffs and apparent drop offs, which has always made researchers believe that they do so due to the fear of heights.
Sacrificing sleep for recreational activities or more importantly studies does not bring any rewards, instead it has negative effect. According to researchers from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), irrespective of how much a high school student studies each day, if that student sacrifices sleep to study more than usual, there are chances he or she will have academic problems the following day.
We all know that self-control and delaying gratification is the key to a healthy living and maintaining a normal weight. However, a new research claims that self-control in children also, is equally important and could define their weight for a lifetime. The study claims that children who display self-control at age 4 are more likely to maintain a lower body mass index by the time they reach their mid-thirties.