An eight-year-old girl from Tennessee has been send home from school more than 24 times this year for having "foul odor".
British researchers found that men eat less fruit and vegetables than their children. The survey found that while pre-school children eat an average of 12 different types of fruit and vegetables each week, the average man only eats half of that.
4.5 percent of parents cited safety concerns in 2008, while 16 percent of parents reported the same thing in 2010.
Even before they begin to speak, babies as young as seven months can distinguish one language from another and begin to learn them, even if the two languages have very different rules of grammar, according to a new study.
Even though parents know they should not, in many families, parents have a favorite child.
A study conducted by researchers from Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center has found that obesity in mothers has been linked to abnormal brain development in fetuses.
The next time you take your kids to a nice restaurant make sure they say "please" and "thank you" and don't play with their food. Otherwise, you might miss out on the "Well Behaved Kids" restaurant discount.
Being parents for the first time improves parents' mental health and reduces psychological stress, says a new study from New Zealand.
It has been recently observed that approximately one-sixth of couples in the U.S. suffer from infertility. The research was conducted by Germaine Buck Louis from the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Maryland, and her co-workers, who used two different methods to calculate the infertility rates.
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."
In a rather interesting research, scientists have found that verbal aggressiveness, which includes traits like name-calling, ridicule, insults, racial epithets and threats, may have biological causes, and these could be identified by the ratio of the length of a person's ring finger (second digit) to the length of the index finger(fourth digit). The study has been conducted by a team of researchers led by Allison Z. Shaw, PhD, assistant professor of communication at the University at Buffalo, and is the first to use 2D:4D ratio (which is thought of as a measure of prenatal testosterone exposure) as a determinant of verbal expression.
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.
They may not be scientifically based, but the need for a solution outside of pharmaceuticals may encourage you to consider such options. When traditional medicine is not quite doing the trick, thinking outside the box and trying one of these options may bring surprising results.