A national poll found that 40 percent of parents give children under four-years-old cough syrup and medications that have not been found to be safe for young toddlers.
Researchers found that arguing near a sleeping infant can still have negative effects on the infant's brain.
The American Academy of Neurology published a report reminding doctors and physicians to stop prescribing ADHD medications for healthy children.
Over 70 percent of parents don't think that their kid is overweight, while estimates suggest that some 32 percent of kids today are overweight, with 17 percent of them obese, a recent poll found.
A new study has found that children of helicopter parents - those who control every aspect of their children's lives - are more likely to feel depressed and less satisfied with their lives than children whose parents aren't that controlling.
Children witnessing intimate partner violence and depression at home have an increased risk of ADHD and may have to stay on psychotropic medication for the rest of their lives, according to a new study.
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.
Its Halloween time again and while adults can hardly contain their excitement for this time of the year, it is needless to say what spirits children are in for the eve. It is the time when children get to dress up as their favorite characters and collect candies from different homes. It is obvious that Halloween is their favorite holiday. While it is a time full of excitement and joy, parents can take just a few measures to ensure that the exciting day does not end with injuries and tears. There have been numerous reports of accidents and injuries on Halloween eve in the previous years and experts warn parents of the possible mishaps that could ruin a perfectly joyful evening.
There is only a very thin line between being protective and being over protective. While a lot of parents tend to get over caring about their children, they fail to realize that by intervening in each and every aspect of their child's life might be doing more harm than good for their child's life. Such parents, who contact their children's professors, try to settle down disputes between their child and his/her friends, roommates, hunt for jobs for their children, etc, are called helicopter parents.