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  • Wary babies tend to be picky eaters too: child development study

    By Emily Mertz Web Producer Global News WATCH ABOVE: In tonight’s edition of health matters, Su-Ling Goh has a story on picky eaters and a program that combines mental
  • Child development experts urge Facebook to pull Messenger Kids app

    Open letter signed by more than 100 advocates warns of dangers social media poses to under 13s and asks Mark Zuckerberg to halt app More than 110 child-health advocates have called on Facebook chief executive Mark Zucker
  • A child development expert reveals how listening to podcasts could affect your kid

    Kevin Loria Jan. 21, 2018, 11:45 AM Researchers have looked into how parents’ TV-watching habits affect their kids, but there’s not much research on how listening to a podcast or radio show influences childho
  • States Give New Parents Baby Boxes To Encourage Safe Sleep Habits

    Twins Ryan and Nell Stimpert lie in their baby boxes at home in Cleveland. The cardboard boxes are safe and portable places for the babies to sleep. Maddie McGarvey for NPR For Jernica Quiñones, the reality of sudden in
  • Six-year-old girl writes ‘heartwarming’ book to raise money for homeless

    ‘She was really troubled by the fact there was nothing she could do because she doesn’t have much power as a child’ Chris Baynes Sunday 24 December 2017 16:19 GMT While many children spend December wonderin
  • Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use

    By DAVID GELLESJAN. 8, 2018 A creator of the iPhone called the device “addictive.” A Twitter founder said the “internet is broken.” An early Facebook investor raised questions about the social network’s impact
  • Weekly fish consumption linked to better sleep, higher IQ

    Date: December 21, 2017 Source: University of Pennsylvania Summary: Regular fish consumption has been shown to improve cognition. It’s also been known to help with sleep. A new study connects all three for the firs
  • Pregnancy changes the brain for as long as two years

    Pregnancy is associated with a surge of sex hormones akin to the heightened production of sex hormones during puberty. The researchers noted that gray matter also is pruned during adolescence, when a spectrum of emotiona
  • Decoding the mysteries of a child’s developing brain

    By Jenna Gallegos It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters’ height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown, but what’s going on just below the pencil line in that child’s brain? We
  • Strep Throat Can Cause Behavioral Disorders in Children Reveal Experts

    Children can develop tics and compulsions associated with OCD after contracting infections like strep throat, experts are warning. A common and painful infection for young children, strep throat is typically treated usin
  • More than eight million children live with illegal levels of air pollution

    More than eight million children live in areas of the UK with illegal levels of air pollution, figures suggest. Some 8.3 million under-18s live in local authority areas where levels of harmful pollutant nitrogen diox
  • Want Preschoolers To Become Successful? Allow Them To Play More

    Kim Nassoiy, UCF Forum columnist I work in a field where play reigns supreme. I’m an early childhood educator. I have studied the research and know how children learn best. Yet I watch curriculums and policies being wr
  • For baby’s brain to benefit, read the right books at the right time

    Parents often receive books at pediatric checkups via programs like Reach Out and Read and hear from a variety of health professionals and educators that reading to their kids is critical for supporting development.
  • Gendering Children’s Clothing Is Hurting Our Future Generations

    By Nikki Yeager When I first dressed my son’s infant body in pink leggings, comments from friends and family would drift our way including “Boys don’t wear pink,” and “I wish you’d dress him like a little boy
  • How Not to Talk to a Child Who Is Overweight

    The Checkup By PERRI KLASS, M.D.   I weigh my words (pun intended) every time I address the topic of a child’s obesity in the exam room. Yes, I know, you probably want to tell me that I shouldn’t use that word
  • Phycologist Studied Over 5,000 Genius Kids for 45 Years – Here Are Their 6 Key Takeaways

    Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever. One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them
  • Teachers share 18 things parents should do to set their kids up for success

    Children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year. This means that much of the rearing is still done at home. In fact, research from North Carolina State University, Brigham Young Universi
  • Bilingual toddlers have incredible advantage over other children, finds study

    Children with a second language are able to development more control over behaviour and attention span, study shows Bilingual children have an advantage over others who speak only one language, a study has shown. Childr
  • Preschool’s Hidden Value May Be in Combating Poverty

    Head Start may not boost school test scores, but researchers find long-term, multi-generational benefits in the program. By The Hechinger Report, Contributor It’s been hard to prove that attending preschool makes a
  • Parenting Values Primer: Plan Ahead And Be Prepared

    10/04/2017   I’m seeing pregnant bellies everywhere. It’s likely not statistically significant. Truth is, I’m navigating my first Fall without a child at home – and I’m missing them. My self-prescribed ant
  • Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse

    By: JON HAMILTON   There’s new evidence that excessive screen time early in life can change the circuits in a growing brain. Scientists disagree, though, about whether those changes are helpful, or just cause
  • Is there a link between the flu vaccine and miscarriage?

    By Mike Stobbe | The Associated Press   Watch Video Here NEW YORK – A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual
  • Experts explain mama vs papa and babies’ first words

    By Cassandra Szklarski    The Canadian Press TORONTO – Sarah Mulholland vividly remembers the first time her 13-month-old son called out “Mama.” She was cooking about two months ago when little Conri began clamo
  • ‘Arms race’: LEGO toys have been getting more and more violent

    By Rebecca Joseph  National Online Journalist, Breaking News     Global News   Are your child’s toys more violent than the ones you remember? A new study from researchers in New Zealand suggests that LEGO toy
  • No Link Between Pets and Kids’ Health

    Source: RAND Corporation Summary: A large body of research has reported an association between the pet ownership and better health among children. But a new study that is the largest-ever to explore the issue contradicts
  • Postpartum Depression in Dads

    University of Southern California Testosterone levels Testosterone levels are key factors in a family’s health and happiness after a newborn arrives. Researchers have found that a drop can signal postpartum depres
  • What It’s Like To Support A Sibling With A Mental Illness

    Christina’s sister was 28 when she was formally diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, though Christina, who asked that we not use her last name to protect her family’s privacy, says there had been signs of
  • Things You Pediatrician May Not Know About Your Toddler

    By: Carrie Madormo I’m just going to put it out there. I absolutely adore our pediatrician. He is kind, patient, and always reminds me that I’m doing a better job at this parenting thing than I thought. But
  • Signs your kid might be a bully

    By: Daniela Uslan Bullies make easy villains. From Biff in Back to the Future to the Plastics in Mean Girls, everyone loves to hate them. But bullies don’t start out that way. They turn to bullying because they la
  • High Blood Pressure Diagnoses Could Increase Among Teens, Kids

    by SHAMARD CHARLES, M.D. Cheyenne Cameron knew something was wrong. It wasn’t just jitters before the start of her freshman year of high school. She felt dizzy, her heart was racing — she didn’t “feel right.”
  • Is There Really a Tongue-Tie Epidemic?

    by Rita Brhel Grab a mirror, open your mouth, and point your tongue toward the roof of your mouth. Do you see a stretch of tissue going from the bottom of your mouth to the underside of your tongue? Probably. It’s norm
  • Why it matters to transform parent involvement from early childhood to primary school

    How can parents best help their children with their schooling without actually doing it for them? This article is part of our series on Parents’ Role in Education, focusing on how best to support learning from early c
  • Kindergarten anxiety? Use the summer to prepare your child

    t’s the first day of kindergarten for your child, and you’re not sure who’s more anxious. Excitement, trepidation, anticipation. Starting school can be a stressful time. Use the summer weeks to prepare and this sig
  • Picky Eater? It Might Just Be Your Child’s Personality

    Temperament determines which kids will resist new foods, study suggests (HealthDay News) — For some parents, introducing new items to their baby’s diet seems like a losing battle. But the food itself might no
  • Low Blood Sugar in Newborns Tied to Brain Problems Later

    These babies 2 to 3 times more apt to struggle with planning, memory, attention at age 4, study finds By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) — Low blood sugar affects about one in six newborns, and
  • Can Breast Milk Feed a Love of Vegetables?

    Think of it as an early stealth strategy in the war against picky eating, researchers say By Carole Tanzer Miller HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) — Want your preschooler to eat veggies without a fuss? Try eatin
  • Health Tip: Children and Thumbsucking

    It may affect dental health (HealthDay News) — Thumbsucking is more than an unsightly habit that most toddlers easily outgrow. The practice can permanently damage their teeth. The American Dental Association explai
  • Some Newborns Don’t Get Heart Defect, Hearing Loss Tests

    Such screens are critical to early intervention efforts, CDC officials say FRIDAY, Aug. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Some newborns in the United States still aren’t getting screened for hearing loss or congeni
  • What Do Kids Need To Know About Race?

    The goal of raising the next generation as race conscious and accepting human beings is one that I think needs to be placed firmly on our parental agendas. Sometimes we might get caught up with focusing on our kids’ ha
  • Heartbeats could hold the key to understanding babies’ inner world

    Date: August 9, 2017 Source: University of Royal Holloway London Summary: A novel new experiment to test how aware babies are of their bodies’ internal signals has been developed by researchers. The ability to consciou
  • How I Answered My Five-Year-Old Son When He Asked Where Babies Come From

    What did you tell your little kid when he/she asked how he/she was born? originally appeared on Quora – the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the wo
  • Infants know what we like best

    Source: Washington University in St. Louis Summary: Behind the chubby cheeks and bright eyes of babies as young as 8 months lies the smoothly whirring mind of a social statistician, logging our every move and making odds
  • 6 Ways To Encourage Better Child Behavior

    07/28/2017 10:20 pm ET | Updated 2 days ago Your child is acting out, and you’re feeling at your wit’s end. You feel overwhelmed and frustrated, and don’t know what else to do. If you’re a mom or a dad, you li
  • 10 Ways Parents Cause Issues for Children in Later Life

    RACHEL HOSIE @rachel_hosie Thursday 8 June 2017 10:04 BST Bringing up children is scary. Most parents feel a lot of pressure because they know they’re shaping the type of person their child will grow up to be. Most of
  • Should children study in the summer holidays?

    By Marie Jackson BBC News   The summer holidays are under way, but for some children, the studying – and the homework – will continue. It was a moment of pure joy: school was out for summer. Your school
  • How Moms Can Ensure A Successful Return To The Workplace

    Moms aren’t incredible employees despite being mothers; they’re great because they are mothers. By: Zeynep Ilgaz I think being a mom is the most rewarding job in the world, and I commend every woman who has decided t
  • How to raise brilliant children, according to science

    It’s all about the six Cs RACHEL HOSIE @rachel_hosie Wednesday 5 July 2017 07:48 BST Parents receive a lot of mixed messages surrounding how best to bring up their children. How strict should you be? Should you be
  • Children’s toys can spy on them through cameras, warns FBI

    The agency says you should switch them off when they’re not being used AATIF SULLEYMAN The FBI has issued a warning about internet-connected children’s toys equipped with cameras and microphones. The agency’s I
  • Microsoft’s Project Torino Helps Visually Impaired Children Learn To Code

    Photo Credit: With technology permeating almost every aspect of our lives, the demand for computer programmers can only increase. To train the workforce of the future, companies around the world are
  • Household income impacts on children’s prospects, report finds

    Flora Carr 12 JULY 2017 • 1:21PM Household income affects children’s cognitive abilities, and can impact their educational prospects, new research has found. Children’s physical health and social and behavioural de
  • Prolonged breast-feeding ups risk of severe dental cavities

    Breast-feeding at age 2 or older increases a child’s risk of severe dental caries by the time they’re 5, independently of how much sugar they get from foods, researchers say. To investigate the effect of prol
  • Why Do Kids Eat When They’re Not Hungry?

    Like adults, kids eat for a variety of reasons, but hunger should be the primary driver. Your child just ate dinner. Thirty minutes later he says he’s hungry. Is he really hungry? It seems unlikely, given the fact that
  • Babies Don’t Need Juice, Pediatricians Say

    by MAGGIE FOX Babies under a year old don’t need fruit juice and older kids should take it easy on juice, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday. Fruit juice is loaded with sugar and can cause tooth decay. And
  • Why a Baby’s Connection With a Parent Matters

    The Checkup By PERRI KLASS, M.D. JUNE 26, 2017 In pediatrics, attachment is the emotional connection that develops between a young child and a parent or other caregiver. Attachment theory was developed in the mid-20th ce

    When making the decision to get pregnant, all parents wish for a safe delivery with a happy, healthy baby at term. Unfortunately, this will not be the end result for everyone. Currently 1 out of 10 babies born in the U.S
  • 6 Tips For Parents Before Giving Your Child A Smartphone

    05/31/2017 05:07 pm ET | Updated May 31, 2017   Children are extremely savvy when it comes to the use of electronic devices. At the youngest of ages, they appear to know how to maneuver the use of electronics better
  • Dangerous Things Kids Do

    Kids take risks to have fun and get high, and some are life-threatening. Posted Jun 18, 2017 We’ve been hearing for several years about how the immature adolescent brain can undermine judgment. When it comes to risk, k
  • How Maternal Personality Problems Affect Children

    New research highlights how psychological issues carry over through generations. Posted Jun 14, 2017 What parent doesn’t wonder how their “issues” may affect their children’s well-being? It’
  • Can pre-school children learn to do science?

    Last modified on Tuesday 9 May 2017 13.29 EDT There are few words more misunderstood than the term “science”. If you relied on the subject categories in some media outlets, you’d be forgiven for taking home the me
  • Early Childhood Educators Deserve Better

    By Sara Mead | Opinion Contributor Teaching young children is hard work. It’s also highly skilled work: Effective early childhood educators need both a deep understanding of the science of child development and pra
  • Not Just Where, But When

    By Sara Mead | Opinion Contributor   School choice advocates are chomping at the bit for an expansion of educational options under Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and a Republican Congress. With Republican govern
  • Exposure to chemicals found in shampoos and toys during early childhood may seriously damage the mental development of youngsters

    Girls with high chemical exposure have lower levels of a certain thyroid hormone The thyroid ensures brain development, with hormones ‘setting the schedule’ For unknown reasons, the impact was seen to a lesse
  • Making Sure Children Get Their Daily Dose of Language Nutrition

    By Lauren Lowry Clinical Staff Writer and Hanen SLP When we think of children and nutrition, images of broccoli and carrots come to mind. But there is another type of nutrition children need in order to thrive – and th
  • Oxytocin administered to the nose increases emotion perception in autism

    Date: May 24, 2017 Source: University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine Summary: Intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others, a recent study has demonstrated. This is an important
  • Childhood bullying linked to health risks in adulthood

    Date: May 9, 2017 Source: Association for Psychological Science Summary: Childhood bullying may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood,
  • Computer game could help children choose healthy food

    Date: May 17, 2017 Source: University of Exeter Summary:   A simple brain-training game could help children choose healthy snacks instead of chocolate and sweets, according to a new study. A simple brain-training ga
  • Some Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Faulty

    But the majority of tests are unaffected, U.S. officials say WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Lead tests made by Magellan Diagnostics may yield inaccurate results for some children and adults, U.S. health
  • Only Child ‘Syndrome’: How growing up without siblings affects your child’s development

    New research suggests that growing up alone changes the structure of the brain SARAH YOUNG @sarah_j_young A study has found that children who grow up without siblings are likely to have a different brain structure than
  • Are You a Good Enough Mother?

    Sunday is Mother’s Day, the day when more phone calls are placed than any other day of the year. Mother’s Day is the day our children make sure to tell us we’re doing well, the day they reaffirm that we are good-en
  • The Radical Notion of Returning to Handwriting

    The importance of writing by hand for learning Posted May 14, 2017 In today’s world, students who have trouble printing or writing are allowed—if not encouraged or even forced—to use computers instead, but research
  • Outdated health myths practiced by grand parents could pose serious risks to young children

    May 4, 2017 Many grandparents raising their grandchildren practice outdated health and parenting myths that could potentially pose serious risks to young children, according to illuminating new research by a Northwell He
  • Dad’s interaction with children in early life could have positive impact on cognitive development

    May 9, 2017 Fathers who interact more with their children in their first few months of life could have a positive impact on their baby’s cognitive development. In a study, published in the Infant Mental Health Jour
  • How a California tribe is trying to revitalize itself, from cradle to college

    The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has become the first tribe to win a federal Promise Neighborhood grant, which aims to transform distressed communities. Stacy Teicher Khadaroo Staff writer | @StacyTKhadaroo DECEMBER
  • Peanuts for babies? Starting early may prevent allergies later on: study

    By Carmen Chai Senior National Online Journalist, Health  Global News Yet another study is suggesting that feeding your baby peanuts could be a good way to prevent nut allergies later on. The latest findings found that
  • Why Back-to-School Nutrition Is Important

    by Pam Myers, BSEd | on August 24, 2016 | in Dad’s Corner, Healthy Meals for Kids, Home, Mom’s Corner, Parenting Nutrition is one of the single most important factors when it comes to a child’s development. Proper
  • 5 Don’ts When Your ADHD Child Is Upset or Angry

    5 Don’ts When Your ADHD Child Is Upset or Angry by Robert Myers, PhD | on July 15, 2015 | in ADD-ADHD, Child Development, Dad’s Corner, Family Building, Learning, Mom’s Corner, Parenting, Psychology, Safety Issues,
  • Researchers Use ‘Eye Trackers’ To Study Language Development In Kids With Cochlear Implants

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Cochlear implants have been a godsend for parents of children born profoundly deaf. While the devices can restore some level of hearing, many of these children can still fall behind in language
  • I taught preschool for 15 years. Here’s what I saw: the good, the bad, and the scary

    Updated by Maggie May Ethridge Dec 28, 2016, 8:00am EST My first job as a preschool teacher was at a local drop-in day care where I live in San Diego, California, that also ran a small preschool class. The school was one
  • We learned a lot in 2016 about how preschool can help kids

    Claudio Sanchez · NPR · Dec 27, 2016 Deborah Phillips, a professor of psychology at Georgetown University, spent more than a decade studying and tracking children in Head Start. Courtesy of Georgetown University One o
  • Exclusive: How Zuckerberg and Chan’s new private school mixes health care and education

    The Primary School’s President and COO Meredith Liu (left) and its CEO Dr. Priscilla Chan (right). By QUEENIE WONG | | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 23, 2016 at 10:00 am | UPDATED:
  • Why 4-year-olds need scholarships more than 18-year-olds

    Chris Weller After 14 years of school, many low-income kids turn to government-issued Pell grants and need-based scholarships to secure the promise of higher education and a brighter future. This is a noble goal. The t
  • Childhood Lead Exposure Can Change The Course Of A Life

    Kids don’t recover from lead poisoning, a long-term study shows. By Erin Schumaker Video Link Damage from childhood lead exposure lasts well into adulthood, according to a four-decade study that found that kids who wer
  • After Obamacare defeat, Trump advisers want the White House to delay child-care plan

    By Danielle Paquette March 29 at 7:00 AM Pool photo by Chip Somodevilla via European Pressphoto Agency One of President Trump’s economic advisers, a co-author of his tax plan, is urging the administration to delay effo
  • This Tribute To Single Parents Just Might Make You Cry

    03/20/2017 03:48 pm ET | Updated 6 hours ago Happy National Single Parent Day! By Brittany Wong  We’re all familiar with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but did you know there’s also a National Single Parent Day
  • Poor sleep in early childhood may lead to cognitive, behavioral problems in later years

    Date: March 9, 2017 Source: Massachusetts General Hospital Summary: A new study finds that children ages 3 to 7 who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control and peer
  • The Policy That Could All But Eliminate Achievement Gaps Between Rich And Poor Students

    Poor students enter kindergarten already lagging behind their more affluent peers. By Rebecca Klein The odds are stacked against low-income, black and Hispanic children before they even start school. Low-income children
  • Real parents reveal 16 kid expenses that are worth the money

    Real parents reveal 16 kid expenses that are worth the money Emmie Martin Dec. 27, 2016, 12:22 PM 83,380 Parents said that family vacations were worth the money.Dave Reginek/Getty Images Raising kids gets expensive, and
  • Children and youth learning English require better support for academic success

    Date:February 28, 2017 Source:National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Summary:Despite their potential, many English learners (ELs) — who account for more than 9 percent of K-12 enrollment in the U
  • Exercise During Pregnancy May Boost Babies’ Brain Activity

    Infants were better able to process repeated sounds, showing a maturity of brain function By Alice Park @aliceparkny Nov. 11 Being pregnant and carrying extra pounds is the perfect excuse to slack off on the workout, ri
  • Meet the Snoo, the Smart Crib That Is Supposed To Help Newborns Sleep

    Leena Rao Dec 23, 2016 Any new parent knows that getting uninterrupted sleep with a newborn in the house is virtually impossible. That’s because newborns and infants awake frequently during the night, sometimes to
  • With ‘language nest,’ a new campaign to revitalize Inupiaq

    By Davis Hovey / KNOM 2:33 PM December 28, 2016   Share NOME – Coming to the region at the start of the new year is a “nest” project focused on Inupiaq language revitalization. As KNOM’s Davis Hovey reports, a
  • Inside Japan’s Dangerous, Unregulated ‘Baby Hotel’ Childcare Industry

    by Charlotte Jansen DEC 13 2016 3:33 PM Getting a nursery or kindergarten place for kids is next to impossible in Japan. Instead, some families are left with no choice but to check their children into unregulated “
  • Experts explain mama vs papa and babies’ first words

    By Cassandra Szklarski The Canadian Press Newborn babies lay in their beds at the St. Elisabeth and St. Barbara hospital in Halle, eastern Germany, on January 2, 2012. Waltraud Grubitzsch/Getty Images TORONTO – Sarah M
  • Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth

    Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Problems with brain wiring in premature babies appear to arise months before they are born, a sm
  • Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests

    Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Children born to older moms today have better thinking skills than those with you
  • Celebrating Black History

    Two important birthdays helped organizers choose February as the time to celebrate African Americans FEBRUARY 01, 2016 Julia Zorthian for TIME Print SAUL LOEB—AFP/GETTY IMAGES Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks
  • Black History Month / African American Ideas

    DLTK’s Crafts for Kids Black History Month / African American Ideas Black History Month was established in 1926.  Although there is an international aspect to Black History month, it is mainly an American holiday.
  • This Is What Happens After You Drop Your Child At Daycare

    If you’ve ever thought looking after a toddler on a bad day is hard, try 11 of them. If you’ve ever thought looking after a toddler on a bad day is hard, try 11 of them. In one room. Now add teething, screami
  • High ROI: Why preschool programs are a good investment for society

    Investing in high quality preschool programs can yield up to a 13 percent annual return, according to a new study that measured the economic impact of such programs over decades. By Amanda Hoover, Staff DECEMBER 12, 2016
  • Helping Children Deal with Stress

    January 11, 2017 | by Krista Scott | Health and Safety, Mental Health 2016 was in many ways, a year of big changes; 2017 will bring a lot of change too. As adults, we have developed ways to cope with stress and change—
  • Take Action Against an Undetectable Gas: It’s National Radon Action Month

    January 3, 2017 | by Andrew Roszak | Health and Safety, Safety This month we are acknowledging National Radon Action Month. We encourage you to test your home and workplace for radon. Radon is a naturally occurring radio
  • 4 Basic Newborn Breastfeeding Needs For the Holidays (Part 1)

    by Rita Brhel on December 12, 2016 In this first post of this two-part series, we identify the four basic needs of all breastfeeding babies during the first six weeks. This is a hard time of the year to have a new baby
  • Start Saving Money On These Newborn Essentials

    By Natalie Bracco November 15, 2016 Having a baby is an exciting time — and an expensive one! From cribs to car seats to strollers to highchairs, the bills can quickly mount. While many expectant parents are lucky enou
  • Practical tips for new moms

    Any new mom will tell you that it’s not easy. It sometimes takes a while to get into the groove of things, so any tips to making like easier are often welcomed. We spoke with Tracy Martin-Turgeon/Director of The Childr
  • Why Day Care for a Child Under 4 Costs More Than College

    November 3, 2016 • min read by Bob Sullivan To understand some of the difficulties facing America’s families today, you need to examine only one shocking data point: Day care for a single child under age four costs
  • Lack Of Child Care Rating Systems Leaves Parents In A Bind

    There are rating systems for hospitals, nursing homes and doctors. So why is it so hard to compare providers of child care? Part of the reason is that there are no nationally agreed-upon standards for what determines the
  • Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI

    CHILDREN CARED FOR by relatives or figures such as childminders experience fewer emotional and peer problems than children who are looked after by their parents full-time, according to a new report published today by the
  • Finally, Fathers May Get Changing Tables in Some Public Restrooms

    by Sheri Vettel on November 3, 2016 Before my baby-toting days, I was completely unaware of two things about public restrooms: First, there are several that still do not have changing tables in them. Period. Second, ther
  • The case for day care at the office

    Published: Oct 28, 2016 6:04 a.m. ET Though expensive to run, companies say they pay off in employee morale and retention By RACHEL FEINTZEIG One of the largest day-care centers in Atlanta has more than 66,000 square fee
  • Sibling relationships may influence younger child’s development, study says

    In large families, young kids can’t always get a lot of individual attention from parents – but healthy interactions with an older sibling might help compensate for that, a new study suggests. How older child
  • Early Childhood Poverty Damages Brain Development, Study Finds

    Children who are exposed to poverty at a young age often have trouble academically later in life. But according to new research out of the Washington University School of Medicine, poverty also appears to be associated w
  • Pastor tells kids waiting to see Santa that he doesn’t exist

    A pastor is under fire after recording himself telling children waiting in line to meet Santa Claus that the man in red does not exist. In the video posted to Facebook, pastor David Grisham, who claimed to be with Last F
  • 4 Tips For Helping Your Child Disconnect From The Electronic World

    Posted 3 months ago. Contributing Writer 85READS  Photo Credit: Amanda Golden Ever since Nintendo made the Pokemon Go video-game app available, young people have been exploring their communities with their eyes firmly f
  • Toddler’s ‘Scary’ Pants Banned From Preschool

    Rachel Grumman Bender 18 hours ago Comments Like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email A mom was told her toddler’s cartoon monster leggings were too scary for preschool. (Photo: Getty Images) A mom put her toddler in wha
  • Lack of sleep may disrupt development of a child’s brain

    Tuesday November 29 2016 Children need more sleep than adults “New brain scans reveal sleep deprivation damages children’s brains more than previously thought,” the Mail Online reports. Researchers meas
  • Toddler robots help solve how children learn

    Date: November 28, 2016 Source: Lancaster University Children may learn new words using the same method as robots. New research suggests that early learning is based not on conscious thought but on an automatic ability t
  • Healthier School Meals

    USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack talks to TFK SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 By TFK Kid Reporter Suraj Modi Print GETTY IMAGES The USDA program HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms help kids make healthy meal choices. Septembe
  • Child care center makes free Thanksgiving meal

    PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) – Bright Beginnings Child Care Center held its second annual Thanksgiving dinner for free on Sunday. Owners of the center said last year ended up being so successful they knew they had to d

    Thanksgiving is a special holiday: a whole day focused on spending time with loved ones and being thankful, without much of the commercialism that has crept into many other holidays. But before you pull up to the table t
  • The Power Of Environment

    As your child’s most important teacher, it is your job to create an environment that is not only secure, but rich with printed letters and numbers as well as physical objects he can observe and manipulate. These tools
  • How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother and Sister

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Wondering how to tell your kids a baby brother or sister is on the way and how they will react to the news? How children respond depends on their age, according to the Am
  • Exploring Play And Creativity in Children’s Tablet Use

    David Kleeman Strategist, analyst, author and speaker We often get mired in questions of whether media use is OK for children, long after family patterns and habits have been established. At some point, it makes sense to
  • 5 Ways To Help Misbehaving Kids

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