How much screen time is appropriate for babies younger than 1 year old? None, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO). Babies shouldn’t get any screen time before their first birthday, and parents should limit toddlers' and preschoolers’ time with television, tablets, smartphones, and other electronic gadgets to an hour a day,… Continue reading WHO Issues Screen Time Guidelines for Kids Age 4 and Younger
Although numbers are rapidly increasing, the children of single parents still have a questionable role in society. Convention still rules as schools, religious establishments, the media and most government entities continue to define the ideal family as comprised of two happily married, heterosexual biological parents living with their children. Such conservative ideas can run afoul… Continue reading What Are The Effects On Children Of Single Parents?
One of the more popular trends and fashions in the last few years has been the gothic teen. The term “gothic” generally refers to an attitude and a lifestyle among many of today’s young people, but it manifests in a certain type of fashion and music that displays a dark attitude and outlook on life.… Continue reading Understanding Your Gothic Teen
Children can experience a variety of skin issues, from diaper rash and dry skin to sunburn, poison ivy, and bug bites. Fortunately, many of these problems can be treated with simple skin remedies — some you may already have in your home. Top Remedies for Skin Problems Learn which skin home remedies work best to… Continue reading 10 Skin Care Remedies for Kids – Kids' Health Center – Everyday Health
MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2011 — Some 10 percent of tweens and teens have exchanged sexually suggestive photos via phone, the Internet, or other electronic media, according to a new study just published in the journal Pediatrics. But even more — up to 39 percent, according to a survey by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen… Continue reading 20 Sexting Acronyms Every Parent Needs to Know
If you often head to the nearest trampoline park when your kids start bouncing off the walls at home, a recent study might give you second thoughts. Kids who get their jump on at trampoline parks are more likely to suffer a serious injury and require hospital admission than those who use trampolines at home,… Continue reading Serious Injuries in Children More Likely to Occur at Trampoline Parks, Not on Home Trampolines
When it comes to parenting girls versus. parenting boys, the “nature versus nurture” debate has been going on for centuries. Are boys and girls inherently different? Or do parents just raise them that way? A survey conducted by Newsweek in 1997 found that 61 percent of parents believe that the differences in boys and girls… Continue reading Parenting Boys Vs. Girls: How Different Is It?
A growing number of American children are putting on excess weight at very young ages, a new study has found. In 1998, 72.9 percent of kids entered kindergarten at a healthy weight, based on their body mass index (BMI), while 15.1 percent were overweight and 12 percent were obese. More than a decade later, the… Continue reading More Than 1 in 7 Kindergartners Obese, Study Finds
Being the oldest child in a family has its perks, and also its decided disadvantages. That child is the “lab rat”-of-the-pack, upon which the parents have to test all of their scientific, experimental or experiential theories. Baby will have a natural, vaginal birth! Cloth diapers! A perfect nursery! Hundreds of photos posted on the baby’s… Continue reading Helping Your First Overcome The Oldest-Child Syndrome
In a safety communication issued on June 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers not to put neck floats on babies for water therapy interventions, especially babies who have developmental delays or special needs, such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome, or cerebral… Continue reading FDA Warns Parents and Healthcare Providers Against the Use of Baby Neck Floats