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Can Giving Alcohol To Your Teens Teach Them To Drink Responsibly?

Many parents give alcohol to their teenagers in the hope that this would teach them alcohol responsibility. Researchers followed nearly 2,000 teenagers to find out if the practice can indeed protect kids from binge drinking.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 2018

Ohio Mom Gets Death Threats After Posting Fake Photo Of 'Pierced' Baby

An Ohio woman is being accused of bad parenting for posting a photo of her child on social media with a 'pierced' cheek. However, the mother claims that it was really meant to protest the practice of having children pierced.

Culture July 10, 2017

Do Fathers Treat Daughters Better Than Sons? Study Shows Differences In How Dads Treat Children

Fathers treat daughters and sons differently as shown by the way they speak to and play with their kids. Researchers said the difference in parental treatments may shape the personalities of the children.

Feature | Health May 29, 2017

Parents' Smartphone Obsession May Affect Children's Behavior

If you’re wondering why your child has been acting up lately, it may have something to do with you spending too much time on your smartphone. A new study linked child behavior problems to parents' heavy use of digital technology.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2017

Old-School Parenting, Health Methods From Grandparents Could Put Kids At Risk: Find Out How

Grandparents raising their grandchildren typically rely on old-school parenting techniques, which are outdated and in conflict with the latest child care guidelines and recommendations. Old health care method and practices can be harmful to children and lead to parenting mistakes.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2017

Less Spanking, More Positive Parenting: New Study Highlights Perks Of Being An Older Mother

A new Danish study has found that 'older' women are more likely to handle parenting better than their younger counterparts. Here are some likely benefits of delaying motherhood according to the research.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Parents Live Longer Than Childless People: Why Having Children Is Tied To Longevity

Fathers and mothers are more likely to live longer than their childless peers. Swedish researchers offered some possible explanations why having children is linked with extended lifespan.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2017

Children Who Watch Too Much TV May Face Lower School Readiness: Study

Parents who worry that their children are watching too much TV may find their concerns justified when it comes to the impact on academic skills. More than two hours of screen time proved to affect school readiness in kindergartens.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2017

The Best Baby Apps Every Parent Needs For Their Newborn

From editing cute pictures to tracking feedings, these are the best apps for babies that every parent needs to download.

Apps/Software February 23, 2017

BusyKid Is The App For Tracking Chores Where Children Learn How To Make Money

BusyKid is a new platform that allows parents to track chores and pay allowances to their children, who in turn learn about earning, saving and spending.

Apps/Software February 15, 2017

Are First-borns Smarter Than Their Siblings? Study Says Yes

Children who were born first are generally smarter than their younger siblings, but not because of genetics, a new study suggests. Researchers said it's all because of the advantages first-borns receive from parents.

Neuroscience February 12, 2017

Many Parents Don’t Know When To Keep Sick Kids Home From School: Survey

According to a new national poll, parents' reactions to their children's sickness differ significantly when it comes to kids missing school. Two of the factors weighing in this decision are the age of the kids and the seriousness of the symptoms.

Public Health January 18, 2017

Parents Spend 9 Hours A Day On Their Phone, TV Screens

Before you can scold your kids from spending too much time online, a new study suggests you may have to check your habits first. Researchers found most parents spend around nine hours a day glued to their phone or TV screens.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 7, 2016

Bundle Of Cuteness: Mom Cradles Separated Twin For First Time A Week After 27-Hour Surgery

Nicole McDonald, mother of the conjoined twins who underwent a separation surgery, has held one of her sons. The touching moment happened one week after the operation was performed.

Public Health October 24, 2016

Parental Smartphone Use Affects Kids: Here’s How Plugged-In Parenting May Cause Tension In The Family

Digital connectivity of parents and caregivers during family time could be associated with cognitive and emotional tension. In a recent study, researchers found fewer interactions and less quality time spent among subjects and their children.

Life & Style October 18, 2016

Dosing Errors With Kids' Liquid Medicine Common Among Parents

Most parents in the United States unknowingly give too much or too little liquid medicine to their kids, a new study suggests. Such errors in dosing can have negative consequences, researcher said.

Medicine September 13, 2016

Fans Can Now Rent The ‘Full House’ Home: Here’s How Much It Costs

The house that is featured in shots of ‘Full House’ and ‘Fuller House’ is available for rent, but it comes with a large price tag.

Movies/TV Shows September 9, 2016

Study Says Parents Are Still Making These Major Mistakes When It Comes To Babies' Sleep Safety

A new study found that parents are placing babies in unsafe sleeping environments by having them sleep in cribs with potentially harmful bedding and accessories, as well as not placing them on their backs.

Public Health August 15, 2016

This Mom-Created Emoji App Lets Women Express What Motherhood Is Really Like

EmojiMom is the emoji keyboard app for iOS that allows women to better express to their friends and family what pregnancy and motherhood is really like.

Life & Style August 8, 2016

Netflix And The Jim Henson Company Team Up For New Vocabulary Children’s Series ‘Word Party’ With A Modern Spin On Puppetry

Series creator and the Jim Henson Company CEO discuss the new Netflix animated series ‘Word Party,’ which teaches toddlers vocabulary.

Movies/TV Shows July 7, 2016

Sperm-Donor Kids Ask About Their Biological Fathers At Age Three

Where's my daddy? Sperm-donor kids are asking questions about their biological fathers starting at 3 years old. The new research is the first to study the emotions of donor-conceived children.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 4, 2016

Disney Launches Social Media App With Short-Form Videos For Kids

Disney launched a new and safe social media app for kids on June 30. The app features short-form videos and GIFs for children.

Apps/Software July 1, 2016

Effects Of Perfectionism: How Intrusive Parenting Is Harmful To Children

Parents often push their kids to excel in school in pursuit of good grades. However, new research suggests that this type of parenting may be harmful to children. How does it affect youngsters?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2016

The Octopus Smartwatch For Kids Teaches Them Responsibility So Parents Don’t Have To

This smartwatch for kids teaches them how to be independent and responsible, while parents can set a routine to provide structure.

Wearable Tech June 23, 2016

Supportive Parenting Linked To Richer, Happier Children Later In Life

A new Japanese study found that children who grew up with 'supportive parenting' — which focuses on giving positive attention and care — became richer, happier and smarter later in life. See the different parenting techniques assessed in the research.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2016

Mom Shocked To Find Drugs In Daughter's Room ... But More Surprised They Were Really These

One teen shares her mom's shock when her mom thinks she has found drugs in her daughter's room -- but it was actually these toys.

Viral June 9, 2016

Kids With ADHD Have More Trouble Getting Deep Sleep: Study

A new study in Denmark provides evidence that kids with ADHD find it more difficult to sleep than other kids. The research could help experts develop long-term treatments.

Neuroscience May 6, 2016

Kids Whose Caregivers' Eyes Wander During Bonding Time May Grow Up With Shorter Attention Span

Latest study finds that there is a strong direct correlation between the attention given by parents or caregivers and the attention span of children.

Life & Style May 3, 2016

Samsung Bedtime VR Stories Lets You Read Bedtime Stories From Anywhere: Yes, It's A Thing

Samsung Bedtime VR Stories is a novel concept introduced by the company that lets a parent share a bedtime story with the child, through a virtual world, when they are away. Although the thought behind the product is beautiful, the concept seems to be having more cons than pros.

Wearable Tech April 30, 2016

Research Shows Why Disciplinary Spanking Isn't Good For Your Child

Research shows that spanking is not good for children. There are a variety of reasons why and these include defiance, absence of compliance and anti-social behaviors among many others.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2016

Overall Health, Well-Being No Different Among Kids With Same-Sex Parents And Kids With Opposite-Sex Parents

A study showed that the overall health of kids raised by same-sex parents has no difference with those who were raised by opposite-sex families. The study also found that children with positive parent-child relationships have better general health.

Life April 19, 2016

Prehistoric Arthropod Carried Its Babies Around Like Swirling Kites

The ancient arthropod A.spinosus carried its young in pouches tethered to its body making them appear like swirling kites. This parenting strategy is unique but eventually became extinct.

Animals April 5, 2016

Babies Judge Emotional Reactions Of Adults: Study

Are babies smart? Two related studies show they are more than perceptive of anger – they can adjust to it.

Life March 24, 2016

Kiddle Search Engine Is The Google For Kids

Kiddle is the search engine tailored for children that brings up only suitable content using Google safe search.

Internet February 25, 2016

Sensitive Parenting May Help Babies Combat The Effects Of Maternal Depression

Showing sensitivity buffers infants from the impacts of maternal depression. The key is to employ a parenting strategy that is highly responsive to the needs of the baby.

Life February 16, 2016

Depressed Parents May Negatively Affect Child's Performance In School

Kids are likely to perform poorly in school and get lower grades if at least one parent suffers from depression. Experts said depressed parents should seek help if they want to protect their kids.

Life February 4, 2016

Nine In 10 Toddlers Not Getting Enough Exercise: Tips To Get Kids Moving

Nine out of 10 toddlers in the United Kingdom are not getting enough exercise, a new report revealed. With that, health experts are calling on the Government to develop policies that involve exercising for kids aged five and below.

Life January 21, 2016

Kids Who Eat Vegetables As Likely To Eat Junk Food: How To Encourage Healthy Eating In Children

A new study revealed that little kids who eat veggies and fruits are still likely to eat junk food. With that, experts say encouraging your kids to eat healthy and avoid junk food is the way to go.

Life January 12, 2016

Bullied Children Likely To Grow Up As Unhealthy Adults: How Parents Can Prevent Bullying

Parents must take measures to stop bullying behavior whether their child is being bullied or is the one doing the bullying. Here is a list of things to look out for.

Society January 4, 2016

Best Apps For Expectant Moms: Full Term, Sprout Pregnancy, CineMama, BellySnaps and More

Expectant moms now have handy apps to help them with prenatal support. Let's take a look at some of the best ones available to help expecting parents during their exciting new journey.

Apps/Software December 26, 2015

Worries, Outlook In US Parenting Linked To Family Income

Parental worries in America are based on family income, a new survey found. More than philosophies and values, parenting and outlook on children's wellness are now highly related to how much the parents are earning.

Society December 19, 2015

Pediatrician Shows How To Effectively Calm A Crying Baby [Video]

A pediatrician from California shows the best way to instantly soothe a crying baby. He said the technique usually works and does wonders for parents.

Life December 5, 2015

Too Many Friends On Facebook May Cause Depression In Teens: What Parents Can Do To Ease Social Media Stress

To help alleviate social media stress, parents are urged by experts to sign up for and participate in social networks that their teenagers are on. They should also encourage their kids to put their phones down from time to time.

Life November 21, 2015

Your Parenting Style May Affect Your Child's Obesity Risk

A Canadian study suggested that parenting and poverty are both crucial predictors of childhood obesity risk. The large nationwide study, however, was criticized for focusing on behaviors rather than the more pervasive impact of poverty on children's health.

Life November 17, 2015

Parents Of Firstborn Son More Generous With Money

The gender of two people's firstborn child influences their generosity to charity, a new study revealed. Parents whose firstborn is a boy are more generous, researchers said.

Society November 16, 2015

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