Category: Kids Health

Online CBT helps children with stomach pains

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) online can be useful in treating gastrointestinal disorders in children when no physical cause can be found. This is the viewpoint of researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that is described in a new study published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. About 13 per cent of all children suffer

The Best & Worst Holiday Foods for Pregnant People

When it’s the holiday season, one thing’s for certain: You may be faced with pie. In fact, you may want to dig into a slice of pecan pie every hour on the hour until Santa shows up. And guess what. If you’re pregnant, those holiday cravings — pie or otherwise — are likely raging wild.

The Best Dolls for Boys — & Why They Matter

It might be news to toy stores that label their aisles “boys toys” and “girls toys” (or grandparents who insist your daughter would really like a miniature vacuum cleaner for her birthday while your son needs a train set), but kids don’t care about gender. And if they do, it’s because we have conditioned them

6 Ways to Guarantee Your Kids Have Fun on Vacation

Vacations are supposed to be fun for the whole family, but parents and kids sometimes have different definitions of “fun.” Luckily, with a little bit of planning, you can make sure the whole gang has a blast on your getaway. From booking a stay at a resort that caters to kids to making some adjustments

A Princess Kylie for Meghan & Harry? Prince Charles Says Maybe

Not surprisingly, Meghan (née Markle), the pregnant Duchess of Sussex, and her husband, Prince Harry, fielded endless baby name suggestions during their recent royal tour to Australia. “My son Harry tells me that during their recent tour of Australia he and his wife were offered… thoughtful suggestions for the naming of their baby,” Charles said.

Why I’m Teaching My Kid Not to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, but I won’t be celebrating this year. And I’ll be teaching my toddler son exactly why I’m killing this holiday — in my heart at least. Because exactly what is there to celebrate again? I have always loved Thanksgiving. There’s something about a day filled with food without the pressure to

Don’t Miss These Signs of Toxic Parenting

The parenting gig is tough, and there’s no one-size-fits all manual for how to do it; we all have to figure things out as we go along. So we do the best we can — and we all screw up at one point or another. That’s totally normal. The problem? When our screw-ups turn into

Adorable Thanksgiving-Themed Crafts Your Little Turkeys Will Love

‘Tis the season of crunchy fall leaves, PSLs, and never-ending to-do lists! Yes, as much as we love warming our hearts (and bellies!) during Thanksgiving, the holiday can be downright stressful among the grocery shopping, meal planning and decorating. (Not to mention all the mental and emotional preparation required before seeing that uncle. You know

12 Gifts for the Mom Expecting Her 2nd (or 6th) Child

Finding the perfect gift for a mom who’s expecting her second (or third or fourth or — *gulp* — fifth or more) child can be tough. She probably already has all the newborn necessities, like a crib and a high chair and whatnot, plus a million other things she never really needed in the first

New findings add twist to screen time limit debate

Many parents want to know how much time their kids should be spending in front of screens, whether it’s their smartphones, tablets or TV. For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics had suggested a limit of two hours a day of TV for children and teens. But after screen time started to include phones and

Ways to Be a Great Parent While You Travel

When we think of travel, we typically think of far-away gorgeous places and longed-for relaxation. A cocktail? A beach? A historic cobblestone street? Really, the world is your oyster.  But when your travel necessitates being away from your kids — regardless of whether it’s for work or pleasure — it becomes significantly more complicated. How

Differences in intent of pediatric injuries underscore importance of safe firearm storage

Firearm-related injuries are a leading cause of injury and death in children and adolescents. Knowing more about the differences in the intent of pediatric firearm-related injury, for instance, unintentional injuries compared with injuries related to assault, can guide injury-prevention efforts. The study abstract, “Emergency Department Visits for Pediatric Firearm-Related Injury: By Intent of Injury,” will

Injury to a parent can lead to sleep issues in children and teens

Research has shown that getting a good night’s sleep plays an important role in children’s growth and development, both physically and emotionally. When children face an unsettling experience, such as the injury of a parent, it can alter their sleep habits, according to new research being presented at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National