Most parents would agree that one of the of the biggest modern parenting challenges is monitoring a child’s online activity. A new study appearing in the Journal of Child and Family Studies found that parents spend more time talking with kids about the mechanics of using their mobile devices than they do about what their
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
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.
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
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
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.
Actor Beverley Mitchell, who rose to fame as Lucy on 7th Heaven, recently revealed on Instagram and her blog, Growing Up Hollywood, that she suffered a miscarriage in 2018. View this post on Instagram So much to be grateful for!!! Sharing a little bit about the past few months, a little heartache, a miscarriage, and healing!
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
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
‘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
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
If you thought your friend’s house on the other side of town was far away, you have clearly not read the book How Far is Far?, published by Pratham Books. Read it here and climb the Magic Math Ladder to get from where you are to the top of Mount Everest, to Kashmir, to the
A series of reports from five cities across the US found that young children and their parents are healthier when they are able to afford basic needs. New research published by Children’s HealthWatch, headquartered at Boston Medical Center, highlights the need for policymakers to improve access to and effectiveness of programs that enable all families
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
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
We all know women are judged much more harshly than men. It seems we’re always perceived as too loud or too quiet, too reserved or too domineering, too nice or too cold. But somehow, mothers are judged even more harshly than any of us. There’s this idea floating around that there is one perfect type
Kristen Bell dressed up as Elsa from Frozen for Halloween — for the second year in a row. Yep, we know she voiced Anna in the film, not Elsa. What gives? Well, it turns out one of her daughters demanded Bell be Elsa again "to match her." Bell posted a hilarious shot of herself on
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
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
On Shah Rukh Khan’s 53rd birthday, take a look at a few things he has said about parenting. Shah Rukh Khan’s overwhelming love for children is not secret to any of us, thanks to the countless times he has gushed about his family in his interviews and speeches. On the occasion of his 53rd birthday,