Category: Kids Health

When it comes to kids and creativity, less is more

Too often, society and the educational system overlook creativity in favor of academic achievement. But a creative child can change the world — and creating is so much more than just “making stuff.” “The root word ‘create’ actually means ‘to grow,'” educator and curriculum developer Allison Wilson told SheKnows. “The act of being creative naturally

With a classic (& Disney-approved) baby name to boot

America Ferrera and husband Ryan Piers Williams are now the proud parents of a little boy — adorably named Sebastian, Ferrera announced on Instagram. No word yet on the origins of the adorable baby name, although we’re betting/hoping it’s because of a deep-rooted affinity for Disney’s The Little Mermaid. When 2 become 3… Welcome Sebastian

No need for high-dose vitamin D in infants: study

Tripling the dose of vitamin D supplementation for babies does not make their bones any stronger by age two, according to a study in Finland published Tuesday. Vitamin D is essential because it helps the body absorb calcium. It is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight, but as many as 40 percent

When my dad died, my kids saved me

I remember the day my parents told me about my father’s diagnosis very clearly. He had fought cancer on and off for 11 years, and it had gotten to the point that there wasn’t much more the doctors could do. I’d always known that losing a parent would be tough, but I hadn’t expected it

Yes, you can convince your toddler to eat this

Providing toddlers with healthy sustenance can be quite a challenge for many parents. One day, they love something, the next day, they toss it to the dog. They want to snack all the time, but they won’t sit down for a meal. They put everything their mouths… except actual food. And if you’ve got a

The latest Bachelorette baby is here

Babies > roses, especially when they’re this cute, right? Ali Fedotowsky, who starred in the sixth season of The Bachelorette, has given birth to her second child, a boy, with her husband, Kevin Manno. The couple broke the exciting news on Instagram on Thursday. “Our sweet boy has arrived! Born 5/24, 12:57am at 21.5 inches

Nature names are huge for 2018 babies

You’ve heard the names Wolf, River and Rose — and chances are you know a child (or three) with one of these nature names. But if you’re looking for fresh choices for an upcoming bundle of joy, check out these of-the-earth monikers that are trending right now. Popular baby name website Nameberry regularly reports on the

Is Saint Kanye's twin in this pic or what?

Kim Kardashian West is one proud mama for sure — and not one to shy from sharing her life and family on social media. Yesterday, she shared a super-cuddly shot of North, 4, and Saint, 2, at bath time that reveals just how much Saint takes after his papa, Kanye West. West and Saint are

Suicide ideation, attempts increasing among U.S. children

(HealthDay)—From 2008 to 2015 there was an increase in encounters for suicide ideation (SI) and suicide attempts (SAs) among U.S. children, according to a study published online May 16 in Pediatrics. Gregory Plemmons, M.D., from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., and colleagues used a retrospective analysis of administrative billing data from the

Hyper, cranky kids? These foods may help

At some point, we’ve all sat back and admired a kid’s bouncing-off-the-walls energy. We’ve probably also watched tantrums unfold, perhaps with wonder at a child’s ability to just lay it all out there. A little hyperactivity and the occasional meltdown are normal in children, of course; that’s part of childhood as kids navigate how to experience

Baby Legend is here — but is his name "Urban"??

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s adorable family just got a little bigger. Teigen announced Wednesday May 16 that their second child, a baby boy, had arrived: “Somebody’s herrrrrrre!” she tweeted, tossing up some baby-bottle-emoji confetti for good measure. Teigen is the ultimate multitasker. In addition to being the coolest mom on the playground, she hosts

Blessed be the fruit: Mrs. Waterford is pregnant IRL

May the Lord open… the URL to Yvonne Strahovski’s Instagram feed so you may behold her baby bump bounty. The Handmaid’s Tale actor announced the good news on Friday that she is pregnant with a very sweet belly pic. I am very excited to finally be able to share my special news – I’m going

Adorable Italian baby names you’ll love

Italy is a magical place. Between the food, the language, and the culture, it’s a dream destination for many travelers. The country has a lot to offer, not the least of which is its gorgeous names. Maybe it’s the lyrical quality that they tend to have, or just the romance of the country lending itself

Shakespearean baby names that will melt your heart

“What’s in a name?” William Shakespeare famously wrote in his play Romeo and Juliet. A whole lot, it turns out — at least if you’re looking at the names Shakespeare used in his plays. Widely considered to be the greatest playwright in history, Shakespeare’s works are wildly celebrated even today, more than four centuries since