Category: Kids Health

Quick dessert recipes for your child’s birthday

Is it your child’s birthday party or are the kids just craving some desserts? Here are three quick and easy recipes, with the goodness of Nutella, Oreo and ice-cream…you just can’t go wrong! By Chef Akshay Nayyar NO BAKE NUTELLA CHEESECAKE A tip: This recipe has no added gelatin and that is why it is

Study Reveals Your Child’s Crayons May Contain a Toxic Chemical

When parents think of hidden dangers in their home, they rarely (if ever) consider… crayons?! But a consumer interest group — the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund — is warning parents to do just that. The group recently discovered that some green crayons packaged and sold under the name Playskool Crayons contained tremolite,

Mothers of twins, this is your life

Being a parent of twins is like running a marathon you didn’t train for. Suddenly, two very cute, very small beings depend on you — at the same time. You may feel like nobody knows your struggle. But when you meet other twin parents, you form an instant connection because you recognize each other’s invisible

How 10 Parents Give Their Kids Downtime

Wake up. Get dressed. Eat breakfast. School drop-off. Soccer for one kid. Gymnastics for the other. Dinner. Homework. Sleep. If this kind of super-regimented routine sounds familiar, well, that’s no surprise. Today, children under 12 have precipitously less free time than any generation before theirs, as unstructured play and moments of respite have taken a

Recognizing early childhood speech problems

(HealthDay)—You eagerly await baby’s first words and delight at his growing vocabulary. But that excitement may cause you to miss speech problems that should be corrected quickly. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), many parents don’t know common warning signs of speech problems or that they’re easier to correct before age 4. At 12

Pediatric ward noise at night exceeds recommended levels

(HealthDay)—Children and their mothers have poorer quality sleep in pediatric hospital wards than they do at home, and this may be due to significantly raised sound levels in the hospital, according to a study published online July 17 in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Rosanna Bevan, B.M.B.S., from the University of Southampton in the

Safeguarding fetal brain health in pregnancies complicated by CHD

Yao Wu, a research postdoctoral fellow in the Developing Brain Research Laboratory at Children’s National Health System, has received a Thrasher Research Fund early career award to expand knowledge about regions of the fetal brain that are vulnerable to injury from congenital heart disease (CHD) during pregnancy. CHD, the most common birth defect, can have

Madonna Totally Loves Being a Soccer Mom

Madonna has had many monikers over the years: Material Girl, Madge and Queen of Pop, just to name a few. But the title of "soccer mom" just might be her favorite yet. Of course, in true Madonna style, she’s taken the role of soccer mom to the next level by moving to Portugal so her

The Mom's Guide to Seattle

Are you, like me, a parent who’s really into coffee, seafood and Nirvana? Do you, like me, have a child who’s really into… well, Nirvana at least? If yes, then why aren’t you on a flight to Seattle already? If no, still get on that flight. Because even if you’re not a rabid fan of

How to Coexist (& Co-parent) With Your Kids’ Stepmother

My ex-husband and his new wife were a picture-perfect couple. So much so that they were photographed for the cover of Crain’s Chicago Business magazine. They were featured in an article about how stepparents are supposedly either relegated to support status or are simply invisible.  But his new wife wasn’t invisible. She posed with him

Legit Job Tips for Work-From-Home Parents

As a work-from-home parent, I find the thought of putting on "work clothes" and traveling beyond the four walls of my house to earn a living pretty grim. Don’t get me wrong — working from home can be challenging, frustrating and exhausting, and it’s not suited to everyone. But in my experience, the cons far