Category: Kids Health

How to Old Is Too Old to Trick or Treat

Pin Kids love Halloween — or at least the dressing up and getting candy part. But should teens or even college-age kids really be out there trick-or-treating with the little kids?  Child psychologist Michele Borba tells SheKnows that while there’s no one-size strict age cutoff, most kids decide that between 12 and 17 they feel

The cranky Indian prince who invented kung fu

We in India have no record of this prince, but Chinese chronicles of the Shaolin temple tell us this legend. By Archana Garodia Gupta and Shruti Garodia In the 5th (or 6th) century AD, a prince lived in South India (perhaps a Pallava?). His brothers conspired against him and took away his throne. This prince

Your Parenting Horoscope for October

It’s officially fall! October appears to be quite the complex month: countless, diverse energies are going to clutter the sky. Some will be supporting you; some others will be limiting you. But never fear, Venus is here! The planet of love is retrograde in Scorpio, says Southern California based Wayne Gonzalez, third-generation astrologer. "The new

Prevalence of TBI 2.5 percent among U.S. children

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is 2.5 percent among U.S. children, and TBI is associated with several health conditions, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in JAMA Pediatrics. Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, Ph.D., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues examined the lifetime prevalence of TBI in

First-born children more likely to learn about sex from parents

Birth order may play a significant role in how children learn about sex, especially for boys, according to a new study published in the journal Sex Education. Researchers found that first-born children were more likely to report parental involvement in sex education than later-born children, a pattern which was especially pronounced in men. Led by

Guess Which Celeb Mom Has Words About Mommy Wine Culture?

Busy Philipps isn’t one to keep her cards close to her chest. Philipps — the longtime BFF of actor Michelle Williams — dished to Parents magazine in her cover story for the November issue about motherhood, marriage and body image.  As usual, the always-candid Philipps didn’t hold back. She said she and husband Marc Silverstein

How Gwyneth Paltrow Overcame Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is far too common. According to the American Psychological Association, 1 out of every 7 women has experienced — or will experience — PPD. And celebrities are certainly not immune. In fact, in recent years, numerous models, singers, actors and musicians have spoken out about their own struggles — including Gwyneth Paltrow. In

This Is Your 1-Stop Shop For Your Kid's Halloween Costume

Consider your kid’s Halloween outfit shopping done. Whether they want to go all out in a full-blown costume or just rock festive add-ons or accessories, H&M is the destination for kids’ Halloween gear. Better yet, the retailer is making costume shopping easier than ever, ensuring your kid’s options are limitless for creating a Halloween look

Gisele Bündchen Got Breast Implants After Stopping Breastfeeding

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen may be known for her looks, but she recently admitted she hasn’t always been happy about her appearance. In fact, in an interview with People, Bündchen said her self-esteem plummeted after breastfeeding her two children because her breasts ended up much smaller — and more uneven — than before she began

Confessions of a Former Cutter

The first time I took a blade to my wrist, I was 15 years old. I don’t why I did it. I’ve scoured old journals for clues. I’ve read through dozens of sheets of angsty poetry in the hope of finding answers, and I’ve thought about it time and time again. But the why eludes me

Maternity Must-Haves to Help You Survive Every Trimester

You get a positive pregnancy test, and immediately, your mind starts reeling. How? What? Why? A tiny human is going to exit my body?! (OK maybe not "how" — that part is usually pretty self-explanatory.) But topping the question list is likely, "How on Earth am I going to get through the next nine months?"

Why yelling isn’t the best way to discipline your child

Scolding or spanking children can impact their cognitive and emotional development.  Parents yelling at and punishing their children in order to discipline them isn’t exactly a rare sight in our country. Parents, more often than not, tend to get impatient and exhausted with their children’s unruly behaviour. In such cases, their best resort to teach

Why It's Important to Let Your Kid Fail

Standardized tests; extracurriculars; instilling a can-do, stick-with-it attitude — much of parenting trends’ focus in recent years has been on raising kids with drive and ambition: kids who will succeed. But the truth is that failure is inevitable along the road to success.  Are we giving our children the wrong message when we tell them

Are the Kardashian 'Triplets' Poised to Take Over the World?

No, they’re not literal Kardashian triplets. Calm down, all of you.  Stormi, Chicago and True are first cousins, not sisters — but their being born so close together has the world referring to them as the "triplets" of the Kardashian-Jenner family tree. We’re asking all the pertinent questions, like: Was this planned? Are these adorable

When Should You Call CPS on Someone?

It seems like we only hear about Child Protective Services when terrible things happen. Like the five kids in Lansing, Michigan, who were locked in a “dungeon” without food, water or a chance to use the bathroom for days at a time over a period of at least six years. Naturally, Michigan CPS came under

Adopt these hygienic habits for better baby care

Here are some tips on to ensure your baby is growing in a clean, disease-free environment. By Shish Kharesiya Good hygiene is the key to good health, for both you and your baby. Babies, especially until the age of two years, are highly vulnerable to infections and very likely to pick up diseases from their