Tag: kids

How Kim Kardashian Really Feels About Having 4 Kids

Kim Kardashian grew up in a large family; she’s one of Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner’s four children, and one of nine in total counting her half-siblings. And now, Kim is forming quite the brood of her own: The reality star and Kayne West are preparing for life as a family of six. But how

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

In California, some doctors sell ‘medical exemptions’ for kids’ vaccinations

(HealthDay)—A handful of California doctors are making hay off anti-vaccine parents, charging hundreds of dollars to issue medical exemptions for required childhood vaccinations, a new study claims. In 2015, California passed a law eliminating personal belief exemptions for vaccinations that kids must receive before they can attend public school. In the years since, there’s been

Try Small ‘Bites’ to Get Kids to Exercise

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — Kids take their cues from mom and dad, so it only makes sense to participate with them when teaching them the merits of exercise. Couch potato kids are a real concern. The College of New Jersey exercise science professor Avery Faigenbaum defined the term exercise-deficit disorder — or EDD —

How to Prepare Kids With Hay Fever for School

Hay fever is just a fancy way of saying allergies — those stereotypical allergies with sneezing, a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. While it’s common to be on the lookout for these allergies in the spring when nature is in bloom, it’s not uncommon for kids to experience the same symptoms year-round. "You can

Making MRI scans safer for kids

When it comes to medical imaging, pediatric radiologist and biomedical engineer Shreyas Vasanawala knows that kids aren’t the same as adults. Vasanawala, MD, Ph.D., professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, has spent the last 10 years studying how to improve magnetic resonance imaging scans for his smallest, wiggliest patients. Now, he’s putting his

5 Things to consider when it comes to your kid’s teeth

Does tooth decay in baby teeth really matter? When should kids start brushing? What’s the best braces options? Orthodontist Dr Schwartz answers your biting questions. Tooth brushing routine Start cleaning your baby’s teeth as soon as the first tooth appears using a wet cloth or a small children’s toothbrush with water. From toddler-hood, encourage littlies

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

Obese kids: Not all hope is lost

For many young children who are obese, the future might not be as grim as previously thought, a University of Michigan study suggests. According to U-M researchers, one-third of U.S. children with obesity in kindergarten achieve a lower weight status at least once through childhood, and 22 percent of these kids experience persistent remission 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

TECH Parenting Can Limit Negative Impact of Media on Kids

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 — The talk, educate, co-view, and house rules (TECH) parenting framework can promote positive and specific media parenting behaviors that could help mitigate the potential negative impacts of media consumption for youth, according to an article published in the July issue of Pediatrics. Joy Gabrielli, Ph.D., from Dartmouth College in Hanover,