Tag: parents

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse parents slam Watchdog allergen probe findings

‘It’s a shambles.. it makes me very angry’: Family of girl, 15, who died from allergic reaction after eating Pret sandwich slam findings of new probe that shows bakeries still flouting labelling rules Reporters from BBC1’s Watchdog Live posed as customers with food allergies  Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Asda found to have incorrect and confusing information

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

Should Parents Care What Their Teen Wears?

"I can’t believe she goes out dressed like that."  "I wish she’d dress more appropriately." "She’s showing off far too much skin." These are all things I’ve heard parents of teenage girls say. I’m still a few years away from that stage with my own daughter, but I’ve seen firsthand how much tension can be

Depressed teens, depressed parents

The bond between parent and child extends far beyond sharing similar looks or behaviors, as symptoms of depression in teens and parents appear to be linked, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. When a teen’s depression improved through treatment, so did depression experienced by his or her parent,

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

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

Parents: Think twice before you pressure your picky eater

Seriously, does anyone really like peas? More importantly, should parents pressure kids to eat them anyway, and does it hurt or help the child? Parents struggle mightily with this question, and a recent University of Michigan study clears up some of the confusion, says Julie Lumeng, director of the U-M Center for Human Growth and

Parents’ Childhood Affects Their Children’s Behavioral Health

TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 — Parents’ adverse childhood events (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction, can impact their children’s lives, according to a study published online July 9 in Pediatrics. Adam Schickedanz, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of California in Los Angeles, and colleagues assessed whether parents’ ACEs confer intergenerational risk to their

Parents Urged to ‘Look Before You Lock’ Cars

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 — With 21 confirmed child vehicular heatstroke deaths already recorded this year in the United States, KidsAndCars.org is urging parents to be extra vigilant during changes in routine brought about by summer holidays. On average, 37 children die in hot cars in the United States every year. In 2017, 43 young

Lifetime sentence: Incarcerated parents impact youth behavior

A new study published in Pediatrics found that young adults who had a parent incarcerated during their childhood are more likely to skip needed healthcare, smoke cigarettes, engage in risky sexual behaviors, and abuse alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs. These findings have potentially broad impact, as over five million U.S. children have had a parent

George And Amal Clooney Just Won Parenting With This Latest Hack

It’s official: George and Amal Clooney have mastered the art of parenting. On a recent long-haul flight from the US to the UK, the high-profile couple handed out noise-cancelling headphones to their first-class co-passengers.  The reason for their generosity? To pre-empt any issues with their six-month-old twins, Ella and Alexander. According to US Weekly, the

Separating children from parents can have significant health consequences, psychologist says

The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy has led to more than 2,300 children being separated from their parents. While the administration on Wednesday reversed course to allow migrant families to avoid separation by being detained together, the sad truth is that for some children damage has already been done, according to Michael A. Southam-Gerow,

Parents have concerns over food allergy precautions at schools

(HealthDay)—A substantial portion of parents whose children have food allergies have concerns over the safety of their child at school, according to a study published online May 12 in BMC Pediatrics. S. Shahzad Mustafa, M.D., from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York, and colleagues conducted an electronic survey of