Parenting when a spouse passes away

Parenting when a spouse passes away

The death of a spouse holds the number one spot on the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory, and if you are a parent, this loss can be even more dramatic. Parents logically wish to buffer children against pain and grief, but when a spouse dies, they also need to take care...

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Mother’s stress during the first year of the child’s life is a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy

Mother’s stress during the first year of the child’s life is a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy

Researchers were able to identify mother’s perceived stress during the first year of the child’s life as a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy. According to the study recently published in the BMC Public Health specialist magazine, researchers from the UFZ, the University of Bristol and the Berlin Institute...

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Bottle feeding infants is associated with left-handedness

Bottle feeding infants is associated with left-handedness

Bottle feeding may play role in whether kids are left-handed, according to a new study. The study finds that the prevalence of left-handedness is lower among breastfed infants as compared to bottle-fed infants. The researchers identified this finding in about 60,000 mother-infant pairs and they accounted for known risk factors...

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Why do not your children like math?

Why do not your children like math?

Characteristics related to openness, such as intellectual curiosity and confidence, may make children more adept at math and reading than characteristics that describe conscientiousness, such as diligence and perseverance, a new study shows. “Our findings provide additional knowledge on the complex set of skills that interact and give rise to...

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A simple conversation with dad could convince sons to use condoms

A simple conversation with dad could convince sons to use condoms

Fathers can play in important role in promoting consistent and correct condom use among male adolescents, according to a small new study. According to sexually transmitted infection (STI) surveillance data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in fall 2018, the number of reportable STIs reached an all-time...

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Clear expectations of behavior, drop school suspensions  by as much as 10 percent

Clear expectations of behavior, drop school suspensions by as much as 10 percent

When students receive clear, consistent expectations of behavior, school suspensions drop by as much as 10 percent, a new study shows. To put that in context, more than 2.75 million K-12 students were suspended during the 2013 to 2014 school year. A 10 percent reduction means 275,000 more students were...

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Ensure your child is safe on the roads with these cycle tips

Ensure your child is safe on the roads with these cycle tips

It’s only natural for parents to worry about their child’s safety and when their beloved offspring is about to make their first journey on two wheels parents will understandably be anxious. But don’t despair, here are some simple tips and advice to calm your nerves and ensure that children are...

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Crosswords and its benefits in the education of children

Crosswords and its benefits in the education of children

Solving crosswords, is not just a thing for adults, from a young age produces short and long term benefits, facilitates learning, improves attention and concentration, since it stimulates different brain functions and cognitive skills necessary in the development of children. Then, before talking about the many benefits that crosswords represent...

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Should parents help their child with homework?

Should parents help their child with homework?

The short answer is “yes“! The parents should help their child with homework, yet the trick to success is doing it the right way! The best thing you can do as a parent is to try to find the right balance between being involved, but not too much involved in...

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Reasons why parents need to spend time playing with kids

Reasons why parents need to spend time playing with kids

It is easy for parents these days to make excuses that they can no longer spend time playing with their kids. They are too busy with work, and when they reach home, they are too tired to even get up from the couch. Regardless of how you feel like a...

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