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Visiting Out-of-Town Relatives with Children

Visiting Out-of-Town Relatives with Children

Visiting friends and a long lost relatives in other cities is often a great break for parents.  As nice as these visits may be, it’s difficult for children to be on their best behavior. In fact, [...]

Top Baby and Toddler Toys for 2015

Top Baby and Toddler Toys for 2015

  I remember when my daughter, then 3, woke on Christmas morning to find a gift under the tree we thought she’d love. It was a beautiful toy kitchen, and although she played with that for [...]

Empathetic Teens Handle Stress Better

Empathetic Teens Handle Stress Better

The more empathetic a child is the better they cope with stress.  This is the conclusion of a recent survey of more than 1500 Spanish students between the ages of 12 and 15 years. Researchers found [...]

Flu Vaccine for Children

Flu Vaccine for Children

Should your child be getting a flu vaccine? Flu Vaccines Hi. I’m Joanne Wilson with The Parent Report. Now that fall is officially here, we can count on one thing.  More colds and flues.  It’s why [...]

Fast Food Affects Kids’ Immune System

Fast Food Affects Kids’ Immune System

A recent European study of nearly a half a million children in 50 countries has concluded that fast food consumed by children three or more times a week impairs immune function, increasing the risk of asthma [...]

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

When it comes to higher grades for our children, many parents resort to tutors and longer homework hours, but a better approach might be to increase recess time. Studies show a direct link between more exercise [...]

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Negative sibling relationship are strongly linked to aggressive, anti-social behavior and even delinquency and substance abuse later in life, according to research out of the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development.   However, improving [...]

Early Intervention Helps Autistic Children

Early Intervention Helps Autistic Children

According to a recent study, children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder can benefit from early intervention as early as 18 months. The study, out of the UC Davis MIND Institute in Sacramento, California says that certain [...]

Flame Retardant Harmful to Fetuses

Flame Retardant Harmful to Fetuses

A new study by a team of Canadian and American researchers has provided further evidence that chemicals found in flame retardants are harmful to fetal development.  The chemicals known as PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) are found [...]

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

A recent study out of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has shown just how difficult it is to curb the TV viewing time of young children.  According to researchers, children who spend too much time [...]