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Boys Are Reaching Puberty Earlier

Boys Are Reaching Puberty Earlier

A recent study has found that boys are reaching puberty two years  earlier than previously reported, according to research out of the University of Vermont and published in the American Academy of Pediatrics Journal. On average [...]

Babies Should Eat Meat and Tofu As First Solids

Babies Should Eat Meat and Tofu As First Solids

It is now recommended that babies should be fed meat, fish, poultry and meat alternatives such as legumes and tofu beginning at 6 months of age. Commonly babies have been fed infant cereals, vegetables and fruit [...]

Hovering Parents Prevent Kids From Keeping Fit with Outdoor Play

Hovering Parents Prevent Kids From Keeping Fit with Outdoor Play

According to a study of about 2,700 children, the more parents hover while their child plays, the more sedentary that child becomes. The study by the North Carolina State University Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism [...]

Teens and Lack of Sleep Linked to Attention Problems, Low Grades

Teens and Lack of Sleep Linked to Attention Problems, Low Grades

It’s common for high school students to sleep in on weekends hoping to catch up on the sleep they missed during the week. But now, a new study out of South Korea has found that teens [...]

Good News for Late Talkers

Good News for Late Talkers

According to the latest research, young children who experience delayed language development are not at a higher risk of having emotional or behavioral problems as they age. Researchers from the University of Western Australia followed 1,387 [...]

Healthy Diets Can Boost Child IQ

Healthy Diets Can Boost Child IQ

A recent study out of the University of Adelaide, Australia has concluded that children who eat a healthy diet may have a higher IQ than those who are fed a diet high in junk food. The [...]

Swaddling Babies Incorrectly Can Harm Their Development

Swaddling Babies Incorrectly Can Harm Their Development

Swaddling babies by wrapping them in a thin blanket is a common and ancient practice known to soothe infants and help them sleep better. But now there is concern that if swaddling is done incorrectly, the [...]

Emotional Abuse Scars Children for Life

Emotional Abuse Scars Children for Life

According to a recent report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, psychological abuse can harm children well into their adult years and lead to emotional, developmental and psychological problems. Emotional abuse and neglect is one [...]

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 [...]

Team Sports Keeps Teens’ Weight in Check

Team Sports Keeps Teens’ Weight in Check

According to recent research of more than 1700 high school students in Vermount and New Hampshire, American teens who played on three or more sports teams in the last years were nearly 30% less likely to [...]

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