RSSArchive for July, 2009

Helping Your Children Stay Safe From The Flu

Helping Your Children Stay Safe From The Flu

Many of the same precautions that works to prevent swine flu are the precautions you should be following to help prevent the spread of any disease. Following these tips will help your family stay healthy, whatever the season. Wash your hands frequently. There’s no need to invest in special antibacterial soaps. Plain old soap and […]

How Fathers Can Become Better Disciplinarians?

How Fathers Can Become Better Disciplinarians?

The idea of being a strict disciplinarian is fraught with problems. The idea that harshness equals discipline is being disproved again and again. In fact, studies have shown that the authoritarian approach to childrearing results in children who are withdrawn, lack spontaneity, and have fewer signs of having a conscience. This is not to say […]

Playgrounds Still Fall Short On Safety

Playgrounds Still Fall Short On Safety

Playgrounds have been improved now compared to the olden days. Monkey bars and hot metal slides have been replaced by colorful plastic castles with guardrails and ramps and rounded edges. Many new playgrounds are covered with soft wood mulch or springy rubber chips made from recycled tires, instead of blacktop and concrete. Experts say, yet […]

Preventing Cold In Children With Probiotics

Preventing Cold In Children With Probiotics

According to a recent study done in china, it was reported that children who drank a mixture of bacteria, known as probiotics like milk twice a day had fewer colds and missed fewer days of school. Researchers have shown that probiotics can benefit many people who are already suffering with certain ill health conditions. The […]

Is Your Child Being Bullied?

Is Your Child Being Bullied?

There’s a fine line between “kids being kid” and “kids being bullies.” As a parent, you need to recognize signs that your child may be being bullied, and help your child recognize behavior that crosses the line. Early intervention is important because the greater the amount of bullying a child is subjected to, the greater […]

Mom, My Ear Hurts: Recognizing Signs Of An Ear Infection

Mom, My Ear Hurts: Recognizing Signs Of An Ear Infection

Truthfully, the issue with childhood ear infections is not when the kid is old enough to actually tell you that their ear hurts, but when they are so young that they can’t communicate that well. And the symptoms of a full blown ear infection are so general that they can be easily missed. There are […]

Trouble Falling Asleep In Physically Inactive Kids

Trouble Falling Asleep In Physically Inactive Kids

Science has now confirmed, which parents already sensed, that kids who are physically inactive during daytime have more difficulty falling asleep at night. According to the new study from New Zealand researchers, for every one hour of physical inactivity, three minutes are added to the time it takes a kid to fall asleep. The researchers […]

Just How Dangerous Is Cheerleading?

Just How Dangerous Is Cheerleading?

When you think about dangerous sports your high-school aged child might want to participate in, chances are you think of contact sports, like football, wrestling, and soccer. Surprisingly, however, the most injuries in high school athletes are among cheerleaders. And not only are there more injuries among cheerleaders, most of those injuries are serious. Cheerleaders […]

Elimination Communication: Potty Training For Parents

Elimination Communication: Potty Training For Parents

Sometime before the year 2000, a woman by the name of Ingrid Bauer was touring India and noticed that the new mothers over there were not using diapers like new mothers do in the West. But there was no detriment to either the babies or the mothers. She spoke to these mothers and they told […]

Tonsillectomy May Help Kids With Sleep And Behavior Problem

Tonsillectomy May Help Kids With Sleep And Behavior Problem

A new study found that removal of tonsils and adenoids in kids with breathing problems could help to get more sleep, but for short period, up to six months. Researchers analyzed 44 students with sleep disordered breathing problem prior to undergoing tonsillectomy. Before surgery, at six-months post-surgery, and between 2.4 years and 3.6 years after […]