There are few subjects that can raise emotions (and defenses) quite like parenting. Maybe that’s because parenting is hard, exhausting and sometimes comes with very few extrinsic rewards. Or maybe it’s because we’re often doubtful of our own abilities when comparing accomplishments, milestones and behaviors with other parents we know and meet, as if there’s some sort of world’s best parent award.
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The joyride of two young boys came to a screeching halt after they wrecked the car into a metal post. Thankfully, neither of the boys were injured. However, the children were detained for a short time by the two Dutch officers that had found them.
Though obesity is a very common issue, there is another weight problem among children that is less discussed, and according to a recent study, less diagnosed among health care professionals – being underweight. Unfortunately, this can mean serious health complications – everything from malnutrition to heart complications and death – for the children affected.
Teen pregnancy is a problem for a number of reasons; not only are teens and their babies at a higher risk of pregnancy-related complications, teen girls are less likely to graduate from high school or pursue a college degree than their same aged peers. According to the Centers for Disease Control, teen pregnancy rates in the US came in at a record low back in 2011: there were 31 births for every 1,000 girls between the ages of 15 and 19.
Bedwetting is an issue for many children and parents invest a lot of money in bed alarms, night-time underwear, mattress protectors, medications and surgery. But a study, conducted by the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, reveals that the cause for bedwetting is often linked to constipation, not bladder problems.
Over the last several years, we have become an on-the-go world. Little down time exists in most families and sleep is a rare commodity – even for children. As adults, we know how a lack of sleep affects our concentration, mood and cognitive abilities but how does lack of sleep affect children?
Calling all Super Dads! If you’ve ever doubted that your hand-on parenting can make a real difference to your child; this one’s for you!
A California man, Sloan Briles, is being charged with child endangerment and resisting arrest after throwing his 7-year old son off of a cruise boat.
If your child is having trouble sleeping or exhibits signs of sleep problems, your child’s doctor may not be much help. It’s not that they don’t want to help. They just don’t have the proper knowledge to do so. That’s what the results from a recent national survey indicated.
Soccer practice, ballet, football practice, 4-H, you name it; there is an activity (or five) for every kid. Even tender-aged infants and toddlers have a myriad of activities available to join – play dates, Gymboree, pre-K. You, the wonderful parent you are, enroll your child in every enrichment activity possible
Children diagnosed with ADHD, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, often experience difficulties when trying to pay attention in class. According to researchers, this inattentiveness may create learning barriers. Teachers have used math and reading problems as red-flag indicators in the past but researchers now state that even grammar, spelling and writing issues may be present in children with ADHD.
A recent study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 1 out of every 10 children are diagnosed with ADHD in the United States– a rise of about 2 percent from just a decade ago. Considering the special needs of children with ADHD, this means more issues for both schools and health care.
With all of the parenting advice out there, it has become practically impossible to determine which method is “right.” Struggles with a child often motivate parents to look towards outside sources for parenting advice. But real hope, according to experts, may come from the family itself.