There’s nothing more frightening than watching your baby be wheeled off into an operating room, but when it comes to surgery during infancy, procedures are generally done out of necessity. Parents are advised (as is anyone undergoing surgery) that anesthesia comes with risks.
Tag: "parenting toddlers"
Altruism—the giving of something that is personally costly—has been shown to promote physical and psychological well-being adults, but until now, no one really knew if that benefit transferred to children.
Over the years, we’ve shared quite a few studies about television viewing among children. Some of the information is conflicting and confusing. Some of it is downright scary. And still some remind us that life is all about balance.
For quite some time—since the 1940s—it’s been assumed that toddlers struggle with aggression because of their lack of communication skills. However, a new study may debunk this theory altogether by associating both language development and aggression levels with particular styles of parenting.
At just two-and-a-half, Sam Trott should be home with his mother and father. He’s not. In fact, he hasn’t been since about 10:30 Tuesday morning; ever since, his parents and police have been searching frantically to find him.
In many ways, apes are our closest relation on the planet, but there are some distinguishing differences between us and them. One of those differences is how we socialize. In fact, according to scientists, “fitting in,” otherwise known as behavioral conformity, is a distinctly human behavior.
While a great deal of research has gone into understanding the language skills of young toddlers, there is little known about how language skills change over time for children. The University of Missouri set out to change that with their recent study, which focused on toddlers between 18 and 36 of age.
If you’re like most busy moms, you consider the shopping cart your very best friend while at the store. It gives you a place to put your goods AND your child. They’re especially helpful when your tot is getting sleepy or too rambunctious to handle.
Bedtime…for some parents, it’s a relaxing time to wind down before heading off to bed themselves. For others, it’s a constant battle that is stressful for both parent and child. Why is it so different from one child to the next? Melatonin may very well be the answer, researchers say.
Spanking isn’t a new concept in parenting, but is this ancient method of discipline even effective? While there are still many parents who defend their decision to use spanking as a form of behavior modification, more and more studies are suggesting that spanking, at best, is ineffective.