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.
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Few parents of toddlers think about Internet safety for their children, but in the technological age, it’s something that all parents should be thinking about. According to recent studies, children are getting online younger and younger – as young as just days old, in fact. They’re gaining access through tablet devices, smartphones and other media […]
When you think “child abduction,” bad things probably come to mind, but this weekend, the term found a whole new meaning.
Very few of us remember anything from our early childhood. And our own children will most likely forget the majority (if not all) of the events – big and small – before they reach their third or fourth birthday. But why is that? It’s something that parents and researchers have pondered for years.
Though some areas of the country are still dealing with cold temperatures, there are other parts of the country, like Florida, that are already seeing temperatures up into the 90’s and above. And it was in Florida where 23-month-old Jadiel Rosario spent eight hours, strapped into his car seat, unattended.
If you’re a parent, it’s likely that you remember having the chickenpox, or, at the very least, you know someone who has had it. But since we’ve had children, a vaccine has been made for chickenpox. Licensed for use in the United States in 1995, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that all children receive the vaccine.
Parenting has changed drastically over the last decade. When we were children, we may have received some much coveted television time during the weekends or after school. But, for the most part, we engaged in imaginary play; we entertained ourselves with toys, books and with the great outdoors. And when we ran errands with our parents, we knew we needed to bring our own toys to avoid boredom.
Want to increase your toddler’s vocabulary? A new study suggests that the best thing you can do is let them learn new words themselves through context clues.
Toddlers put everything in their mouths; it’s an important stage of development and exploration. Unfortunately, as one mom from Russia recently learned, this can also be a very scary and trying phase for parents.
Highest Percentage of British Parents Giving in to Their Toddler’s Junk Food Requests; Experts Concerned
If there’s one thing that parents know about toddlers and food, it’s that toddlers can be seriously picky. But how a parent handles the pickiness and food refusal can often mean the difference between a healthy and unhealthy future for their children. That fact has experts extremely concerned after a European study on how parents handle food with their tots.
Over the last few decades, health problems in children have increased tremendously – diabetes, eczema, autism, asthma, obesity, hypertension…the list goes on and on. While there could be many reasons for this, some experts hold the change in family lifestyle to blame.