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.
Tag: "parenting toddlers"
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.
If you’ve ever parented a toddler, you’d probably guess that your tot takes a lot of steps every day, but have you ever thought about how many steps? US researchers from New York did and they videoed more than 130 infants between 12 and 19 months old as they explored a specially-designed playroom and another 15 while playing at home to find the answer to their question.
Emily Brewer, a 36-year-old doctoral student at UNC Chapel Hill, learned that sometimes, things really do happen for a reason. What was supposed to be a simple trip to the library turned into a miraculous event, one that neither she nor her two-year-old son, Dylan, are liable to forget.
Police arrived at the New Smyrna Beach home of Erica Hess after a neighbor had called and said that a small child was on top of the roof. When officers arrived, that is exactly what they found – a two-year-old in nothing but underwear on top of the roof with a small dog.
An active lifestyle is important for everyone; an active lifestyle can help stave away obesity, heart disease, diabetes and more. But for young children, an active lifestyle is even more important. More importantly, a high level of activity is natural and expected for young children.