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Potential mother's should refrain from drinking alcohol

Apr 3 2017 - 6:43am
Drinking too much!

It has long been known that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can harm a baby. Now researchers are going even further with how dangerous alcohol can be for newborns and saying abuse of alcohol even prior to pregnancy may harm babies.

Babies have a much greater chance of being born healthy if their mothers adhere to healthy habits.

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Overweight babies can be prevented with low sugar breast milk

Mar 5 2017 - 11:24pm
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Researchers have found sugars which pass through breast milk can cause babies to be overweight. Breast feeding mothers should be careful about their consumption of sugar in order to protect their babies from gaining too much weight.

Good nutrition is the most essential feature of healthy development of babies.

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Fathers are important for good parenting

Jan 24 2017 - 10:47pm
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Researchers say that there is an improvement in outcomes for kids and their fathers when fathers are engaged in parenting intervention.

When we think of good parenting there is often a tendency to assume the mother is the most significant figure in a child's life.This assumption is not at all fair to father's who also often turn ou

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Minimal acupuncture calms crying, colicky babies: Should we be aghast?

Jan 18 2017 - 3:56pm
Study shows minimal acupuncture treats colicky babies

Results of a study published in the journal Acupunture in Medicine suggests crying, colicky babies might respond to acupuncture treatment. The finding has seemingly left some experts aghast.

According to some experts, sticking your baby with needles seems extreme.

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The activity levels of preschool kids mirrors that of their parents

Jan 11 2017 - 5:42am
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Researchers say that there is an association between the physical activity of parents and the activity of preschool kids.

Clearly preschool kids are healthier when they lead active lifestyles just as is true for older kids and adults.

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When it comes to kids ear infection, more antibiotic better than less

Jan 3 2017 - 2:39pm

Researchers put to test best practice when it comes to treating kids' ear infections. What researchers found is that giving too short a course of antibiotics can be inffective. What's the best way to help your child when they are crying and tugging at their ears?

Researchers publishing in the New England Journal of Medicine also found longer time taking antibiotics did not cause any side effects or antibiotic resistance among children age 6 to 23 months.

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Why Scheduling Makes Your Children Happier During the Holidays When You're Divorced

Dec 16 2016 - 12:39pm
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Divorce can make raising your children more challenging. This is truer around the holidays when family time becomes more important. Here's why making a holiday custody plan makes the holidays merrier and less stressful for them.

According to North Carolina State University, 40 percent of U.S. children will experience divorce before they're adults.

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Lower Your Newborn's Chance of SIDS and Interrupted Sleep By Choosing the Right Mattress

Nov 4 2016 - 9:23am
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New parents often overlook the importance of choosing the right crib and mattress for their newborn. The wrong combination can lead to SIDS and sleepless nights filled with crying. Follow these tips to help protect your baby and also so that your whole family can have uninterrupted sleep and not have to calm a crying baby.

If you're a new mother, you probably can't help but keep cuddling and gazing at your newborn. She’s so cute! Isn’t she? Her sensitive and smooth skin and those beautiful eyes of hers!

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Emotional bonds with your child helps with handling stress as an adult

Sep 5 2016 - 9:29am
Mother and child

Researchers have determined that emotional bonds with parents or a caregiver may be the basis of our ability to regulate our emotions later in life.

The ability to handle stressful situations as an adult may be influenced by our experiences as a child.

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Premature babies do best with breastfeeding

Aug 18 2016 - 2:11pm
Breastfeeding benefits

Research at Oxford University shows that the long-term heart structure and function of premature babies is improved with breastfeeding. Good home remedy for premature babies with breastfeeding benefits.

The anxieties about how to properly care for a premature baby run deep in women.

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Using Food as Reward Could Promote Obesity

Apr 13 2016 - 10:01am
food as reward could promote obesity

You see it quite often: parents who give their young children food (cookies, candy, chips) as a reward, a treat, an incentive to stop bad behavior, or to ease a bruised knee or other pain. Researchers from several universities in the United Kingdom have found that parents who use food in stressful or emotional situations may be setting their children up for emotional eating later in life, a practice that can result in overweight or obesity.

Emotional eating has become commonplace in today’s society.

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One mother's decision to let her daughter die

Oct 29 2014 - 7:25pm
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Normally I write about autism but a debate on my Facebook wall, of all places, brought to the forefront how important this ruling--this decision is to the world. The question: Exactly how much suffering is enough suffering to end another’s life?

I am not talking ending your own life, I mean the life of another.

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Videos show how to stop your baby from crying

Aug 16 2014 - 2:14pm
Funny videos: How to stop your baby from crying

This is a bit of Saturday fun. I've rounded up some videos that show how to stop your baby from crying. Sometimes we don't know what puts us in a bad mood and it may not even matter. The goal is to stay happy and healthy. Here are five ways to stop your baby from crying.

1. Maybe a dog could help your baby stop crying. This one did.

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Reading, Mathematics, and the Connection to Autism

Mar 20 2014 - 5:01am
Reading, Mathematics, and the Connection to Autism

One meme that circulates around the internet says, "you were given the manual for a Honda/Ford, but ended up with a Ferrari," in reference to the life a parent leads when rearing a child diagnosed with autism. The fact is that an autistic child is no different than a neurotypical in its basic needs and desires, including for parental love and acceptance. At times, with all the hardships and obstacles that one may face when living with autism, those on the spectrum may be exceptional in their abilities, whether or not they are considered savants.

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There's a link between sleep disorders and depression

Feb 3 2014 - 7:37am
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It is vitally important for your kids to sleep well at night to maintain good mental health. Although good nutrition is often highlighted as being the most significant factor for good mental health in a growing child, the vital importance of good sleep should not be forgotten. Recent research points to a genetic link between sleep disorders in kids and depression.

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Research Says Melatonin is Helpful, but Autism Parents Should Be Careful on Dosage

Dec 16 2013 - 6:30am
Melatonin and Sleep

Many parents of children with Autism often ask if Melatonin is useful in calming Autistic children or help them sleep. The research says it is good, but parents have to be careful about the dosage or else there are side effects.

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iPad Apps the Key for Language Development in Autistic Kids?

Nov 22 2013 - 8:53am
iPads and Autism

Technology can help children with autism develop language skills. iPads are one way autistic children learn to communicate.

Even non-verbal autistic children can start developing communication and language skills through the use of technology, particularly tablets like the iPad and its apps. I must say, Apple is truly doing its market research well, pushing to serve populations often left untapped, such as those in educational institutions and child therapy.

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Do Your Adult Children Perceive Your Support as "Conflicted"?

Nov 15 2013 - 8:23am
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Every parent will support their child or children into old age, but when there seem to be strings attached, the relationship becomes strained and conflicted. As parents, we will help them financially, emotionally, physically and any other way that will ensure our investment in their future pays off. Every parent, social butterfly or old grouch, wants his or her child to succeed.

Every parent will support their child or children into old age, but when there seem to be strings attached, the relationship becomes strained and conflicted. As parents, we will help them financially, emotionally, physically and any other way that will ensure our investment in their future pays off. Every parents wants his or her child to succeed.

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