Parenting

Nutrition

Wondering If It's Ok to Raise Your Kid Vegetarian? We asked the Experts For Advice

05/09/2019 06:00am | 263 views

 Should I Raise My Child Vegetarian?

Fear not: Experts say it's OK to raise your child vegetarian. In fact, there's some evidence that plant-based diets can be just as healthy as meat-based diets for kids. So if you've explored the health benefits of reducing or eliminating meat for yourself but have been curious whether a vegetarian diet is doable for kids, you should be in the clear.

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Finance & Family

Exercise, sleep, screens: New guidelines for children under 5

29/08/2019 06:00am | 185 views

For the greatest health benefits, how much play time, screen time and sleep should your baby or young child have in a given day? The World Health Organization has some answers.

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Finance & Family

19 Things I Wish I'd Known About Having a Child With Autism

21/05/2019 06:00am | 596 views

By Ronnie Koenig & Laura T. Coffey

 

There's a saying that's often repeated because it's true: If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism. That's because children (and adults) on the autism spectrum are very different from one another. There is no one correct road map to follow when raising, teaching and loving them.

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Finance & Family

Kids at Risk of Depression More likely to be Bullied

20/05/2019 06:00am | 614 views

By Kashmira Gander

 

Spanking children could raise the risk of antisocial behavior in adulthood, scientists believe. Children at risk of developing mental health disorders such as depression and ADHD are more likely to be bullied, according to scientists.

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Preventive Care

Kids Should Be Starting Swimming Lessons Earlier Than You Think, According to New Guidelines

16/05/2019 06:00am | 619 views

By Marisa La Scala

 

 

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say you can take kids to baby swimming lessons staring at one year old. They won't be able to do it on their own, but it's about getting them comfortable in water.

  • According to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), babies can begin swimming lessons at one year old. Previously, the organization had advised against swim lessons for kids under the age of 4.
  • The new guideline is part of the AAP's updated advice for drowning preventionDrowning is the second-leading cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 19.
  • The AAP also recommends swimming within arms' length of children, creating barriers like fencing around pools and spas, and supervising kids at all times when they're around water.

 

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