Mothers Explain How They Navigated Work And Childcare

Mothers Explain How They Navigated Work And Childcare

Over the past few decades of Australian life, government policies have gradually offered more support to working mothers, particularly through childcare subsidies and parental leave.

How To Stop Kids From Cutting Themselves

How To Stop Kids From Cutting Themselves

I recently worked a shift in the emergency room at a Toronto-area hospital and was asked to see a 12-year-old boy who had cut himself for the first time, on his wrist.

Why Parents Should Think Twice About Tracking Apps For Their Kids

Why Parents Should Think Twice About Tracking Apps For Their Kids

The use of self-tracking and personal surveillance technologies has grown considerably over the last decade. There are now apps to monitor people’s movement, health, mindfulness, sleep, eating habits and even sexual activity.

What To Do If Your Teenager Watches Violent Video

What To Do If Your Teenager Watches Violent Video

The world is still reeling in the aftermath of the horrific shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attack has also raised a number of side issues, including the ethics of broadcasting the live stream of the attack, which was later shared on other platforms.

What To Teach Your Children For A Safer World

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Around 80% of secondary school students who had classes about diverse religions claim to have positive views of Muslims. This compares to around 70% who had not attended such classes.

Why Sleep Training Will Not Hurt Your Child

Why Sleep Training Will Not Hurt Your Child

As a mom I couldn’t stand hearing my daughter cry herself to sleep, but as a physician I knew that sleep training was safe and that a well-rested baby would be a happy baby

How A Doula Helps Women Giving Birth?

How A Doula Helps Women Giving Birth?

Women have traditionally been supported by a companion during childbirth, and there is good evidence this benefits both the woman and the baby.

Parents Of Girls Are Less Likely To Stress Computer Skills

Parents Of Girls Are Less Likely To Stress Computer SkillsWhile most first-year college students in a new study had positive feelings about computing and computer-related majors and jobs, gender and socioeconomic status seemed to play a role in whether parents shaped those perceptions.

How To Talk To Children About Terrorism

How To Talk To Children About TerrorismDistressing events like terrorist attacks affect us all in different ways.hile adults often have enough life experience to be able to take a long-term perspective towards such disasters, children can face different challenges.

The Five Best Parenting Books Grounded In Science

The Five Best Parenting Books Grounded In Science
New parenting books seem to pop up all the time. How to do it the French way, the Tiger Mom way, the New Kid by Friday way, or how to just muddle through – the choice can be a little overwhelming.

Study Habit Tips For Student Success

Study Habit Tips For Student Success
Right now, thousands of Australian school children and university students are taking a well-earned break from the classroom.

Does The Suzuki Method Work For Kids Learning An Instrument?

Does The Suzuki Method Work For Kids Learning An Instrument?

Giving children an instrumental music education can be expensive. In addition to purchasing an instrument and paying the cost of music lessons, parents invest their time by encouraging practice, attending recitals and driving their child to and from lessons.

How To Protect Young Athletes From Abusive Coaches

How To Protect Young Athletes From Abusive CoachesThe federal government in Canada has announced new initiatives aimed at keeping young athletes safe from abuse and harassment. “No athlete or child should ever experience abuse and my heart breaks for those that have suffered...”

The Real Reason British Teenagers Are So Unhappy

The Real Reason British Teenagers Are So Unhappy
Children’s mental health has become one of British society’s most pressing issues. Children growing up in the UK are said to be some of the unhappiest in the industrialized world. The UK now has the highest rates of self harm in Europe.

We're All Learning: Seeking Progress, Not Perfection

We're All Learning: Seeking Progress, Not Perfection
Children are learning how emotions work, what to do with the challenging ones and how to create helpful ones, and the power of paying attention to their bodies and feelings in becoming emotionally healthy.

How Does A Vasectomy Work And Can It Be Reversed?

How Does A Vasectomy Work And Can It Be Reversed?
Some men may shudder at the thought of “the snip”. But vasectomies are a safe and effective form of contraception for men who have completed their family, or don’t wish to have children.

Children's Voices and Hearts Need Our Listening Ear

Children's Voices and Hearts Need A Listening Ear
In Africa, it is understood that children hold the knowledge and gifts that ensure the survival of the village and the tribe. In essence, the child is the king of the village. Children complete the community! When a child walks into...

5 Tips To Help Your Kids Succeed In Sports

5 Tips To Help Your Kid Succeed In Sport
Here are five points for parents, athletes and sporting organisations to consider for talented sports programs – and kids playing sport in general.

How To Identify, Understand And Teach Gifted Children

How To Identify, Understand And Teach Gifted Children
The beginning of the 2019 school year will be a time of planning and crystal-gazing. Teachers will plan their instructional agenda in a general way. Students will think about another year at school.

Fast Food Chains Use Cute Animal Toys To Market Meat To Children

Fast Food Chains Use Cute Animal Toys To Market Meat To ChildrenThe news that McDonald’s has launched a new plant-based “Happy Meal” for children based on a vegan “wrap” would seem to bear this idea out. McDonald’s new offering is the latest in a wave of vegetarian or vegan product launches

'Tis The Season For Conception

'Tis The Season For ConceptionDoes it ever seem like you’re invited to an awful lot of summer birthday gatherings? For good reason.

The Emotional Landscape: How To Deal with Challenging Emotions

The Emotional Landscape: How To Deal with Challenging EmotionsOur children feel things deeply, including surprise, delight, disgust, anger, frustration, revenge, jealousy, and enthusiasm. They often don’t even have the words to communicate their feelings, which is why they sometimes act them out inappropriately, but once they learn...

Shaming Your Children On Social Media: Good or Bad?

Shaming Your Children On Social Media: Good or Bad?Matt Cox knew he would be criticized when he forced his 10-year-old daughter to walk 5 miles to school in 36-degree weather as her punishment for being suspended from the school bus twice for bullying.

The Truth About FASD and Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant

The Truth About FASD and Drinking Alcohol While PregnantFetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is often overlooked and understudied. Caused by prenatal alcohol exposure, it is sometimes referred to as an “invisible disorder.”

The Science Of Saying Goodbye To Santa

The Science Of Saying Goodbye To SantaSanta here. I know this season has been hard. Your eight-year-old looked at you baldfaced and said I wasn’t real. How can this be? Is the innocence and magic already gone?

Looking For A High-Tech Gift For A Young Child?

Looking For A High-tech Gift For A Young Child? Shopping for a new high-tech gift for the child in your life this holiday season? It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the options. Bright boxes, colorful apps and cute plastic robots will promise that learning outcomes will improve if your child plays with x, y or z.

How Where You're Born Influences The Person You Become

How Where You're Born Influences The Person You BecomeAs early as the fifth century, the Greek philosopher Thucydides contrasted the self-control and stoicism of Spartans with the more indulgent and free-thinking citizens of Athens.

How Pregnancy Hormones Affect The Body

How Pregnancy Hormones Affect The BodyMultiple hormones produced by the mother, placenta and the fetus drive and coordinate the amazing biological changes and development of the baby that occur with conception, fetal growth and birth.

Why Forcing Kids To Say I’m Sorry Doesn’t Fool Anybody

Why Forcing Kids To Say I’m Sorry Doesn’t Fool AnybodyDon’t force an unremorseful kid to apologize until they’re truly sorry, new research suggests. The point of an apology—to express remorse and repair relationships—is lost because children may dislike the apologizer even more after the insincere apology than before.

How Long Should I Wait Between Pregnancies?

How Long Should I Wait Between Pregnancies?

Women often wonder what the “right” length of time is after giving birth before getting pregnant again. A recent Canadian study suggests 12-18 months between pregnancies is ideal for most women.

What Is The Right Age To Have A Child?

What Is The Right Age To Have A Child?

Over the past three decades, there has been a steady increase in the average age of parents. Advances in fertility science mean that people can, literally, put their eggs or sperm on ice and delay the start of parenthood.

Neuroscientists Identify A Surprising Low-Tech Fix For Sleep-Deprived Teens

Neuroscientists Identify A Surprising Low-Tech Fix For Sleep-Deprived Teens
Healthy sleep leads to healthy brains. Neuroscientists have gotten that message out. But parents, doctors and educators alike have struggled to identify what to do to improve sleep. Some have called for delaying school start times or limiting screentime before bed to achieve academic, health and even economic gains.

4 Ways Children Say Their Well-Being Can Be Improved

4 Ways Children Say Their Well-Being Can Be Improved
Good emotional health as a child lays the foundation for good life satisfaction in adulthood. However, in the UK children and young people’s happiness with their life is now at its lowest since 2010.

How Can A Baby Have Three Parents?

How Can A Baby Have Three Parents?
It seems impossible, right? We have been taught from the time we were young that babies are made when a sperm and an egg come together, and the DNA from these two cells combine to make a unique individual with half the DNA from the mother and half from the father.

What Can You Do If Your Child Is Afraid of the Dark?

What Can You Do If Your Child Is Afraid of the Dark?
A common childhood fear is fear of the dark. Many children become terrified of the dark and can't go to sleep in a darkened room alone, convinced the "bogeyman" or some other night creature is waiting in the shadows to get them. I had a client whose son was terrified...

Why Teaching Reading In Schools Can Kill A Love For Books

Why Reading Teaching In Schools Can Kill A Love For Books
Reading instruction in the classroom is a key concern for all teachers and there are many ways to go about it. However, is our determination to achieve excellence in reading skills in our children killing their love and enjoyment of a good book?

There's A Reason Your Child Wants To Read The Same Book Over And Over Again

There is a reason your child wants to read the same book over and over again
We often hear about the benefits of reading storybooks at bedtime for promoting vocabulary, early literacy skills, and a good relationship with your child. But the experts haven’t been in your home, and your child requests the same book every single night, sometimes multiple times a night. You both know all the words by heart.

Why Individuals With ADHD Are Gifted and Creative

Why Individuals With ADHD Are Gifted and CreativeIndividuals with ADHD may be our most creative individuals, our most extraordinary thinkers, our most brilliant inventors and pioneers. The children among us whom our teachers and psychiatrists say are 'disordered' may, in fact, carry a set of abilities -- a skill set -- that was necessary for the survival of humanity in the past, that has created much of what we treasure in our present 'quality of life,' and that will be critical to the survival of the human race in the future.

Developing Teen Brains Are Vulnerable To Anxiety

Developing Teen Brains Are Vulnerable To Anxiety
Adolescence is the life stage when mental illnesses are most likely temerge, with anxiety disorders being the most common. Recent estimates suggest that over 30 percent of teens have an anxiety disorder. That means about one of every three teenagers is struggling with anxiety that significantly interferes with their life and is unlikely to fade without treatment.

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