You can tell your child has a fever the second you touch her forehead. That tell-tale heat that won’t go away let’s you know it’s real. First, know that the fever is a symptom, not a disease. But what’s going on that’s causing it?
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Do you smoke? You just might be raising your kindergartener’s blood pressure say researchers from the University of Heidelberg in Germany. After tracking thousands of 4- and 5-year olds, of the children with smoking parents, 21 percent were more likely to have systolic blood pressure (the top number in a reading, measured as the heart… Read more »
Being optimistic makes a difference in teen mental health and behavior, especially against the onset of depressive symptoms, concludes “A Prospective Study of the Effects of Optimism on Adolescent Health Risks,” published recently in Pediatrics. Thousands of kids age 12 – 14 years were assessed over three years on optimistic thinking style, emotional problems, substance… Read more »
The gaming craze – kids everywhere with a hand-held gaming device or in their own family room playing Xbox 360 for hours on end – needs a bit of tampering, suggests a study conducted on 3,000 elementary and middle school children in Japan. Researchers assessed pathological gaming, weekly amount of game play, impulsiveness, social competence,… Read more »
By the time most kids reach the age of 8, they are ready for their first overnight summer camp adventure. Here’s help for navigating the process and ensuring your child has a festive and memorable time.
Now is the time to start planning your child‘s summer adventures. Here are a few points to ponder as you start your search.
Lots of parents complain that their kids don’t help around the house enough. The solution? Start them on chores when they’re young.
Cell phone radiation concerns come and go, right?Â But can we afford to be so nonchalant when the long-term stats aren’t yet in for our children?
Researchers says cow’s milk formula may be to blame.
What mom isn’t in need of a pick-me-up from time to time? Enter Spilt Milk: Devotions for Moms (Zondervan; $12.99) by Linda Vujnov. This new book includes brief stories and meditations – at times poignant, at times hilarious – to bring you into the here-and-now by helping you gain important perspective. When Mom’s happy, everyone… Read more »