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Young kids with COVID-19 often have no symptoms at all, even when they have a high amount of the virus in them, according to a new study.
The stress of academic pressure can show itself in different ways. Pay attention to big shifts in mood or behavior. Big shifts might be a sign of more serious problems.
The bright colors, shapes, and sizes of fentanyl pills and powder are to attract and drive addiction among kids and young adults.
Researchers use the Strange Situation procedure to measure attachment in young children. How does it work, and how can we raise secure kids? The post The Strange Situation test: Is your child securely attached? appeared first on PARENTING SCIENCE.
You may think that the biggest benefit of eating together as a family is to ensure everyone has food in their stomachs. However, sharing meals … 8 Reasons Why Sharing Family Meals Is Important Read More » The post 8 Reasons Why Sharing Family Meals Is Important...
A New Orleans-based filmmaker argues that Black children’s trauma was ignored, and links it to the city’s ongoing struggles with violence
What is baby sign language? Should we teach babies to sign? There’s no clear evidence that formal training programs yield long-term benefits. But signing may help parents "tune in" to their babies, and certain gestures may make it easier for babies to learn. The post...
The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is the highest among industrialized nations. And it’s three times as common among Black women as in white women in the U.S. Here’s what one New York hospital is doing to train doctors to respond.
What does it take for a child to be resilient after a major setback? Find out what makes a difference.
The death of a child in Nebraska was likely caused by an infection with a “brain-eating amoeba” that occurred after the child swam in a local river.
Now that she's in the thick of motherhood, "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria is reflecting on the difficult double standards women must navigate when it comes to motherhood and careers. The 47-year-old actress welcomed her first child, Santiago Enrique...
Should parents of young schoolchildren be worried about monkeypox?
A new study reveals countries that are closer to achieving universal health coverage saw smaller declines in routine childhood vaccinations during the pandemic.
A new study suggests that racial segregation may be compounding detrimental effects of lead on Black children.
These disorders include gestational hypertension and preeclampsia. These pregnancy complications have been strongly linked to heart disease in later life, but, until now, few studies have connected these disorders with thinking and memory.
Poliovirus detected in NYC wastewater put public health officials on high alert, but infectious disease experts say there's no need for families of fully vaccinated children to panic.
Many parents surveyed said drivers who don't follow the rules should be banned from school parking areas.
Experts discuss how difficult diagnosing kids with long COVID can prove to be.
Researchers at George Washington University are seeking parents of children who aren't heterosexual to fill out a survey. Learn more. The post Online parenting studies: Research you can participate in appeared first on PARENTING SCIENCE.
CDC recommendations on social distancing, quarantining and testing children for COVID-19 while allowing them to stay in school may no longer be necessary for most Americans.
When scientists tried find out what growing pains actually are, they found out that no one really knows. The definitions were as random and all over the place as the very pains that kids complain about.
Postpartum depression symptoms overlap with symptoms of the "baby blues," the mood swings that mothers experience in the first few days after childbirth. But when symptoms persist beyond two weeks -- or take a more severe turn -- it's time to get screened for...
Researchers have found that the linings of kids' noses are better able than those of adults to guard against SARS-CoV-2 infection.
CDC researchers report that children and teenagers with 'long COVID' are at about twice the risk of developing some serious outcomes compared to others without COVID.
Experts cautioned that much work remains. But they also described new findings as an "exciting" development against a major killer of children in developing countries.
When do babies start walking? Some begin before 9 months, others take much longer. How does walking develop, and why do some babies walk earlier than others? The post When do babies start walking, and how does it develop? (An illustrated guide) appeared first on...
Kids throughout the world are going through puberty at a younger age than ever before, and it’s causing depression and anxiety.
All relationships have moments of tension, disagreement, and problem solving. The family unit is the first place a child can learn conflict resolution, especially regarding … 10 Ways to Deal with Sibling Rivalry Read More » The post 10 Ways to Deal with Sibling...
Image Source: Getty / Arturo Holmes Hilary Duff recently opened up during an interview on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" and shared advice for new moms. When Clarkson asked Duff, who has three kids, about the best advice for new moms, the 34-year-old reflected on her last...
Depending on how you define it, the Mozart effect either doesn't exist, or is a weak phenomenon with an extremely misleading name. But studies do hint that music can make us feel more alert and focused, giving us a brief cognitive boost. It may also deliver health...
A new study finds young Americans became 30% more likely to die as a result of gun violence over the past decade, largely due to gun-related suicides.
A new analysis of nationwide health survey data shows rates of obesity continues to rise for kids between 2 and 5 years of age as well as 12- to 19-year-olds.
Two children have been diagnosed with monkeypox in the U.S. according to federal health officials.
For children with long COVID, there are no medications shown to directly target the condition. Instead, caregivers target their symptoms, which include nausea, dizziness, fatigue, head-aches, and a racing heart.
Dream feeding is designed to reduce sleep disruption. But for maximum effect, parents should combine it with other sleep-friendly practices. The post Dream feeding: An evidence-based guide to helping babies sleep longer appeared first on PARENTING SCIENCE.
In the age of video games, cell phones, and computers, it isn’t hard for teenagers to find something to do on a rainy day. Spending … 10 Classic Rainy Day Activities for Teens Read More » The post 10 Classic Rainy Day Activities for Teens appeared first on Child...
Self-motivation is a trait that is often underrated. It’s more than just getting out of bed in the morning; it can significantly impact your child’s … How to Encourage Self-Motivation in Your Child Read More » The post How to Encourage Self-Motivation in Your Child...
Parechoviruses are common in children. Between ages 6 months and 5 years, symptoms include an upper respiratory tract infection, fever, and rash. But infants younger than 3 months may have more serious, and possibly fatal, infections
Image Source: Getty Images / Icon Sportswire On July 7, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and former Patriots superstar Tom Brady spoke on Spotify's "Drive With Jim Farley" podcast about the unique trials of parenting when you're wealthy - and it's stirred up quite the...
The 3-year-old is the 11th hot car death this year. Experts say it’s preventable.
Even low levels of lead exposure can lower cognitive performance, cause learning difficulties, and prompt behavior issues. And we’ve stopped testing for it.
When Bryn Hammock learned that the babies in her local hospital’s NICU could only spend 2 hours a day with their parents due to COVID-19 restrictions early in the pandemic, the 18-year-old, who lives in Atlanta, wanted to find a way to help.
When parents hear about infant sleep training, they often think of babies left alone in their cribs to cry themselves to sleep. But there are alternatives to such an approach. The post Infant sleep training: Gentle alternatives to “cry it out” appeared first on...
ADHD coaches teach children and teens with ADHD study skills and goal setting and help them follow through. Find out what to expect.
While it sounds like science-fiction, 3D ‘bioprinting’ uses stem cells to create live tissues humans can use. And it’s farther along than you think.
It’s never too early to teach your children about the value of money, including how to save, so that when they reach adulthood, they’ll be … 6 Ways to Teach Kids the Value of Money Read More » The post 6 Ways to Teach Kids the Value of Money appeared first on Child...
What are the effects of video games on social behavior? Research suggests that some games encourage kids to be helpful and kind. The post The effects of video games on prosocial behavior: Can the right games improve social skills? appeared first on PARENTING SCIENCE.
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4, with 425 such events in 2020, according to the CDC
Teaching children responsibility is one most important life goals you have as a parent to help prepare them to be successful adults. But, as you’re … How to Teach Your Child to Be More Responsible Read More » The post How to Teach Your Child to Be More Responsible...
What do studies tell us about the benefits of outdoor play? Here are 12 ways that outdoor time can make kids healthier, happier, and smarter. The post 12 benefits of outdoor play (and tips for helping kids reap these benefits) appeared first on PARENTING SCIENCE.