How Summer Camp Helps Develop Your Child's Mental Health and Resilience : Consumer News : Medical Daily: Alarmingly, children who are at high risk of obesity tend to gain weight more rapidly when they are out of school in the summer due to the lack of physical productivity many face just sitting at home.
Summer camp — day or overnight — provides the opportunity for children to hone in their life-skills and enhance their cognitive and behavioral development.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Breast-fed children more likely to climb the social ladder | Fox News: Children who are breast-fed may be more likely to reach a higher social class than their parents, a new study finds.
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Friday, June 21, 2013
Mormon Parenting: Who is in charge of kids’ education? You! | Deseret News: But research continues to show that the single most important variable in a child’s education is the level of involvement of parents. It is proved time and again that when parents really take ownership in their kids’ education, and when they are willing to spend the time not only to help with homework but to monitor and motivate their student in every way they can, good results happen.
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Saturday, June 15, 2013
How to help develop your baby’s vocabulary - Yahoo! Lifestyle UK: Babies naturally pick up words from everyone around them, but there’s plenty extra you can do to help your tot develop strong language skills
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Friday, June 14, 2013
The Power of Touch | Psychology Today: If touch is a language, it seems we instinctively know how to use it. But apparently it's a skill we take for granted. When asked about it, the subjects in Hertenstein's studies consistently underestimated their ability to communicate via touch—even while their actions suggested that touch may in fact be more versatile than voice, facial expression, and other modalities for expressing emotion.
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Thursday, June 13, 2013
Dads with stress can affect the brain development of their child - Indian Express: While environmental challenges, like diet, drug abuse, and chronic stress, felt by mothers during pregnancy have been shown to affect offspring neurodevelopment and increase the risk for certain diseases, dad's influence on his children are less well understood.
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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Nutrition during first 1,000 days of life crucial for childhood and economic development: "This series strengthens the evidence that a nation's economic advancement is tied to the first 1,000 days of every child's life," says Black. "Malnutrition can haunt children for the rest of their lives. Undernourished children are more susceptible to infectious diseases and achieve less education and have lower cognitive abilities. As a result, undernutrition can significantly impede a country's economic growth." While some progress has been made in recent years, Black and colleagues estimates that over 165 million children were affected by stunting and 50 million by wasting in 2011.
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Pediatric sleep disorders can jeopardize childhood development | tri.gmnews.com | Tri-Town News: Sleep behaviors are one of the most common concerns parents of young children discuss with their pediatricians. In infancy and early childhood, the developing brain requires more time asleep than it does awake.As a result, sleep quality is extremely important in the overall well-being of a child. Children suffering from lack of quality sleep or sleep-related disorders can jeopardize their cognitive, emotional and physical development. Pediatric sleep problems don’t just affect the child - they often have a negative impact on other siblings’ quality of sleep and the entire family dynamic.
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