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Your Child and Psychosocial Stages of Development

Your Child and Psychosocial Stages of Development

According to psychologists, each child faces a developmental crisis, and this is the main turning point in his or her life. The main stages that children go through include identity vs. confusion, industry vs. inferiority, initiative vs. guilt, doubt and autonomy vs. shame, and trust vs. mistrust. The first stage or conflict is trust vs. […]

A Healthy Summer Vacation for Your Family

A Healthy Summer Vacation for Your Family

Heat, rain, mosquitoes, and other bugs can ruin the best of holidays. While summer is the season of vacations, barbeques, and nights out with friends, allergies, bug bites, sunburn, and upset stomach are common during the summer months.   The sun rays can cause UV damage and skin cancer. UV rays are harmful in that […]

Tips for Parents with Hyperactive and Naughty Preschoolers

Tips for Parents with Hyperactive and Naughty Preschoolers

Some children are naughty, misbehave, and refuse to follow directions. There are some tell-tell signs that help parents to determine whether their children are hyperactive or defiant. Your child is a brat if he/she refuses to share and is rude to children and adults. Such children ignore others when they talk or ask questions. They […]

Regulations on Alcohol Images Are Required to Protect Children

Regulations on Alcohol Images Are Required to Protect Children

Children in the U.S are seeing less tobacco on TV thanks to tougher regulations. However, they are seeing more alcohol in movies and in advertisements. The research team examined 1,400 movies and the effect of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement on their content. According to an article published in AMA Pediatrics, the tobacco brand appearances […]

The power of talking

The power of talking

Virtually everybody has baggage from his or her childhood experiences. Our childhoods shape who we are and for many lucky people, those experiences are generally positive ones and they go on to lead full and balanced lives. For other people, the opposite is true whilst for the vast majority of us there are endless gradations […]

Low-Carb Diets Could Make You Sleepy

Low-Carb Diets Could Make You Sleepy

Low-carbing is a weight loss plan and lifestyle for millions of people around the world. According to a new study, your diet may affect your level of sleepiness. Some of the participants in the study ate a diet high in carbohydrates while others consumed more fat. Those who ate high-fat foods felt sleepy after consuming […]

Having a Dog Helps Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Having a Dog Helps Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

According to researchers from the American Heart Association, having a pet friend is good for your heart. Dog owners get more exercise than people who don’t have pets. However, scientists can’t say whether it is exercise or having a dog that contributes to heart health. It may be that people who have dogs also have […]

5 Stress Factors to Avoid at Work and at Home

5 Stress Factors to Avoid at Work and at Home

Stress is associated with racing and anxious thoughts, poor judgment and performance, memory problems, and moodiness. There are many warning signs which signal that you need time off of work. These include short temper, frequent colds, nervous habits, and emotional eating.   Stress factors at work can cause depression, inability to relax, and neglect for […]

Health Risks When Pediatric Recommendations Are Not Followed

Health Risks When Pediatric Recommendations Are Not Followed

A nationwide poll shows that only 30 percent of parents follow healthcare provider’s advice on how to keep their children safe and healthy. This can put children at risk and may have long-lasting consequences. Pediatricians note that obesity and diseases in children are associated with parental models and behaviors.   The poll shows that 13 […]

Obesity in Children Associated with Cesarean Delivery

Obesity in Children Associated with Cesarean Delivery

Babies delivered via C-section are at a higher risk of becoming overweight or obese than babies delivered normally. A Boston-based team of researchers followed children from the day they were born until the age of 3. Of those who were delivered by a Cesarean section, 15.7 percent were obese compared to 7.5 percent of those […]

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