We’ve all been there: 3 a.m. with a sick kid, fumbling through the medicine cabinet and trying to give her some relief so she can get the rest she needs to get better. But you might want to splash
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iPads are as effective as drugs in calming children before surgery, so should we be sedating kids with them in daily life?
When a child has surgery, their doctor will often give them a sedative to help calm their nerves beforehand. However, new research shows that a dose of screen time may be the safer, drug-free option. The
American Heart Association sets added sugar limit of six teaspoons per day for kids & ZERO for tots under age 2
One of the many things to do on the list of being a parent is monitoring the amount of sugar your kids are consuming. And it’s a tricky task to keep track of: sugars are hidden just about
There are plenty of organic milk alternatives on the market. From almond to soy to hemp to homemade cashew milk, it’s not as if dairy avoiders and vegans don’t have a plethora of choices. But
What do you get when you pair runners with shelter dogs? Pure bliss for humans and pooches alike. St. Joseph High School Cross Country Coach Luis Escobar came up with the brilliant idea to team-up his
For those thinking about trying to have a baby but concerned about complications from Zika virus, you may have to postpone your plans even longer: the Zika virus was found in the sperm of an Italian man
When my son was born I decided to raise him on a vegetarian diet. Not because I wanted to impose my will on him, but mainly because I’d been a vegetarian for years before my son came along, and
Lulla sleep companion doll is fetching hundreds of dollars on eBay, but are parents wasting their money?
Infant sleep is one of those touchy subjects that, like religion and politics, can ignite a wildfire in certain circles. Parents of a baby who doesn’t sleep, well, “like a baby” are apt to do just
The empty playground scene above has become all too common in today’s schools. Recess time is at an all time low in American schools, with many schools cutting back recess to mere minutes a day, or
For women working hard to conceive, there are a wide range of fertility tracking methods that can improve the odds. Charting daily basal body temperature (BBT) is a reliable and inexpensive method for
Teaching your children how to meditate is a gift that will benefit their well-being for a lifetime. But the concept of sitting still and focusing your thoughts can seem too lofty for many young kids
Childhood exposure to media violence is not a new topic in the United States, but it is an issue that’s growing in scope. With so much technology aimed at children, such as tablets, gaming
In America, approximately 20,000 children have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which can be an exceptionally challenging disease to manage. Because the body does not produce any insulin to balance
15 million girls under the age of 18 are married off each year around the world. Whether these marriages are arranged for financial reasons or are simply part of a cultural norm, the facts don’t
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