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Roblox is being used to sexualise children, according to recent reports

Roblox is being used to sexualise children, according to recent reports

Roblox is a multiplayer online social gaming platform published in 2006, as of 2016 Roblox has more than 30 million active monthly players and though it was designed to be family friendly, players can add other people in the game to their friends list, and this is where the problem lies. Because, according to recent reports, Roblox is being used to sexualise children.

Here Is Why Children Only Eat One Food From Their Plate

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Watching your child eat is sometimes an exercise in frustration and patience, since children don't usually eat everything that's on their plate. Preferring to eat only one food from their plate at meal time needn't worry you. Surprisingly, eating this way is natural for you child and has some welcome health benefits.

The One Reason Oatmeal May Be Bad For Your Children

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Oatmeal benefits have been marketed as a cholesterol-free health food for decades. They have also been marketed as a quick and popular breakfast food. Oatmeal warms you in the morning and keeps your child feeling full for hours, but did you know eating oatmeal incorrectly can have some unintentional side effects for you child’s digestion?

Charlie Gard’s Parents End Heartbreaking Legal Battle

Charlie Gard End Legal Battle

The parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard have issued a statement today, saying that they will end all legal proceedings in the battle for their son’s life. “We’re about to do the hardest thing that we’ll ever have to do,” Charlie Gard’s parents said before spending their last moments with their son.

Keep Holding Your Baby: Why Babywearing Is Best For Everyone

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"If you hold that baby all the time, you’re going to spoil her!" New moms and dads have all had that annoying friend, relative, or neighbor who insists that they are holding the baby too much, and issues the dire warning that they are on the fast track to spoiling the baby. These comments are definitely upsetting, especially in the first days and weeks of parenting, when stress, sleep deprivation, and hormones make a new mom second guess everything she is doing.

US Lawmakers Vote to Grant Charlie Gard and Family Permanent Residency “to Fly to America for Treatment”

Charlie Gard Granted Permanent US Residence

Charlie Gard has had a busy week. In the latest development in his ongoing legal battle, US lawmakers have voted to grant Lawful Permanent Resident status to Charlie and his family to allow him “to fly to America for treatment”.

5 Little Known Signs That Your Baby Has Indigestion

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Everyone knows babies don’t come with instructions and sometimes this can make it difficult to figure out exactly what their needs are. Many a new mother, as well as an experienced mother, has had problems deciphering exactly what a baby needs and often figures this out by trial and error. That being said, babies have relatively basic needs that some new parents tend to complicate or attach their own experiences to. While this is only natural, pacing and pouncing a baby to sooth them, for example, might not be the best remedy to calm an ailing child. While you may feel better doing "something" to calm your child during an uncomfortable episode, little is being done to address the root cause. Instead this is a time to deal with the underlying problem, so that you can fix it.

As Vaccination Rates Continue to Fall, Measles Outbreak Claims 35th European Victim This Year

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A six year-old boy in Italy is the latest to die of measles in the European outbreak. His death marks the 35th victim of this highly contagious viral disease on the continent this year. Once nearly eradicated in all developed nations, measles has been making a steady return, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine.

Moms Concerned With Their Children’s Gut Health Should Be Feeding More Of This Super Food

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Probiotic supplementation is a popular trend among new parents, but feeding your children more cranberries is how to improve gut health naturally. Surprisingly, this "off the radar" superfood can be extremely beneficial for boosting your child's gut health and more.

If Your Children Are Prone To Strep Throat You Want to Stop Giving Them Eggs Immediately

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The incredible edible egg has a deep dark secret -- it's not the healthy food you think it is. Eggs harbor bacteria -- not just salmonella bacteria, but if that's any indication of the egg's harboring abilities, you won't be surprised to find out that eggs boost bacterial strep infections in your child's body. Removing eggs from the diet and strengthening the immune system is an effective and natural strep throat home remedy that helps stop the bacteria's progression to end bothersome strep symptoms for good.

It Is So Wrong When LGBT-Supportive Parents Use Kids To Advance Their Imagination

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Today, as I was checking my Twitter, I saw a picture of two parents standing with their young son and holding posters that read "I love my gender creative son," and "My son wears dresses and makeup... get over it." It's sickening to see parents forcing their children to be gay and lesbian when they are not.

BRAT diet: The Benefits and Risks When Treating Diarrhea

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"Mom, my tummy is sick." Every mom knows how those words can strike fear into the heart of even the most veteran parents. If your child has diarrhea or a stomach virus, your physician may recommend the BRAT diet until symptoms pass. Keep reading to learn more about this diet, why it works, what risks can be associated with its use, and other food alternatives that may also be beneficial in helping get your child's health back on track.

The Case of Charlie Gard, and Why We Must Always Err on the Side of Compassion

Charlie Gard Compassion

Charlie Gard, an 11-month old infant, has captured the attention of the world. He was born with an extremely rare degenerative genetic disease, and is currently unable to see, breathe, or move on his own. Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital—arguably one of the best pediatric centers in the world—have treated Charlie since his diagnosis with Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome when he was just one month old. But now, his doctors say that his disease has progressed to the point that there is no hope for future survival with any quality of life. The medical team brought in doctors from Barcelona, Spain, who came to the same conclusion.

However, Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Constance Yates, disagree with the doctor’s assessment. In December, desperate to help their child, they found a pediatric neurologist and hospital in the United States who were willing to allow Charlie to undergo an experimental treatment, called nucleoside bypass therapy, which they believe could slow the progression of the disease. His parents created a GoFundMe page to raise the money needed for transportation and medical costs, and as of this writing, have raised £1,322,320 ($1,715,000) for his care. All appeared to be going as planned, until the court denied Charlie’s parents the right to remove him from the hospital and transport him to the U.S. for care.

Mother of an ADHD Child: "I just feel like I want to cry"

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This morning in one of the ADHD groups I read this message from a mother of an ADHD child, which was very emotional and she is looking for help on how to handle difficult mornings. For the respect of her privacy I will not disclose her name, but here is the message and it's so common with many parents who raise children with ADHD. What would you advise her?

Top 5 Fitness Trackers for Kids

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As parents, we all know that getting our kids off of the couch and away from their screens can be a difficult task. It’s easy for our kids to get caught up in video games and television, but we know that it’s important for kids to be active in order to stay healthy and fit, and to build habits that will last a lifetime. As wearable technology becomes more affordable, many parents are turning to wearable fitness trackers for their kids. We have gathered the best of the best for you, here in one post, so keep reading to find our recommendations for the top fitness trackers for kids.

What We Know and Don't Know About Zika Virus and How To Take Precautions

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Last year, the headlines were everywhere warning us of the dangers of Zika Virus. This “new” and terrifying mosquito-borne illness captured our attention, as we learned it is harmful to the most vulnerable amongst us—pregnant women and babies. Researchers have discovered some information about how this virus is transmitted, how it affects us, and what we still don’t know. Read on to learn how you can be informed and take precautions to avoid being infected during mosquito season.

5 Incredible Ways To Get Your Children To Eat More Natural Foods

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If your children eat a diet of mostly processed foods from morning to night, their long-term health is at serious risk. According to the last statistics on the subject from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 60% of children did not eat enough fruit to meet daily recommendations and 93% of children didn’t eat enough vegetables.The good news is getting children to eat more vegetables and fruit no longer has to be a struggle. Once you make some small daily adjustments you should have your children eating healthier in no time.

6 Easy Ways To Improve Your Child’s Natural Health This Summer

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Your children are your most important asset and your biggest concern is their health and well being, especially during the summer months. However, the longer days of summer don't have to be a challenge when it comes to improving the health of your children. When it comes to how to improve children's health adequate sunshine, diet, hydration, and exercise are some of the essentials that can help you improve the overall health of your child naturally, while instilling good habits in them that will last a lifetime.

Why Early Sports Specialization is Harming Our Kids

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There has been a trend lately of college programs offering scholarships to younger and younger kids. The Charlotte Observer ran an article today documenting the story of two young boys, aged 9 and 10 years, who have both been offered college football scholarships this month. These boys are committing to a program a decade from now, but at what cost? At nine years old, is it possible for a child to make a decision about his future? Because he has not yet even hit puberty, how can anyone say with certainty that he will even have the physical size and strength to play at the college level? And what is the cost to this child in specializing so young in one single sport?

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