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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Does your child have trouble concentrating? Then some doctors say fidget spinners may be just what he/she needs, especially in ADHD cases.
Modern cloth diapers are just as easy to change as a disposable and as easy to maintain as washing a load of laundry. And today I will tell you why I chose cloth diapers.
Signs of Dehydration From Breastfeeding And The Truth About Why Breastfeeding Moms Are Chronically Dehydrated
Signs of dehydration from breastfeeding include, dry mouth, headaches, deficiencies, lethargy and typically lack of vibrancy in nursing mothers. While these signs of dehydration from breastfeeding may seem commonplace what's happening at a deeper level is far more serious, and may be affecting your milk supply and your baby's nutritional health. To gain a better understanding of why breastfeeding moms are chronically dehydrated you have to take an honest look at diet.
Are the seemingly innocent and beneficial fidget spinners near me and my kids really dangerous? Here is what I found out for other concerned moms and dads.
Historically it is believe that when worn on the skin, body heat causes Baltic amber to release an oil containing succinic acid, which if absorbed into the skin, might act like a natural Ibuprofen, so do Baltic amber teething necklaces work or not? Are they just a placebo effects or are they actually helping?
With all the conflicting information about what to eat and not eat, are you overwhelmed with trying to figure out what is actually healthy? How do we really know where to start? Use these simple guidelines and this creative tool used by Dr. William Sears, the renounced pediatrician, to make it easier, more fun and doable to make simple changes with our busy lives toward eating healthy food. Here is a fun way to know what food to eat.
A recent study done by the FDA shows that there is lead in baby food. Here are two things you can do to combat lead in your baby food.
Benefits Of Parents And Caregivers Playing With Children For Child Development Are More Than Imagined
Fun With Your Kids Has Serious Consequences. Children need play for healthy development. Play is like the language of children. It a big part of how they interact with and get to know the world around them. How they feel safe and grow. Just as much, they need us - their attentive, present caregivers. The way we play with them teaches them how to feel and think about the world around them and, most importantly, themselves.
Just because something is legal doesn't make it safe and car seat safety is no exception.
The statistics on obesity are not only disheartening they are downright scary. One in ten people world-wide, including children, are considered obese and the consequences are adults and children with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and other health issues. Despite a growing problem, if you know the seven ‘E’s of healthy eating and lifestyle, you can help your child avoid obesity now and forever.
Atopic dermatitis (AT) is the most common type of eczema, especially in babies, and according to the National Eczema Association the prevalence of childhood eczema/atopic dermatitis in the US is 10.7%. Topical steroid creams sometimes help with relieving the itchiness and dryness caused by AT, but can cause allergic reactions themselves. So, these gentle on skin baths will keep your baby's eczema under control, and may be a great alternative to steroid creams.
Every mother by now has read with horror of the story of the Texas boy who has died from “secondary drowning.” Here are the signs and symptoms and how to prevent it from happening.
Yes I breastfed 3 babies at the same time. When my 4th child was born I was still breastfeeding her 2 older sisters who were 15 months and 2 years old.
Do you long for an evening out with your spouse, but worry about how things will go at home with the babysitter while you’re away? Do you wish that you could check in with your children or pets during the day? Maybe you have an elderly parent who lives alone and you would like to be able to check through a camera on their well-being in the middle of the night. Keeping your goals in mind will help you choose from the following highest rated nanny cameras based on their technology, functionality and style.
Yes that's right my 3.5 year old still sits in a rear facing car seat. Why? Keep reading and I'll tell you my reasons why my 3 years old is rear facing in a car seat.
Ever have a baby that slept so deeply and well, that you had to check in on them frequently to make sure they were breathing? Chances are the child was an independent sleeper. New science has caused sleep recommendations to be reverted back toward sleep autonomy for babies verses co-sleeping, and showed that independent sleepers fare way better than co-sleeping babies when it comes to duration and quality of sleep.
We all want our kids to be safe. Learn the basic steps on using a rear facing car seat. Make every ride a safe ride.
Summertime and fun go hand in hand, and most people don’t think their kids will get hurt or worse, but as a nurse I’ve seen so many tragedies and wanted to impart a gentle reminder about how to avoid summertime dangers for kids.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a disorder of modern times, affecting more and more of America's children. While the origins of ADHD are surprising and disturbing, alleviating or even reversing symptoms is possible.
Do not say it's generic when your child is obese, but look at the negative effects of soda and french fries on the baby. Ask yourself, "is it bad for babies to drink soda," before you give them any Pepsi or Coca Cola drinks. Listen to these parents and their stories why they don't give sugar drinks to their toddlers. Teach your children healthy eating habits. Don't give them health problems.
Lead poisoning can lead to many health problems in children. An awareness of this problem can lead to aggressive efforts to prevent lead poisoning in kids.
The effects of sugar on children's health is dismal according to an undisputed 1973 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Researchers say that exposure to psychological abuse between parents is associated with more damage to the wellbeing of children as they get older than physical domestic violence.
Thank God it ended well for this toddler as he locked himself inside a car, but look how delighted he looks by the entire situation as firefighters in Cornwell, England are trying to rescue this 14-month-old little child.
This morning I was looking thins up on Twitter and saw this cute picture of children from Ohio that have posted this picture asking for sponsors to add 10 more schools to their anti-bullying program.
Researchers say that phthalates increase the risk of kids getting allergies.
Let’s face it, no one is happy when the baby gets a diaper rash, but what can you do to prevent or remedy a rash without using harmful products, chemicals or drugs?
Researchers say that being exposed to pets may decrease allergies and obesity in children.