Regular exercise improves the ability of overweight, previously inactive children to think, plan and even do math, Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report. Researchers suspect exercise would have a similar impact on their leaner counterparts.
Karen Judy, MD, of Loyola University in the USA says that following a few simple tips could reduce the number of deaths and injuries of children involved in car accidents. Studies have shown that seven out of 10 car seats are not installed correctly, leading to the deaths of thousands each year.
Children should have no more than one glass of fruit juice, even 100 percent fruit juice, a day, because of the high calories. Sports drinks should be reserved only for extreme exercise. Otherwise, children should drink water to replenish lost fluids, they say, and whole fruit is a better nutritional choice than fruit juice.
Previous research had associated television viewing with attention problems in children. This study also found similar effects from the amount of time spent with video games. It is still not clear why screen media may increase attention problems, but many researchers speculate that it may be due to rapid-pacing, or the natural attention grabbing aspects that television and video games use.
Many children are now overweight. Helping adults to achieve an ideal weight is difficult enough but there are even more issues and problems with children. We don’t want to see small children dieting. We don’t want children to judge their own worth by how much they weigh. We don’t want to encourage children into anorexia and bulimia. But we do want children to be healthy and well and set down good eating habits for their whole life.
I know. It’s very difficult to “let go and let baby” when it comes to the developmental milestone of regulating his own food intake. But somebody has to regulate his food. For the rest of his life. And if not him, then who? Like every other life skill your child will develop this self-care skill of healthy food intake in stages. There are simple ways to tell when he’s ready for more responsibility.
We’ve found there are SEVEN simple parenting skills that can make a huge difference when your child is being vile or refusing to do what you say. Being a parent is so simple when your child behaves well. You talk nicely to him. He talks nicely to you. It’s easy. But when your child is rude or difficult, all the good parenting stuff can fly right out of the window.
The following guidelines can help reduce the risk of severe injury to your precious baby if you are ever involved in a car accident. Your child should ride rear-facing until they are at least 1 and weigh at least 20 pounds. It is best for your child to ride rear-facing for as long as possible. The American Academy of Pediatrics is now encouraging children to ride rear-facing until they have reached the height and weight limits of the convertible car seat, or until the minimum age of 2.
A residential summer weight-loss camp markedly improved obese children's health, a study in the April 2010 edition of Pediatrics reports. A Saint Louis University physician found the camp improved children's weight, body mass index (BMI), physical fitness and blood pressure.
Studies show that four out of five children fight their siblings. They bicker, argue and even punch and kick their brothers and sisters. It’s no wonder that sibling rivalry is the biggest concern for most parents, or that so many find it absolutely infuriating. You may be lucky – your children might get on get on quite well. But if you worry about the bad atmosphere, feel one child is getting the worst of it, or worry that your children won’t grow up as friends, what can you do?