Building a Relationship with Your Child’s Teacher

It is Back-To-School time! Children are wishing they had a few additional weeks of vacation and you are steadily making sure that every item is checked off of their school supply list. Once you finished putting your child’s name on each pencil, art supply and their lunchbox, make sure you spend time thinking about ways […]

Travel Safely

Car seats are lifesaving to infants and children if in a motor vehicle accident.   According the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the use of car seats reduces the risk for infant death by 71% and reduces the risk for death to toddlers by 54% in passenger vehicles.  For older children, booster seats and seat belts […]

Do you let your child play with toy guns?

by Stacie Lewis posted in Mom Stories My three-year old loves our local convenience store. The man behind the counter teases him and pretends to be scared at his dinosaur roars. But, yesterday he accidentally frightened our son by roaring back. He burst into tears and the man felt awful. So, he handed my husband… […]

Make your child a chef

by Rebecca Miller Ffrench posted in Life & Home Kids can make believe they’re anything—pirates, pandas, the President. Oh the luxury and the freedom they have to let their minds go. These days, celebrity chefs seem to be impressing many young dreamers. From Emeril to the Iron Chef, kids can find lots of kitchen muses…. […]

How do “fast-track” countries reduce maternal and child mortality rates?

By Carole Presern: Social and economic development is a mysterious business. In some low- and middle-income countries, economic growth brings very little change to the lives of women and children, especially those in the poorest communities, while other countries achieve near-miracles on very little. What makes the difference? Continue reading: Success factors for women’s and children’s […]

UK failing to reduce child, youth deaths as quickly as other wealthy countries

The UK has failed to match the gains made in reducing deaths among children and young adults by 17 other high-income countries in the European Union, Australia, Canada, and Norway (EU15+) in the 38 years since 1970. The findings reveal that despite the UK having been in or near the top 25% (best quartile) for […]

Pakistan’s progress ending child marriage

Law passed in Sindh province shows that despite religious opposition, steps taken to outlaw child marriage are taking effect. Pakistan’s slow but steady progress on ending child marriage | Global development | theguardian.com. The post Pakistan’s progress ending child marriage appeared first on Global Health Hub: news and blogosphere aggregator. Global Health Hub: news and […]

Would you let your child go on daycare field trips?

by Stacy-Ann Gooden posted in Mom Stories School field trips offer new experiences and learning for students. But, how do you know your child is ready to take on this endeavor? I grapple with answering this question. My daughter is in daycare and kids begin going on outings at age four, and sometimes as early… […]

Parental obesity and autism risk in the child: Is paternal obesity a greater risk factor than maternal obesity?

Several studies have looked at possible links between maternal obesity during pregnancy and the risk of developmental disorders in the child. However, paternal obesity could be a greater risk factor than maternal obesity, according to a new study. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Smoke-free laws linked to improved child health

“Laws banning smoking in public places have had a positive impact on child health,” BBC News reports. Researchers found lower rates of preterm births and childhood severe asthma cases after the introduction of smoke-free laws. 11 studies published between 2008 and 2013 were reviewed, in a bid to examine the effect smoking bans around the […]

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