Tag Archives: Kids

Involve kids while decluttering their room

  If you are parent to a toddler, you must have mastered the art of walking around your house without tripping on toys and stamping on building blocks. You are probably itching to dump all their stuff in one room, lock the door and throw away the key. But before you take such extreme measures and later end up buying ... Read More »

5 Ways to make your kids wiser with the ways of the world

Few ways by which you can prepare your child to be confident and independent Being extra cautious with your kid can be harmful for their growth and development. The world is moving at a fast pace and it is important to not let them remain cocooned in a world in which they believe everything is hunky-dory. The recent instance of ... Read More »

Cartoon characters as super veggies help kids eat healthy

  Influencing kids to make the right food choice could be a lot easier for parents (mstay/Getty Images) Influencing kids to make the right food choice could be a lot easier for parents as researchers have found that children exposed to animated cartoon characters that take the shapes of healthy vegetables such as carrots or cucumber are more likely to ... Read More »

Things to keep in mind when you’re travelling with kids

  Travelling with kids is never easy. Whether you’re travelling with one, twins or more, it can be a tedious and testy time for most parents. Here’s what you need to keep in mind… Carry enough toys to keep your child(ren) entertained during the journey. This means toys, colouring books, building blocks, books or puzzles — anything that will capture ... Read More »

Hungry parents may feed their kids more

  Hungry parents may feed their kids more (Tang Ming Tung/Getty Images) The hungrier parents at mealtime tend to serve their young children more food, shows a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics was designed to determine what factors might impact on how much food parents are serving their young children. “Because young ... Read More »

Academic Stress Can Trigger ADHD in Kids

A new study suggests that the increasing academic stress on younger children is likely to be the reason behind the high prevalence of attention-deficit disorder. Researchers from the University of Miami in the US hypothesized that increased academic standards since the 1970s have contributed to the rise in diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). From time spent studying to enrollment ... Read More »

It Can be Healthy to Let Your Kids Put up a Wall

Image credit: Istock I am 10 years old and sitting in the storage space under my platform bed. It’s a good-sized structure, taking up about a quarter of the living room. It’s dark under there except for the nightlight that I have plugged into the wall, a green Christmas bulb screwed into its top. I can hear my parents talking ... Read More »

Pfizer recalls liquid Advil products for kids over ibuprofen dosage

REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton OTTAWA — Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is recalling 124 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children. There could be inconsistent doses of ibuprofen in the products if they have not been shaken as directed before use. Health Canada says the products being recalled are Advil Pediatric Drops, Children’s Advil Cold, Children’s Advil Fever from Colds or Flu, ... Read More »

ADHD in Kids: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know and Understand

There seems to be a never-ending stream of research reports about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD –  the most commonly diagnosed neuro-behavioral disorder in U.S. children –  and how it affects young people. The latest is a study from the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, which found that girls with childhood ADHD were “at a two-fold risk” of becoming obese ... Read More »