Tag Archives: Parents

Dear parents, does your child suffer from asthma? Here’s what you should do

Improving paediatric asthma care is possible, a new research has found. According to a University of Connecticut-study, improved personalised inpatient assessments can enhance the accuracy of the prescribed asthma therapy, a child receives. Paediatric asthma is the most common chronic childhood condition and one of the leading causes for paediatric hospital admissions. Asthma can be severely disabling and even deadly. ... Read More »

Simple tips for first-time parents

Life pretty much changes the minute you realise you’re going to be a parent. Whether it was a planned or unplanned baby, the arrival of a newborn can make your world go topsy turvy. Here are some tips that will help first-time parents It is normal to feel overwhelmed and confused at times. But remember, there are others going through ... Read More »

Facebook Backed by Appeals Court in Denying Parents Access to Dead Teen’s Account

HIGHLIGHTS The 15-year-old was killed by a Berlin underground train in 2012 Her parents are asking to access her Facebook account to inquire details German court backed Facebook’s decision to forbid the access to account A German court on Wednesday backed online giant Facebook in its battle to reject a demand by the parents of a dead teenage girl for ... 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 »

Alcohol use by parents may affect children’s behaviour

  Children whose parents misuse alcohol or use, produce or distribute drugs face an increased risk of medical and behavioural problems, says a study. “Parents’ or caregivers’ substance use may affect their ability to consistently prioritise their children’s basic physical and emotional needs and provide a safe, nurturing environment,” said study co-author Vincent Smith, Neonatologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical ... Read More »

Parents Should Stop Using Smartphones at the Dinner Table: Study

Are you a tech buff who is unable to keep off your phone even at the dinner table? In that case, your kids may not be happy with you at all, say researchers. A study which delves into the dynamics of technology and families reveals that the children of those parents who sporadically text even while driving or those who ... 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 »