Kids Health

Parenthesis: Teach your child healthy media habits

A while ago, my husband and I went for an R-rated superhero movie at a local theatre and were shocked at the number of children that were watching the movie with us. The parents around us either disregarded or were ignorant of the age rating clearly outlined for the movie. The management of the cinema […]

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Adults smoking can cause children physical harm

Wise parents should keep their children out of any environment where smoking is allowed, even if no one is smoking there at the time, writes Jane E. Brody. Adults who wish to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke have options. Among my strategies: I don’t allow smoking in my home or car; I have no friends […]

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5 activity boxes that make learning fun for kids

Learning couldn’t have been made more interesting for children, thanks to activity boxes that not only keep your child occupied but also educate him or her through the act of playing. Researches in the past have reportedly shown how incorporating enjoyable activities into the learning process can help foster long-term memory in children. So, introduce […]

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Chicago sudden infant death cases never make the news

While news media reporting traffic crashes and fire-related deaths of infants and children is routine and often leads to preventative measures to reduce these deaths, there is little or no news coverage of sleep-related or sudden infants deaths, which contributes to the lack of efforts to prevent these deaths, according to a Rush physician. Dr. […]