Kids Health

U.S. parents worried about child’s communication skills

(HealthDay)—One-quarter of parents with children younger than age 8 years are concerned about their child’s ability to communicate, according to poll results released by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Between March 20 and March 27, 2019, YouGov conducted an online survey on behalf of ASHA. The nationally representative sample included 1,103 parents with children between […]

Health Problems

What do parents of children with cancer search for online?

When a child has cancer, what kind of information do parents seek out? Analyzing their online searches to obtain health-related information offers one window into their concerns, and provides insight into how healthcare providers may offer family education and support. Oncology researchers who investigated parents’ online Google searches found that, among other things, parents frequently […]

Health News

Children, their parents, and health professionals often underestimate children’s higher weight status

More than half of parents underestimated their children’s classification as overweight or obese—children themselves and health professionals also share this misperception, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (28 April-1 May). The systematic review and meta-analysis, synthesising the available evidence from the scientific literature, included […]

Kids Health

Simple directions from parents can guide children’s discovery

Whether it’s probing a child’s understanding of a topic through questions or engaging in hands-on activities alongside them, parents can guide their children to learn in new ways through simple directions, according to a study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior research shows that children use both exploration and explanation […]

Kids Health

This Tool Helps Divorced Parents Avoid Disaster

For harmonious co-parenting, you need a varied skill set. Co-parenting (successfully, at least) requires flexibility, patience and the ability to compromise. A sense of humor is pretty helpful, too. And above all else, you have to be organized. Which, yes, we know is difficult enough to keep a household running smoothly when the entire family […]