Eating fish once a week can improve your kids IQ

Children who eat at least one portion of fish a week sleep better and are more intelligent, a study suggests. They were more alert during the day, snoozed longer at night and scored almost five points higher in IQ tests

Eating fish once a week can improve your kids IQResearchers found that children aged 9–11 years who ate fish at least once weekly had higher IQ test scores and better sleep quality, compared with children who consumed fish less frequently. Study co-author Jianghong Liu, of the School of Nursing at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in State College, and colleagues recently reported their findings […]

Choking hazard: Avoid giving your kids these foods to prevent risk of choking

An Australian blogger recently posted a photo on Facebook that apparently shows an X-ray of a grape lodged in a child's airway. She says she shared the image to raise awareness of the choking dangers of certain foods such as grapes, due to the size of a child’s airway

Choking hazard: Avoid giving your kids these foods to prevent risk of chokingChoking is the fourth leading cause of accidental death for children under age 5. While plenty of toys come with choking hazard warnings, foods such as grapes, nuts, and candy don’t – even though food is the most common cause of choking accidents among young children. “The diameter of a child’s airway is about equal […]

Monsoon: Emergency aid every parent should be prepared for

Since monsoon has started to pour early this year it is important for each one of us to be prepared in tackling emergencies, especially when children are involved. Read and remember these measures well, as they can be utilised when medical emergencies strike

Monsoon: Emergency aid every parent should be prepared forAt most times, parents and immediate caregivers are the first responders when their child faces an emergency; medical aid and ambulatory services come second. It is therefore important that the parents be prepared for and be aware of want to tackle emergencies such as bleeding, fits, choking, burns, bleeding nose and diarrhoea. Bleeding: Lay the baby […]

Bad posture, slouching common in children addicted to gadgets

While there have been many debates and discussions on cons of access usage of technology, recent addition to the list is how mobiles phones and tablets are responsible for poor postures among children

Bad posture, slouching common in children addicted to gadgetsIn an age when technology has become a part of our daily life and an integral part of education system, its ill-effects are bound to affect adults and kids alike. While there have been many debates and discussions on cons of access usage of technology, the recent addition to the list is how mobiles phones, […]

Depression in mother’s can affect kid’s IQ and development

A mother’s depression can lower the children's IQ and negatively affect their cognitive development up to the age of 16, a study has found

Depression in mother’s can affect kid’s IQ and developmentResearchers studied 875 middle or lower-class mothers in Chile and their healthy children over a 16-year period, evaluating participants roughly every four years. At any point during the study, about half of the mothers had symptoms of depression, and one-third were severely depressed, according to Patricia East of the University of California San Diego School […]

Sleep deprivation can cause obesity in children and teenagers

Sleep is especially important for children and young adults, and yet another study has reinforced the idea that sleep deprivation in youths is associated with obesity later in life. The new research shows that poor sleep precedes weight problems, and therefore may be a risk factor of obesity and not a consequence

Sleep deprivation can cause obesity in children and teenagersChildren who get less than the recommended amount of sleep for their age are at a higher risk of developing obesity. Research at the University of Warwick has found that children and adolescents who regularly sleep less than others of the same age gain more weight when they grow older and are more likely to […]

What is responsive feeding? This is what parents need to know

The habits we learn early can stay with us for a lifetime - which is why it’s better to learn good habits early, not bad ones. This is especially true with eating habits. More and more, research shows that overweight babies grow into overweight children, who grow into overweight adults. One of the very best ways to prevent obesity is to start before they are two years old, preferably right at birth. That’s why parents should know about responsive feeding

What is responsive feeding? This is what parents need to knowMost parents feel better when their baby eats more – and eats on a predictable schedule. It’s comforting and reassuring. It helps parents feel certain that their baby has had enough to eat. It also makes it easier to organize the day or give instructions to babysitters. But when we push babies to eat more […]

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesight

More time outdoors had a protective effect and reduced the chances that a child would go on to need myopic refractive correction in the future. The size of the effect was impressive

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesightThe ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes? While conventional wisdom dictates that children should do less up-close viewing, sit farther from the television and perhaps even wear their eyeglasses less, we have […]

Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in children

There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but parents tend to ignore them or pass them off as usual mood swings. If there is a doubt that your child is being highly temperamental or suicidal, parents should immediately seek help from counsellors at school or a mental health expert

Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in childrenIn recent times, due to the influence of technology, kids have become aloof and do not share much with their parents. It is at this time that the parents need to be cautious to identify signs that might lead to self-harm or worse, suicide. There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but […]

Here’s how to teach kids about food habits in an interactive way

By developing methods to inculcate healthy eating habits in your child, you can provide them a nutritious diet. Teach your children the pros of eating healthy and make them aware of the consequences of unhealthy eating habits

Here’s how to teach kids about food habits in an interactive wayMost families these days rarely get a chance to sit down and savour a homemade meal on a daily basis due to busy schedules to get all the work done. A child’s diet is inconvenienced due to lack of proper preparation or consuming a lot of takeout/ready-to-eat food, which can be unhealthy. This tends to […]