Parenting, Home and Family

14

Oct'17

When Bad Behaviour Indicates A Need For Intervention

If a five-year-old child misbehaves and blames an imaginary friend, parents don’t usually become alarmed. They correct the child and move on. But what about an eight-year-old who hears voices and feels threatened by something she can’t explain?

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14

Oct'17

Learning and Staying in Shape Key to Longer Lifespan, Study Finds

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram of weight they carry, research suggests. This major study has also found that education leads to a longer life, with almost a year added for each year spent studying beyond school.

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24

Sep'17

Good Parenting Requires Accountability

How do parents instill a sense of accountability and personal responsibility in their children without coming across like prison wardens? The first step is to develop standards of behaviour that are clearly defined and age appropriate. A three-year-old may not be able to understand....

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03

Sep'17

Living Room Decorating Ideas

Your home is your sanctuary and you’re getting tired of the boring atmosphere you’re living in. The good news is that you don’t have to spend all your money re-decorating your home. Here are five simple tips to help you jazz up and snazzy up your living room.

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11

Aug'17

Quotes on Parenthood

Your first breath took ours away... Pardon the mess, my children are making memories... There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved... The best things in life are not things...

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24

May'17

Video Goes Viral: “A Normal Day”

Vlogger Esther Anderson created “A Normal Day,” a video that shows a mom’s exhausting day with her two young children from both her perspective and her daughter’s perspective. While the mom is worn out trying to keep it together with a crying infant and messy toddler, her daughter’s memories show something really special.

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13

May'17

Bilingual Babies Learn Languages Faster than Monolingual Babies

Some parents may worry whether teaching their babies two languages concurrently will overburden their babies' minds, while some may wonder if babies get confused learning two very different languages from birth. These concerns are unfounded, according to the latest findings by psychologists from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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29

Apr'17

Bilingual Baby Brains Show Increased Activity in Executive Function Regions

Many brain studies show that bilingual adults have more activity in areas associated with executive function, a set of mental abilities that includes problem-solving, shifting attention and other desirable cognitive traits. Now new findings reveal that this bilingualism-related difference in brain activity is evident as early as 11 months of age...

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27

Apr'17

How To Fit In When You Stand Out: Don’t Try So Hard

When in Rome you do as the Romans do, right? Not necessarily. When it comes to fitting in with foreign cultures, "just be yourself" might be the more appropriate mantra, according to Brigham Young University professor Stephen Moody.

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25

Apr'17

Why Children Struggle to Cross Busy Streets Safely

For adults, crossing the street by foot seems easy. You take stock of the traffic and calculate the time it will take to get from one side to the other without being hit. Yet it's anything but simple for a child. New research from the University of Iowa shows children under certain ages lack the perceptual judgement and motor skills to cross a busy road consistently without putting themselves in danger.

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