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Parenting, Home and Family

23

Feb'17

Video: Three Tips to Boost Your Teenager’s Self-confidence

When faced with a big challenge where potential failure seems to lurk at every corner, you’ve probably heard the advice, “Be more confident!” So what is confidence, really? Where does it come from, and how can you get more of it? Here are three easy tips to boost your teenager's self-confidence.

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20

Feb'17

Winning the War: How to Persuade Children to Eat More Veggies

Getting children to eat their vegetables might not be an endless battle if parents follow some research-based advice from a nutrition expert at Kansas State University. Getting kids used to vegetables can start in the womb, said Richard Rosenkranz, associate professor of food, nutrition, dietetics and health...

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05

Feb'17

Pets — Not Siblings — Are Child’s Best Friends, Researchers Find

Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters, according to research from the University of Cambridge. Children also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with siblings.

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03

Feb'17

Pregnant Women Should Avoid Liquorice

A new Finnish study supports food recommendations for families with children in that women should avoid consuming large amounts of liquorice during pregnancy. The limit for safe consumption is not known.

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02

Feb'17

Premature Babies At Risk As They Don’t Use Normal Brain Processes

Babies born prematurely don't use their expectations about the world to shape their brains as babies born at full term do, important evidence that this neural process is important to development.

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02

Feb'17

Study Shows Alzheimer’s Disease Could Begin in the Womb

Biochemical reactions that cause Alzheimer's disease could begin in the womb or just after birth if the foetus or newborn does not get enough vitamin A, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.

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15

Jan'17

Early Childhood Education: The Key to Success in Life

Nelson Mandela, the well-known statesmen, once said, "Education is the great engine to personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that the child of a farm worker can become the president of a great nation."

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15

Jan'17

Gesturing Can Boost Children’s Creative Thinking

Encouraging children to use gestures as they think can help them come up with more creative ideas, according to research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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15

Jan'17

Parents’ Presence When TV Viewing with Child Affects Learning Ability

Parenting today, for many, has become nothing more than sitting a child in front of a television or handing them a device that plays their favourite video. But it's much more than that. Studies show that kids become more interested in activities when their parents are involved.

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15

Jan'17

Babies Exposed to Stimulation Get Brain Boost

Many new parents still think that babies should develop at their own pace, and that they shouldn't be challenged to do things that they're not yet ready for. Infants should learn to roll around under their own power, without any "helpful" nudges, and they shouldn't support their weight before they can stand or walk on their own. They mustn't be potty trained before they are ready for it.

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