Baby Development

Self-Control Could Turn Kids Into Successful Adults

Self-Control Could Turn Kids Into Successful Adults

MONDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) — Children with the most self-control at 3 years old become the healthiest, wealthiest and most successful adults, new research finds. Children who display persistence, patience at age 3 become healthier, wealthier, study finds. And … Read more

Insufficient, Irregular Sleep Tied to Kids’ Obesity

Insufficient, Irregular Sleep Tied to Kids' Obesity

MONDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) — Sleeping in on the weekend may help children fight obesity, a new study suggests. Making up for lost shuteye on weekends seems to help, study finds. Too little sleep puts kids at risk of … Read more

Childhood Last Name Predicts Whether You Buy Early, Late: Study

Childhood Last Name Predicts Whether You Buy Early, Late: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) — The first letter of your childhood surname may influence your consumer behavior as an adult, according to a new study. Memories of always being last in line spur ‘late alphabet consumers’ to buy early … Read more

Parents’ Divorce May Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts Years Later

Parents' Divorce May Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts Years Later

THURSDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) — Adults who were children when their parents divorced are more likely to seriously consider suicide than adults who grew up in intact families, according to a new study. For men, other childhood stressors increase … Read more

Poverty May Keep Kids From Full Genetic Potential

Poverty May Keep Kids From Full Genetic Potential

MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) — Being poor can prevent young children from reaching their full genetic potential of mental ability, a new study shows. Study finds disparities between rich, poor show up by age 2. Researchers at the University … Read more

U.S. Recession Didn’t Raise Rates of Child Neglect: Study

U.S. Recession Didn't Raise Rates of Child Neglect: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) — The recession did not have much impact on rates of child maltreatment in the United States, the results of a new study suggest. Intervention programs may have helped prevent abuse during economic downturn, expert … Read more

Helping Your Child Adjust to Preschool

Helping Your Child Adjust to Preschool

Preschool offers many benefits — it can be a great place for kids to interact with peers and learn valuable life lessons such as how to share, take turns, and follow rules. It also can prepare them for kindergarten and … Read more

How to ensure your house is safe for a crawling baby

How to ensure your house is safe for a crawling baby

A newly mobile baby requires special safety precautions around the house. Once your baby is on the move, baby-proofing the home becomes essential. The best way to spot potential dangers is to get down on your hands and knees and … Read more

7 steps help your baby crawl earlier

7 steps help your baby crawl earlier

Crawling may not happen naturally if your child does not endure lying on his stomach. There are some techniques which claim to help your baby crawl earlier (should you wish him or her to). In essence the technique makes your … Read more

Crawling Baby: When Your Child Learns to Crawl

Crawling Baby: When Your Child Learns to Crawl

Learning to crawl is a key milestone in your baby’s life. Your baby will have already learnt to sit without support and roll; crawling is the next step. If you look at most formal developmental milestone and learning scales, you … Read more