Everybody wants to win. But you can turn a sore loser into a good sport. “Strrrike!” When Ami Mansfield* won the final frame in the family bowling match, her glory was short-lived. Her eight-year-old son Hayden began crying on the spot. In hindsight, Mansfield isn’t surprised: Losing has always been tough for Hayden to handle.
My husband and I are on our honeymoon. We’re clinking spoons of gelato under a Mediterranean sun and remarking with pride how we have never been in a fight. No couple has ever been so compatible, so agreeable, so… naïve. Fast forward one year, and we’re threatening divorce because the dishwasher hasn’t been loaded properly.
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 11 2020 According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in 2017 approximately 13% of adolescents in the United States, or 3.2 million children aged 12 to 17, had at least one major episode of depression. While many recover from such an episode, a significant portion will develop severe
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The foggy mornings, the misty tree leaves, the shorter days and longer nights, the cold breeze, and the white snow make winter a pleasant and a favorite season for all. Winter is the time for donning our sweaters and other woolen clothes. The season is also marked by the winter
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 9 2020 Receiving an initial antibiotic prescription for a viral acute respiratory infection–the type of infection that doesn’t respond to antibiotics–increases the likelihood that a patient or their spouse will seek care for future such infections and will receive subsequent antibiotic prescriptions, according to the findings of a study from
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 11 2020 For adults, the goal of exercise is often to shed some pounds, but new research from the University of Georgia suggests the objective should be different for kids. Physical education should focus on improving students’ physical skills, knowledge of the benefits of exercise and motivation to be active.
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 9 2020 Lessons on healthy feeding practices delivered to young mothers through a brief home-visiting intervention put Native American infants on a healthier growth trajectory, lowering their risks for obesity, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health at the Bloomberg School of
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 11 2020 It’s 2020, and as much as we wish it weren’t so, sexual harassment is still with us. One need only look at social media or a steady stream of court cases: most recently, the #MeToo movement has cast a light on sexual harassment. Sexual harassment isn’t defined by
Your little one can’t tell you his ear is aching. Here are the ear infection symptoms to watch out for and how to help soothe your baby’s pain. Any adult who has had an ear infection knows how painful it can be—all the more reason why it hurts to see your baby with one. Unfortunately,
It’s dress-up time! This magnetic costume box lets future fashionistas dress the two friends in clothes based on the suggested outfit cards or mix and match pieces of clothing to create fun and silly outfits of their own. Bonus: Everything stores away neatly in the sturdy carrying box. Bigjigs, $25, brightenuptoysandgames.ca 2. My First Engineering
Thanksgiving is looking different for a lot of us this year. Many of us aren’t traveling to see loved ones for the holiday, and the traditional Thanksgiving meal—with multiple families crowded together around a table—is actually classified as a high-risk activity by the CDC. (Thanks, 2020.) This year has thrown a lot of changes and
I know what you’re thinking: What, so now we’re not supposed to say No?! What happened to boundaries! Here’s why all kids today are as spoiled as the spilt milk they cry over! Hear me out: You can and should continue to set the boundaries you are setting, firmly…and…kindly. And that’s the point I’m addressing
Yay, the kids are going back to school! Boo, you have to get dressed before 10am. Here are 7 school drop off looks to ease the transition and have you looking great. Find all of these items and more at TJ Maxx: http://bit.ly/2bMUugx Share this video and subscribe (it’s free!) for more from this new
If you like doing crafts with glue guns, this is the video for you! Today we bring you a ton of different hacks and DIY ideas for crafts using glue guns, epoxy resin, clay, and so many more of our favorite crafting materials. The first thing you’ll learn is how to make a long candle
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 9 2020 Doctors may soon be able to more accurately diagnose concussions by measuring the number of certain molecules in a person’s saliva, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The results of a recent clinical study confirmed that a patient’s spit may be used to aid concussion diagnosis
Turns out, “sleeping like a baby” doesn’t necessarily mean peace and quiet. Are all these grunts, snores and snuffles normal? Do you remember the sound of that first delivery-room wail? Then there’s the first adorable little sneeze, that first successful burp, those sweet coos, and eventually the first giggle—this is the soundtrack of newborn life.
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 10 2020 Mothers can pass on allergies to offspring while they are developing in the womb and that is one reason why babies exhibit allergies early in life, according to a Singapore preclinical study. Findings from the research published 30 October in Science show that the key antibody, immunoglobulin E
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 10 2020 According to the World Health Organization, preeclampsia affects between 2% to 8% of pregnancies. It can cause serious, sometimes fatal, complications in the mother and child. Among other risk factors, such as obesity and diabetes, vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of
Jennifer Pinarski asks other parents for advice on how to talk to young children about the significance of Remembrance Day. Peace is when you smile at someone and make the world a tiny bit brighter Peace is when you hear a baby laugh, or give a hug to the hurt— Excerpt from a poem by
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies usually love to breastfeed, so much so that some babies find it hard to wean. A happy, breastfeeding baby is often a sign of a healthy baby. But, sometimes, your baby can reject the breast abruptly and go on a nursing strike. Babies of any age group can refuse