What Too Much Screen does to children

Screen time is an inescapable reality of modern childhood, with kids of every age spending hours upon hours in front of iPads, smartphones and televisions. That’s not always a bad thing: Educational apps and TV shows are great ways for children to sharpen their developing brains and hone their communication skills—not to mention the break these […]

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Best places for family getaway

Once children are at school, family holidays and uninterrupted time together become more important than ever. What you want is child-friendly accommodation and easy access to fun – whether this is organised activities or simply splashing about at the beach. 1. Child’s play in Sardinia With a 11,960 sq yd Village Fantasia play area among […]

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Children’s Food Intolerance

In recent years, pediatrician William Sears, MD, has seen a lot more cases of asthma and eczema in his San Clemente, Calif., office. Dairy and wheat are still the biggest culprits, but experts believe new factors may be contributing to the rise in food sensitivities, including synthetic additives such as partially hydrogenated oils and artificial […]

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8 Tips for Moms of New Kindergarteners

Here are 8 tips for moms of new kindergarteners: 1. Socialize Before School Begins  Get together with friends who will be starting kindergarten at the same time as your child before the school year begins. By giving your child plenty of opportunities to socialize and interact in groups of children, he will be better prepared […]

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Rotavirus & Stomach Flu

Officially called gastroenteritis, stomach flu is an infection of the digestive system — and is totally unrelated to the regular flu (influenza), which affects the respiratory system. Stomach flu is the second most common illness kids get, after respiratory infections like colds. Although unpleasant, stomach flu is usually not serious. It’s usually caused by viruses, […]

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Legoland Fun

Legoland has officially launched in Dubai, so we sent our mini reviewers round the six zones – Factory, Miniland, Lego City, Kingdoms, Imagination and Adventure – ahead of its opening. The Big Shop As you arrive, you walk under the giant Legoland sign and through to Factory, the first of six themed zones in the […]

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Advice from French Pediatricians

A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine finds that Type 2 diabetes progresses faster in kids than in adults. What’s worse, though, is that when kids get Type 2 diabetes, it’s harder to treat. What to do? In an editorial this past Sunday, the New York Times calls for more health care programs. More health […]

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Helping Children to deal with aggression

Ask any parent whether she wants her child to be an aggressive person and you are likely to get more than one answer. After all, aggression is associated with both approved and disapproved behavior in our minds and in our society—both with the energy and purpose that help us to actively master the challenges of […]

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Do children need supplements?

If you believe the ads, every kid needs a daily Flintstone or Gummy Bear vitamin. But is it true? Not necessarily so, the experts agree. Ideally, kids should get their vitamins from a balanced, healthy diet that includes: Milk and dairy products like cheese and yogurt (preferably low-fat products for kids over age 3) Plenty of fresh […]

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Understanding Colic: Treatment

Colic should go away by the time your baby is 4 months old. Until then, try these tips. They may give both of you some relief. Feeding Tips Is it the breastmilk or formula? Some parents worry that what they feed their baby or what they eat if they are breastfeeding can upset him. Generally it’s […]

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