Child Development

Looking online for info on your child’s health? Here are some tips

Looking online for info on your child’s health? Here are some tips

Many parents can be anxious when their child is sick. So looking online for health information can help them understand their child’s medical condition and...
12 ways to keep your kids safe from sexual encounters online

12 ways to keep your kids safe from sexual encounters online

Naomi, who is 10 years old, is having a sleepover at her friend Jaime’s house. A babysitter is there but she is on her...
Girls with high vitamin D level have stronger muscles

Girls with high vitamin D level have stronger muscles

Girls are stronger with higher levels of vitamin D, but the association was not found in boys. These are the results from a new large...
Brain matures faster because of childhood stress

Brain matures faster because of childhood stress

Stress in early childhood leads to faster maturation of certain brain regions during adolescence. In contrast, stress experienced later in life leads to slower maturation...
Block play could improve your child’s math skills, executive functioning

Block play could improve your child’s math skills, executive functioning

Semi-structured block play among preschool-age children has the potential to improve two skills – mathematics and executive functioning – critical to kindergarten readiness, according...
Diet and lifestyle of both parents play a key role in child

Diet and lifestyle of both parents play a key role in child’s health

Parents’ diets and health can have profound implications for the growth, development, and long-term health of their children before their conception, according to a...
Dieting linked to risky behaviors in teenage girls

Dieting linked to risky behaviors in teenage girls

Teenage girls who diet are more likely to engage in other health-compromising behaviors, including smoking, binge drinking, and skipping breakfast, a University of Waterloo...
Early-life obesity impacts children's learning and memory

Early-life obesity impacts children’s learning and memory

A new study by Brown University found that children on the threshold of obesity or overweight in the first two years of life had...
How 'clean eating' can damage children's health

How ‘clean eating’ can damage children’s health

Clean eating seems ideal for parents who want to establish their children's healthy habits early on. It's no surprise really: "clean eating" is the perfect...
Backpacks not to blame for back pain in kids

Backpacks not to blame for back pain in kids

It’s a weighty topic, but new research from the University of Sydney suggests schoolbags do not cause back pain in children and adolescents. The study,...