Parents advised to start potty training earlier to give children time to master bladder control before school
Begin potty training at 18 months, rather than the usual 2 years or older, experts have suggested. Children who start learning to use the potty after the age of 2 may be more likely to have frequent accidents when they start school, and develop bladder infections, according to new research.
Parents in ... Continue reading
Smacking debate rages as new study claims it worsens behaviour, but not everyone agrees
Smacking children reduces their emotional intelligence and could lead to bad behaviour, according to a new study. But one psychologist has controversially questioned this evidence and even suggested that it could actually help child development.
The study asked 179 teenagers how often they were spanked as children and until what age. The ... Continue reading
Almost 40% of parents of primary school pupils have never taken their child for an eye test, according to new poll.
UK parents are overlooking their children's eyesight, with almost 40% of parents of primary school-aged kids admitting they've never taken their child for an eye test.
Nearly 70% of parents believe their child’s eyesight is ‘fine’, yet over a third admit they don’t know the danger signs of poor eye health, according ... Continue reading
Smiling 2-year-old learns to walk with prosthetic legs after beating meningitis
Brave 2-year-old Alissa Taylor has astounded medics, family and friends by taking her very first steps on her new prosthetic legs, after battling meningitis. As a result of the deadly bug, Alissa had to have both her legs, most of her right hand and part of her left hand amputated, meaning ... Continue reading
Spoiled toddlers are using violence to get their own way, claims child psychologist
Nursery school children are more likely to use violence to get their own way than previous generations, a child psychologist has claimed. Blaming the decline of respect for authority, experts have warned that children are turning to violence at a young age to get what they want, both at nursery and ... Continue reading
The Government has told parents that toddlers should exercise for at least three hours a day
This week, new guidelines from the Government will suggest tots get at least three hours of exercise each day Parents are being urged to keep their children active from a young age to help combat the ever growing issue of childhood obesity.
A study by the Department of Health has revealed that ... Continue reading
Toddlers slow to talk are won’t necessary have problems later, says new study
Parents can breathe a sigh of relief after a new study, by a University inAustralia, revealed that slow starters in speech aren’t destined for mental health problems.
“Expressive vocabulary delay at the age of two years is not in itself a risk factor for later behaviour and emotional disturbances,” the reports says, ... Continue reading
Bacteria causing teeth cavities can be passed from parent to child, say experts
We all know how bad sugar is for toddlers' teeth, but research from the US reveals that mums with dodgy dentals could be just as bad for little teeth as the sweet stuff.
Along with poor diet, slack oral hygiene and genetics, evidence seems to be mounting that oral decay is also ... Continue reading
Car full of bored kids? Cheer them up with these imaginative and easy-to-play travel games
'Backseat Face Snap' has been revealed as Britain’s favourite family car game. Parents were polled in a survey run by car manufacturer Saab, which has launched a campaign to bring quality family time to car journeys!
The campaign encourages parents to find interactive ways to keep their children happy on the move ... Continue reading
This young boy clearly didn't enjoy the experience of modelling in a Paris fashion show
The experience of closing a Paris menswear show was not a joyful one for one young male model.
He was dressed up to the nines but burst into tears as he walked along the catwalk.
The boy, suited in French label, Smalto, seemed to be aged around 5 and was clearly upset as ... Continue reading
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