Study shows that teaching children as young as three to be self-disciplined helps them succeed in the future
Toddlers who are well-disciplined and persevere at tasks, are more likely to be wealthier and healthier in adult life, a new study reveals.
The research, released today, provides some hard evidence that parents can influence their children’s future position in life by teaching them certain life skills. These include self-control and self-discipline.
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Children under 6 should not be playing Nintendo’s new toy, as optometrists warn its 3D technology could harm their eyes’ development
Optometrists have dampened enthusiasm for Nintendo’s new handheld gaming device, the 3DS, by warning it could be harmful to children’s eyesight.
The console is the first 3D games gadget that does not require glasses to view the images on the screen in 3D. Clever new technology enables players to see the images ... Continue reading
Research reveals children under 5 are undeveloped in traditional milestones but excelling in digital ones
Practical skills in children under 5 are becoming more and more undeveloped as digital skills take over, a new study as shown, reports the Telegraph.
The ‘Digital Diaries’ survey looked at 2,200 mums and their children in 11 countries, and found children under 5 years are more likely to be able to ... Continue reading
Vitamin D deficiency brought on by constant use of high factor sun cream is thought to have caused schoolgirl’s rickets
A 12-year-old girl has been diagnosed with early stages of rickets, and factor 50 sun cream is being blamed.
Tyler Attrill developed bad pain in her legs, and was diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency. This is linked to the early stages of rickets, a disease which can cause bowed legs and curvature ... Continue reading
New memoir ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom’ suggests a more strict approach to parenting young children is more effective than ‘soft’ Western world styles
A new parenting book that looks at the differences between Chinese and Western parenting styles is causing controversy around the world.
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom, by Yale University professor Amy Chua, suggests strict parenting rules for young children used in Eastern countries are superior over more ‘soft’ Western ideas.
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Parents need not worry about their children chatting to invisible friends as new study suggests they’re good for development
Imaginary friends are a normal feature in children’s development, according to new research by UK psychologist, Dr Karen Majors.
She asked 1,800 British children to fill out a questionnaire about imaginary friends. Nearly half of the under 7s admitted to having their own invisible companions. According to Dr Karen, these imaginary friends ... Continue reading
Teenager was terrified of water but made sure his younger brother was rescued first from flood waters in Australia
A 13-year-old boy has been killed by flood waters in Australia after telling a rescuer to save his 10-year-old brother before him, reports the Metro.
Jordan Rice had a phobia of water, but when he, his younger brother Blake and their mum, Donna, were trapped by rising flood waters in Toowoomba, Australia, ... Continue reading
Drugs squad raid garage after mistaking guinea pig heater for cannabis farm hotspot
We’ve all heard stories of police being a little overzealous with the general public, but this one really tickled us.
Police chiefs have apologised to a family after a 10-year-old boy’s elderly guinea pigs, 10-year-old Simon and Kenny were at the centre of a drugs raid.
The pet heater that owner Pam Hardcastle ... Continue reading
Dental expert speaks out about dentists ignoring the health and treatment of children’s milk teeth
Professor Monty Duggal, from the Leeds Dental Institute has spoken about his concerns that fellow dentists are neglecting children’s milk teeth needs, as they believe they’re not worth treating as they’ll fall out naturally and make way for adult teeth.
Professor Monty believes that the consequences of what he calls “supervised neglect” ... Continue reading
Researchers reveal why children with Attention Deficit Disorder can't concentrate
A new study has found that children with ADHD are more likely to daydream when they should be concentrating.
Scientists have discovered that they find it harder for their brains to switch off 'daydreaming' tendencies, when they’re doing what they may consider “boring” tasks. Most people are able to control their 'daydreaming' habits ... Continue reading
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