Freyah Rose Lyons is completely colour blind, a condition doctors believe could be due to her mum having swine flu during pregnancy
After giving birth, mum Cassie Lyons noticed that her newborn daughter Freyah Rose Lyons was sleeping a lot, her eyes were moving involuntarily and she had difficulty focusing. Cassie took her to the doctor who diagnosed that Freyah has optic nerve hypoplasia, where her eyes move constantly from side to side. Further tests ... Continue reading
Surprise YouTube hit showing the moment a little boy heard four simple worlds, “I am your father”…
Poor little 4-year-old Faris looks absolutely devastated when he hears four treacherous words, “I am your father”. But the words didn’t reveal some family scandal. They were spoken by the terrifying master of evil, Darth Vader, as fans watched The Empire Strikes Back. Obviously a big Star Wars fan at ... Continue reading
Encourage your child to pick up a pencil this month and get creating
The Big Draw is a long fun event, inviting budding artists to put their creative caps on and take part in this nationwide festival. Check out what’s happening in your neighbourhood and take part for the chance to win a special award!
The theme for 2011 is The Drawing Age helping to ... Continue reading
Three-year-old girl’s illness means she craves non-edible objects
Natalie Hayhurst’s illness causes her to crave non-edible objects, despite the fact that they pose a risk to her health.
The three-year-old suffers from the illness called Pica which leads her to eat non-food items like rocks, plant and sticks.
Natalie, fromIndianain theUS, is at constant risk of poisoning and her parents face ... Continue reading
School’s strict ban on ponytails for boys infringes human rights, says dad
An 11-year-old schoolboy has been taken out of school by his dad, after the boy was told to cut off his ponytail.
Connor Wallword, who started secondary school this September, has been told to cut his hair because it breaches the strict uniform code at Westhoughton High, Bolton.
“The school has a clear ... Continue reading
Parents are being urged to ensure their children's immunisations are up to date
Measles is on the rise in the UK, with more than twice as many cases so far this year as there were in the whole of 2010, according to new figures.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said there have been 777 cases across England and Wales in the first seven months ... Continue reading
Children need at least nine hours of sleep a night to ensure they learn and develop properly
Children who get less than nine hours sleep a night are more likely to struggle at school, according to new research.
Six and 7-year-olds who sleep for less than nine hours were found to do worse at spelling, grammar and comprehension, and have more trouble working out basic maths questions.
The study assessed ... Continue reading
A 10-year-old boy with gender dysphoria has been welcomed back to school from the summer holidays as a female
A 10-year-old schoolboy has returned to class after the summer holidays as a girl. The child was diagnosed with gender dysphoria, causing him to feel like he's really a girl trapped in the body of a boy.
After “coming out” as a female this summer, her school in Worcester welcomed the pupil ... Continue reading
Expert claims fast-moving cartoons ruin children’s ability to concentrate
Children’s cartoons with fast moving scenes and unfamiliar or made-up objects can harm toddlers’ ability to concentrate, claims US psychologist Dr Angeline Lillard.
Dr Angeline also suggested that such cartoons “over-tax” children’s brains, which could harm their logic skills and short-tem memory.
In her investigation, 60 4-year-olds were divided into three groups. One ... Continue reading
Hungry 18-month-old boy gets his milk straight from the family cow’s udder
Toddler Tha Sophat has found a novel solution to getting his milk feeds – suckling directly from a cow’s udder. The 18-month-old toddler has been missing his mum’s breastfeeding after she left their local Cambodia to find work in Thailand.
Tha, who lives with his grandfather in Pheas, a village in Siem Reap ... Continue reading
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