Study Shows Women of Young Children Eat More Calories

Study Shows Women of Young Children Eat More Calories

Are you having a struggle with weight loss? Well, now you have someone to blame. According to a study from the University of Minnesota, mothers of young children were heavier and ate more calories, fatty foods, and sugary drinks than women without children. In addition, both parents were less active than those of the same age without children. The study was not a small one. There were over 1,500 adults with children younger than five and according to the report which is in the journal Pediatrics, mothers in this study with young children had a diet so poor, they’d have to walk three miles a day to not gain a pound.

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Kids Need Plenty of Sleep

Kids Need Plenty of Sleep

Kids need sleep…plenty of sleep. So, if you’re a parent and your children are up late, get them to bed. They really function better if they sleep well. They’re less irritable and they’re able to perform better in the day. A lot of children don’t want to hear that. They don’t want to hear that they can sleep and take it easy, but the bottom line is they need to. They need their rest, and as parents, you need to control it. Your child will eat better. They will feel better. They will do better if they are getting plenty of sleep.

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Protecting Your Kids on the Internet

Protecting Your Kids on the Internet

You need to be more careful than ever when it comes to protecting your kids on the internet. That’s the word from a new study in the journal Pediatrics. According to the “Growing Up with Media” survey, researchers have found that victimization online is more likely to occur through instant messaging and in chat rooms. 1,600 children were in the study. 15% reported unwanted sexual solicitation in that time, with about 1/4 of those occurring on a social networking site. One-third reported online harassment, that’s a quarter of the incidents occurring on a social networking site. The breakdown of the reported incidents: 43% via instant messaging, 32% in chat rooms. Harassment was more common in instant messaging, 55% of incidents. In case you were wondering, the experts suggest parents should monitor all the time.

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Allergies to Chemicals in Carpet Cleaners

Allergies to Chemicals in Carpet Cleaners

In recent years, many families turn to carpet cleaners. Carpet cleaners are a great way to get the most out of that carpet, keep them clean, and looking better. But, many of the chemicals that they use can be problematic. The chemicals are designed, obviously, to clean the carpets, but what we find is, people can have allergic reactions, especially children. Children roll around. They play with the pet. They play with their cars. They’re on the carpet. When they’re on the carpet, they can have difficulties associated with it, and that can cause allergic reactions. That can be very problematic down the road.

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Learning Delays in Children Need to Be Recognized

Learning Delays in Children Need to Be Recognized

When a child has a learning delay, it certainly can raise a lot of red flags, and many parents try to ignore the delay. They don’t want to admit their child has a so-called problem. The bottom line is this. If a child has a learning delay, you want to get to it. You want to be able to make a difference. The earlier a learning delay is recognized, and the earlier treatment is begun, the better. As parents, we need to be more proactive.

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Do You Have Fever Phobia?

Do You Have Fever Phobia?

Do you have fever phobia? The American Academy of Pediatrics says this is a problem in this country. Fever is one of the most common clinical symptoms in children. Certainly, if the temperature is elevated, it can be a warning sign there are other problems. The fever is really the body’s way to fight infection and sometimes a low-grade fever is not a bad thing. However, due to advertising and the ready availability of many medications to control fever, there are patients who will turn to medicine every time a temperature is over 99.5 and that is a mistake.

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Alcohol Education for Younger Children

Alcohol Education for Younger Children

There is a report from the University of Pittsburgh which suggested that students should be exposed to knowledge of the dangers of alcohol as early as fourth-grade. There are several reasons for this. First, kids watch TV and ads marketing alcohol are more prominent than ever. Then, there is the information from a review of state and national surveys which found that among typical fourth-graders, ten percent had already had more than a sip of alcohol, and seven percent had a drink in the past year. The percent of children who have used alcohol increased with age and doubles between the fourth and sixth grade.

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