With childhood obesity rates in the United States skyrocketing, it should come as no real surprise that more American kids are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and other health problems related to poor dietary habits than ever before.
The numbers concerning childhood obesity in America are sobering, and parents across the country are responding to the crisis in various ways, including enrolling kids in sports programs, encouraging physical exercise, and putting their children on diets. The decision to place a child on a diet plan presents some challenges, however, which parents ought to consider before deciding to implement one. Here are 10 concerns about using this approach to remedy a child’s weight problem:
Few words strike fear in a parent’s heart like “fire.” There are many different ways for children to inadvertently start or be injured in a fire, and the potential for destruction is so great that the mere mention of fire can set off a panic among parents. Here are 10 of the most common dangers of fire in relation to children
For many families, childcare expenses are among the largest drains on the family budget. Whether you’re considering public, center-based care or private, in-home care, either option will require that you pay a considerable amount in fees or salaries and taxes.
The wide number of extracurricular activities and clubs available to today’s teen paired with the parental urge to keep teenagers as busy as possible in a bid to prevent misbehavior has led to an intense debate amongst parents and parenting experts regarding the quality of life available to an over-scheduled teen.
Keeping your small child on a reliable sleep schedule is challenging enough without any additional complicating factors thrown into the mix. While some parents swear by the power of a long drive to send a child straight to dreamland, others refuse to let their children sleep in the car because they don’t transition well from the car to their bed.
While ordering your groceries online and having them delivered is certainly one option for moms who want to avoid incurring a grocery store meltdown when their toddler is in tow, in reality, that’s not always the most practical grocery shopping solution.
Using products that are organic can help ensure baby isn’t exposed to harmful chemicals, and buying Fairtrade means products are manufactured in an ethical way, giving our children a better future to grow up into.
It's official; having children is good for a woman's social life. A study has found that joining 'the new mum club' on average boosts a woman's circle of friends by nine, all of whom live nearby and have also just given birth.
Alarmingly, most of our kids are going to school in clothes that are made from dangerous chemicals. The new wave of fabric is stuff made with TEFLON in it which is a known cancer causing chemical. Thank god for Ecooutfitters!
In today's market the variety of toys for babies and children available can be hard to believe. However, it can sometimes be confusing to work out what toys are the safest for you to give to your little one. The manufacturers of toys are regulated by numerous pieces of legislation, but particularly by both the Sales of Goods Act and the Toys Safety Regulations 1995. The following set out a few top tips when considering which toys are safe for your little ones:
Forget giving your child the typical plastic barbies which give kids the wrong message about so many things today, namely, their self esteem. Kids shouldn't be playing with sexualised dolls that make them think of whats 'perfect' when they grow older. Luckily there is a wonderful alternative out there! Introducing the baby wearing, birthing, pregnant, breastfeeding MamAmor Dolls