According to a recent study by a Michigan State University economist, nearly one million children in kindergarten in the United States are misdiagnosed with ADHD. The study attributes this to the disparity of ages in a kindergarten classroom. Most kindergarten classrooms have children who are either 5 or 6 years old. The study shows that […]
Hearing your teenager tell you that they want to drop out of school can be frustrating and nerve-racking at the same time. You may be feeling many different emotions such as anger, helplessness and anxiety. However, ignore the instinct to yell and instead rationally talk to your teen and find out the underlying reason for […]
Wrestlers can easily transmit skin infections during wrestling competitions; these infections can be bacterial, fungal or viral. Some wrestlers compete in 3 or more matches during a day with no breaks to shower in-between matches. A recent study was presented at the 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. This study compared the effectiveness […]
Unfortunately, for some this message is coming too late. U.S. government survey data shows that approximately 5.2 million children ages 6 to 19 already have permanent damage to their ears’ hair cells caused by exposure to loud noises. Sadly, these kids may suffer not only from diminished hearing, but also from impaired language development, ability […]
Children learn to imitate at a very young age. It’s how they learn to behave, care for themselves, develop new skills, and communicate with others. From their earliest moments they watch you closely and pattern their own behavior and beliefs after yours. Your examples become permanent images, which will shape their attitudes and actions for […]
Working mothers have a lot to do. Not only do they spend at least eight hours a day working outside of the home, they also have to work taking care of the home. It’s no wonder moms might get out of shape; they don’t have time to take care of themselves. Experts will tell you […]
With the heavy load of books that children have to carry around in school, it is no wonder that safety is becoming more of an issue in regards to backpacks. Because muscles are still forming throughout childhood, it is important to choose a backpack that will carry the weight of the books rather than put […]
Academic success is important in a child’s life as it can help to shape the future. There are many things you can do to help your child or children succeed and they all start at home. Keep track of your child’s school activities, set up a consistent routine and ensuring that they have enough rest […]
Children will be children. And if you have more than one in a room, there’s a good bet there will be an argument or conflict at some point. Teaching conflict resolution to your children will reduce your frustrations and help bring peace to your home. One way to address conflict resolution is by using books. […]
Raise your hand if you want to clean? No hands were raised. When you ask your kids they won’t raise their hands either. But, if you offer some type of reward in exchange for their services, you might get a few more takers. Chores are a rite of passage. Kids learn how to clean and […]
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