A recent study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine reports that early television exposure has negative effects on children’s functioning at follow-ups as late as fourth grade. Dr. Pagani and colleagues examined the influence of television exposure at 29 months and changes in exposure by 53 months on psychosocial, academic, and lifestyle characteristics in […]
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The nature of play changes at each developmental stage.
“Help your baby reach her potential,” . . . “Put your baby in front of his peers,”. . . “Create a baby genius,”. . . The claims are spread across the pages of parenting magazines and television screens alarming parents that all the other babies have already started the race. But can we take these […]
Cosmetics industry analysts report that expenditures for anti-aging products have created a 15 billion dollar market for creams, injections, and compounds that promise to slow or reverse aging. We might think that the focus of this industry push are the baby boomers who are approaching later adulthood, but this is not what analysts tell us. […]