A Mother’s Love: The Challenges of Parenting a Child With Eczema

A loving mother wants, above all else, good health for her child. Imagine, then, the emotional impact of discovering that your baby has eczema, of wishing more than anything to take away the itching and irritation. And imagine the worry when a woman with eczema becomes pregnant. The what-ifs are huge. Fortunately, there is excellent … Read more

Like father, like son? New studies show how parents’ genes play role in shaping behaviour

According to new research by scientists at the University of Utah, the study explains how mom and dad genes shape behaviour, as each parent has a unique influence on hormones and other chemical messengers that control behaviour and mood. The findings of the research were published in the journal ‘Cell Reports’. Parenting is not the only way how … Read more

5 Mistakes Parents Make With Teens and Tweens

SOURCES: Richard M. Lerner, PhD, director of the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, Tufts University, Medford, Mass. Robert Evans, EdD, executive director, The Human Relations Service, Wellesley, Mass. Amelia M. Arria, PhD, director, Center on Young Adult Health and Development, University of Maryland School of Public Health. News release, “Teens behaving badly? Negative … Read more

When Is It Time for My Baby to Use a Cup Instead of a Bottle?

Whether you breastfeed, bottle feed, or do a combo of the two, at some point you’ll wonder: Is it time to move on to a cup? If you just breastfeed, the easiest switch is to skip bottles entirely and go straight to cups around the 1-year mark, or whenever you decide to stop nursing. If … Read more

Fourth stimulus checks not expected as federal government grapples with omicron surge

New Yorkers queued for Covid-19 testing in Times Square on Dec. 26, 2021, as the omicron variant continued to spread. Andrew Kelly | Reuters  Omicron is wreaking more disruption on the American economy. That could prompt Washington lawmakers to revisit relief strategies from earlier in the Covid-19 pandemic. Conversations on Capitol Hill have turned to … Read more

Struggling to keep the kids occupied over the holidays? Here are some fun, development-boosting activities

Parents and children open presents on Christmas morning. evgenyatamanenko | iStock | Getty Images If you’re struggling to find ways to entertain your kids this Christmas, experts say there are a number of simple activities that are both fun and beneficial for their development. While Christmas offers the opportunity for some quality family time, it … Read more

They ditched the U.S. for the beach life: ‘We now save over $2,200 a month’—take a look at how they earn and spend money

In 2016, my family and I packed our bags and moved from Chicago to Mazatlán, Mexico. After my mother passed away unexpectedly, my husband and I realized that life is too short to put off building the life we wanted. We had about $20,000 in our savings, which was more than enough to get by … Read more

Paid family leave could become law. Families share how it could change things for them

FatCamera | E+ | Getty Images A sweeping new legislative proposal on Capitol Hill could give Congress a rare opportunity to address an issue that has long been on the backburner – paid family leave. Today, only some workers have access to paid time off to care for their loved ones or their own medical … Read more

Understanding the psychology of kids for successful parenting

Children spend the maximum amount of their time fantasizing about non-realistic events. By Sahil Kothari Understanding your child is one of the most important lessons you can acquire as a parent. It is really beneficial in terms of being an excellent mentor and nurturer to your child as they grow and mature. Keep in mind … Read more