Niloufer Ebrahim

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6 Benefits for Children of “Older Mothers”

The number of births to women in their 30s and well into their 40s keeps rising; at the same time, the number of women between ages 20 and 24 who are …

University of Michigan

Childrearing Tips for Modern Families

While the field of psychology is less than 150 years old, the specific study of the family is less than 50 years old. In that time, the family unit …

Parenting

Want to Raise Successful Kids?

The way we praise our children has profound and lasting consequences, yet many parents are doing it wrong. (Even the ones who’ve heard of the …

Self-improvement

How to Know if Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk

Updated April 21, 2016<p>Babies need plenty of milk, but how do you know if they are getting enough? Parents are often confused between too little and …

Positions in Labor You May Not Have Considered

Let’s face it, when it comes to labor, most people think about a hospital and women in beds, typically on their backs, or laying down on their sides. …

How to Sleep Well as a New Parent

<i>By Charles Schaeffer, PhD</i><p>Millions of new parents struggle to get good sleep, long after their babies have mastered snoozing through the night. But …

Sleep

Moms: What Will Your Body Image Legacy Be?

Why swimsuit season has moms reeling and what to do about it<p>What do I say when my daughter wants to wear the latest sexy swimsuits?<p>Why research shows …

Swimwear

Why It's So Important to Banter With Young Children

Banter, or informal and spontaneous chatting, gossiping, joking, and storytelling, can be incredibly beneficial for young children. Researchers Betty …

Parenting

6 Important Things to Know if You're Pregnant and Exercising | Women's Health

1. You’re Not Going to Set Any PRs<br>Now is not the time to try to get fitter, lose weight, or complete your first triathlon, says Julie M. Levitt, M.D., a 15-time marathoner, mom of two, and board-certified ob-gyn with the Women's Group of Northwestern in Chicago. Instead, your main goal for the next …

How to Have a Healthy Vegetarian Pregnancy

If you have been a vegetarian for any amount of time, I am sure that you are used to the constant barrage of questions and comments about your choice …

What You Need to Know About Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes has become one of the most common pregnancy complications in the US, with about 7 percent of pregnant women developing the …

Diabetes

How Can You Stay Cool When Your Kid Acts Up?

6 tips that can help you keep your cool.<p><i>"Let it go. The moment you feel your hackles rising, let it go. If you let it upset you, what follows is</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

Cell-Phone Distracted Parenting Can Have Long-Term Consequences: Study

Few things require more hands-on attention than a young child. And there’s little that’s more distracting than the constant bleeping of our cells …

Neuroscience

Birth Control Pill Not Linked To Birth Defects: Study

Using oral contraceptives right before or during pregnancy is not associated with a higher risk of birth defects, a new study reports.<p>The Pill is the …

Pregnancy

Where Did The Joy Of Learning Go?

<b>Rekindling Your Child’s Enthusiasm for School</b><p><i>Connect your children to what they learn at school through their interests and past positive experiences</i> …

High School

What Exactly Is Gestational Diabetes? 7 Things to Know | Women's Health

1. Up to 10 Percent of Pregnancies Are Affected Each Year<br>"Normal changes in pregnancy predispose women to gestational diabetes," says Stephen Thung, M.D., maternal fetal medicine specialist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. During pregnancy, the placenta produces high levels of …

Breast-Feeding May Protect Against Type-2 Diabetes

A study has found that breast-feeding may help women who have gestational diabetes from becoming lifelong diabetics.<p>Researchers from Kaiser …

Diabetes

5 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Strong After Having a Baby

How you can recover together when your world is rocked<p><i>By Suzanne Barston</i><p>Numerous studies show that new parents are the most uniformly dissatisfied …

Mental Health

What Are Social Skills?

<b>Q: I hear a lot about how important it is for children to develop social skills. What exactly are social skills, and how do children learn them?</b><p>There …

Autism

3 Musical Ways to Influence a Child's Emotions

When people ask me what I do, and I say I’m a music therapist, I generally get one of three responses:<p><b>The Curious Question</b>: “Music therapy…what’s …

Flute

3 Types of Parents Who Get Bullied By Their Own Children

Parents often make excuses for their children’s outrageous behavior, whether it's a preschooler’s tantrum or a teen’s sullen refusal to do what he or …

Parenting

Midlife Crisis, Marriage Crisis Or Both?

What do you do when someone you thought you knew like the back of your hand mutates into someone you don't recognize?<p>The midlife crisis. Or that's what we tend to call it.<p>She says maybe she never really loved you. She wants to be independent. She hangs out a lot more with her divorced girlfriends. …

Middle Age

Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy

Children or teens who are “revved up” and prone to rages or—alternatively—who are depressed and apathetic have become disturbingly commonplace. …

The Brain

6 Ways That Narcissists Parent

A narcissistic parent is one who is motivated to raise children who will fit into a role prescribed for them by the parent. Think of the parent as an …

Narcissism

What if Your Wife Has Postpartum Depression?

By Matt Villano<p>When his second son was born, Jared knew something just wasn't right. Although the New Jersey father's baby boy had been born healthy, …

Pregnancy

Toddler Temperament and the Gut

A new book by Scott C. Anderson details the microbiome and the brain..<p>Another study links low cholesterol to depression and suicide attempts.<p>A …

Microbiome

Good, Better and Best Advice for Life After 50

Okay, folks: I’m writing this one on behalf of all those new women new to the world of 55+, the ones who are roaming the malls, streets, restaurants, …

Imaging

Why Parents Really Get Angry at Their Kids

Those same little creatures who look like angels when they sleep can, without a moment's notice, cause headaches, jangled nerves, strained muscles, …

Parenting

The Person You Need to Make Peace with Before Having a Child

Healing old wounds, like those created by the traumas and disappointments we experienced as children ourselves, can be a daunting task for anyone, let alone a new parent who wants to focus on happy moments with their new child. But Bregman insists that those moments will be more fulfilling if …