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Is this Britain’s most influential book reviewer?

Screen time stops children reading, according to parents and teachers. Which eight-year-old has time to dip into Enid Blyton, when they are busy playing Pokémon Go and their attention span has been reduced to that of a gnat by endless YouTube videos?<p>But the dire warnings don’t quite stack up. At …

Little Kids And Their Big Dogs

I consider life to be truly remarkable when an event that started out as a coincidence, turns into destiny. At least that's what happened to photographer Andy Seliverstoff.<p>Andy has always had a passion and love for dogs, especially large breeds, and got his first dog, a Saint Bernard, over 25 years …

Pets

37 Techniques to Calm an Anxious Child

Imagine you are driving in the car. You look in the rearview mirror and see your child trying to shrink into her seat.<p>“What’s wrong?” you ask.<p>“I don’t want to go to the birthday party.”<p>“But you’ve been excited all week. There will be cake and games and a bounce house. You love all of those things,” …

Mindfulness

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This (but Most Parents Do the Opposite) | Inc.com

What if I were to tell you that you could increase the odds that your kids will achieve great success in life--maybe greater success than you've had--simply by making a small change in how you praise them and talk about achievement?<p>It turns out, you can. What's more, this change flies in the face …

Self-improvement

Woman Says 'F Off' To Mom Guilt With Bottle-Feeding Instagram

Last week, Australian mom and blogger Siobhan Rennie posted a photo of herself feeding her 13-month-old daughter, Aoife, with a bottle.<p>It may seem like an unremarkable post, but in the midst of the countless “brelfies” that inundate the parenting social media sphere, Rennie’s bottle-feeding photo …

Parenting

7 Activities to Improve your Child's Development

There are tons of ways you can impact your child's development, and finding fun activities which have indirect and direct benefits is the best way to …

Martial arts can pose serious dangers for kids

Perhaps there’s a black belt in your child’s future. But for safety’s sake, kids should only engage in non-contact forms of martial arts, a new …

Fox News Issued a Santa Claus Trigger Warning

America's most trusted network created a safe space for victims of the War on Christmas.<p>As we know from our recurring feature, The 12 Days of the War on Christmas, Santa-Americans are under attack. Luckily, Fox News is here to provide a safe space for Yuletide enthusiasts. The network's website …

Safe-Space

The Invention of Christmas Presents for Kids

As we draw closer to December 25, a disproportionate degree of American adults’ mental energy will be rerouted into determining and acquiring this …

Middle-class

You'll crack up over this story of a young boy who proposed to his classmate

Ah, young love. While it often never turns into anything but a good story, two young children from the U.K. are already making news with their tale. …

Parenting

Pregnancy: The financial catastrophe

Children are like precious jewels, they are beautiful – and very expensive. There’s an endless stream of news stories about the cost of kids; the …

Human Rights

Boosting Italy’s birth rate: Hotels offer free stay for guest couples who conceive

Hotels in the town of Assisi in the central Italian region of Umbria are offering free accommodation to visitors with one very specific catch: you …

Pregnancy

What It Really Takes to Get Pregnant at 46

From Redbook<p>I met my husband when I was 26 on a train traveling through the South of France. I was returning from the Cannes Film Festival, which I’d …

Stress hormone in hair could be a significant predictor for IVF outcomes

Every year roughly 10 percent of women who are attempting to have a child will have some issues with pregnancy.<p>As a result, many will turn to in …

Is your fourth trimester making you a bundle of nerves? Worry not!

Two dark lines on your home pregnancy test and you know the most exhilarating journey of your life has just begun. Forty weeks fly by and before you …

Sleep Position During Pregnancy Affects Baby's Breathing Pattern

Researchers at the University of Auckland have found that lying faceup while pregnant can change the baby's heart rate and activity state which …

Australia

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Having a baby after 35 linked to being mentally sharper later in life

Women who become pregnant later in life are often warned about the health risks, but there may be an upside to becoming a mom when you're older: a new study suggests that women who have their last baby after age 35 are mentally sharper later.<p>The new findings may be “good news for professional women …

Women's Health

What Should My Birth Plan Include? A Walkthrough For Natural Birth & Natural Csection.

Until a few decades ago, birth was entrusted almost entirely to doctors and/or, midwives. These days, women are taking more of a stand in their birth …

Your Chances of Dying in Childbirth Are Increasing in the U.S.

Though maternal-mortality rates fell globally by more than one-third between 2000 and 2015, in the United States, the rate is rising. Maternal …

North Queensland mothers group hopes to ease the fear of childbirth

Soon after announcing her exciting news of expecting a baby, Mackay doula and childbirth educator Jedda Reed was hit with the horror stories.<p>"I …

Pregnancy

10 Women Share What They Wish They'd Known About Recovery After Childbirth

You've read <i>What To Expect</i> cover to cover. You've conquered the worst heartburn known to humanity, panted your way through Lamaze class, and pushed …

Pregnancy

Proud new mum shares 'personal' and 'unglamorous' childbirth video to show what women go through

A new mum who gave birth with a cameraman in the room has taken the decision to share the video of her labour online.<p>Ngaroma Crown, from New Zealand, …

Pregnancy

I lost my baby at 14 weeks, and writing about it helped me out of my despair

“She was never able to cry, to smile, but I loved her and desperately wanted her.” The Labour MP Vicky Foxcroft reduced the House of Commons to tears last week with her heartbreaking speech about losing her baby, Veronica.<p>Veronica died, aged just five days old, after the umbilical cord became …

Instagram-filtered images of celebrities ‘put pregnant women’s health at risk’

Photoshopped images and exercise myths leave mothers-to-be fearful and confused<p>Pregnant women are being bombarded on social media with Photoshopped images and dangerous myths about exercising in pregnancy, leaving many feeling fearful and confused, experts will warn at next weekend’s Baby Show in …

Pregnancy

People Are Making Stuff Out Of Their Babies' Umbilical Cords

There's really no limit to the stuff a parent will do to remember their child's arrival into this world. Of course, there are going to be hundreds …

Mom Who Inspired Many By Breastfeeding Through ALS Treatments Dies

Amanda Bernier inspired millions by breastfeeding while fighting ALS<p>Amanda Bernier, who inspired millions by breastfeeding during her battle with …

Parenting

Snap, crackle and filth – let kids eat dirt

Could it be that we have been making our children sick by being too clean?<p>I’m wondering, is it OK, hypothetically, for a child to lick the sole of her shoe? What about, just for argument’s sake, eating a cigarette end in a park? And where, as a general rule, do we stand on licking sticks? In other …

Microbiology

Is TV the New Corn Syrup?

If you have a child, or friends with kids in your life, you probably saw the recent New York Post article somewhere in your social media feed, …

Social Media