Jennifer had a rough start to her pregnancy. “I had really intense food aversion and really intense nausea,” says the 28-year-old mother of a five-month-old girl. “I wasn’t eating at all.” She was losing weight instead of gaining it, she says, and couldn’t even keep down her prenatal vitamins or iron pills, which she needed … Continue reading Some Pregnant Women Use Weed For Morning Sickness But FDA Cautions Against It
Just over half of children in the United States — 53 percent — now own a smartphone by the age of 11. And 84 percent of teenagers now have their own phones, immersing themselves in a rich and complex world of experiences that adults sometimes need a lot of decoding to understand. These stats come … Continue reading It’s A Smartphone Life: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Have One
Childhood anxiety is one of the most important mental health challenges of our time. One in five children will experience some kind of clinical-level anxiety by the time they reach adolescence, according to Danny Pine, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health and one of the world’s top anxiety researchers. Pine says … Continue reading How To Help A Child Struggling With Anxiety
We all want to raise smart, successful kids, so it’s tempting to play Mozart for our babies and run math drills for kindergartners. After all, we need to give them a head start while they’re still little sponges, right? “It doesn’t quite work that way,” says Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, a professor of psychology at Temple University … Continue reading The Key To Raising Brilliant Kids? Play A Game
The link between vaping and severe lung problems is getting a lot of attention. But scientists say they’re also worried about vaping’s effect on teenage brains. Click here to read the entire NPR article.
When I was growing up, my grandmother was full of wise sayings about iPad time: “A Twitch or Vine wastes time.” “The family that plays Super Mario 3D World together stays together.” Oh, wait — no, she wasn’t. And I bet your grandma didn’t have a lot to say about TikTok feuds or lewd GIFs … Continue reading Answers To Your Screen Time Questions