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Understanding Your Child’s Temperament Based On How Much They Enjoy Watching TV

Children’s own temperament could be driving the amount of TV they watch — according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Birkbeck, University of London. New findings published today show that the brain responses of 10-month-old babies

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Young Children Carry Higher Levels Of Coronavirus- New Study

Children under the age of five have between 10 to 100 times greater levels of genetic material of the coronavirus in their noses compared to older children and adults, a study in JAMA Pediatrics said Thursday.Its authors wrote this meant

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Children of Abused Mothers 50% More Likely To Have Low IQ- Study

Mums who are holding on to abusive relationships because they want their kids raised under a ‘family’ should better think again. Children of women who reported domestic violence in pregnancy or during the first six years of the child’s life

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Understanding Your Preterm Baby’s Sleep Pattern

A new study suggests that while healthy preterm children have more medical sleep problems than full-term children, they are more likely to fall asleep independently. Results show that preterm children displayed more medical sleep problems such as nocturnal movement, restlessness

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Child Rights Advocate, Lolo Cynthia, Lists 7 Ways Parents Can Teach Children About Consent Without Mentioning Sex

The growing incidents of child molestation and sexual abuse can definitely make any parent /guardian paranoid about their child’s safety. As intimidating as the menace appears, there are proactive, simple steps you can take to build your child’s confidence to

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Why Parents Should Think Twice About Tickling Their Children

Tickling your toddler often leads to shrieks of laughter, but there are some interesting theories against it. Is there any truth to the idea that tickling your toddler is harmful? Although many parents have tickled a child at one point

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How Fruit Juice Consumption Affects The Health Of Children Long Term- Study

New research has shown that consumption of fruit juice by children aged two to 18 years is closely linked to improved nutrient adequacy during their formative years. Drinking 100 percent fruit juices play an important role in the diets of

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Five Real Women Share On Why They Gave Their Children Their Last Name

As it becomes increasingly popular for women in some parts of the world to keep their last name after getting married, the question of one’s children’s last names is also popping up with greater frequency, and it’s no longer a

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New Study: Children Vulnerable To Post-Coronavirus Emerging Disease

A new study has stated that children who had prior exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome of the new coronavirus are gradually developing strange health challenge. A press statement by the Radiological Society of North America, RSN indicated that the

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Study Explains How Quality Playtime With Dads Help Children Develop Emotional Stability

Children whose fathers make time to play with them from a very young age may find it easier to control their behavior and emotions as they grow up, research suggests. The study, by academics at the Faculty of Education, University

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UNICEF Identifies Disruptions Facing Mother & Child During COVID-19 Crisis

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has identified disruptions could result in potentially devastating increases in maternal and child deaths. UNICEF warns below… “The analysis offers three scenarios of the potential impact of COVID-19 in 118 low- and middle-income countries,

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Experts Describe Ways To Help Children Cope During COVID-19 Crisis

You will recall that in March, the Federal Government announced the shutdown of schools, religious houses and other public places like cinemas, nightclubs and parks to check the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, popularly known as COVID-19. While some

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Study Links Social Play In Kindergarten To Improved Academic Performance

Emphasizing more play, hands-on learning, and students helping one another in kindergarten improves academic outcomes, self-control and attention regulation, finds new UBC research. The study, published today in the journal PLoS One, found this approach to kindergarten curriculum also enhanced

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New Study Finds That Children, Teens & Young Adults Are At Greater Risk For Severe COVID-19 Complications and Death

Children, teens and young adults are at greater risk for severe complications from COVID-19 than previously thought and those with underlying health conditions are at even greater risk, according to a new study.  The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, is

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Autism Specialist, Aanu Senbanjo Discusses The Myth Surrounding DS And How She’s Helping Kids With The Condition Break Boundaries

Mrs. Aanu Senbanjo is an autism specialist and the administrator of Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria. In a chat, the expert discusses the myth surrounding down syndrome, DS and how she has been managing children with developmental challenges for two decades

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WORRISOME! Medical Experts Raise Concerns About Coronavirus Posing A Greater Threat To Children | See Details

A mysterious disease linked to the deadly coronavirus has been discovered to affect children. Several European countries and North America have reported the disease. Up to 100 children in the UK have been affected by the disease and studies suggest

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UNICEF Warns That Coronavirus May Lill 171,000 Nigerian Children In The Next 6 Months

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm that no fewer than 171,000 children (950 daily) may die in Nigeria in next six months. This, according to UNICEF is due to disruption in routine medical services and threats

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Pregnant Women Who Take Paracetamol Are ‘More Likely To Have A Child With Behavioural Issues’

It’s thought of as one of the safest painkillers to take during pregnancy, but a new study has warned of the dangers of taking paracetamol when pregnant. Researchers from the University of Bristol have found that women who take paracetamol

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Lockdown: Why Nigerian Parents Lashed Out At School Teacher, Elizabeth Ogah

A Nigerian teacher, Elizabeth Ogah, took to Facebook to write her thoughts on what she believes to be the under-estimation of the value of school teachers by parents. The teacher, in her Facebook post, said she believes that by now

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Red Flags Parents Need To Watch Out For When It Comes To Children’s Mental Health Amid COVID-19 Crisis -Expert

Amid the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic and isolation, our mental health is more fragile than ever. For Mental Health Awareness Month, experts are sharing resources, tips, and ways to protect your mental health. There’s plenty of advice when it comes

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Interesting New Study Underscores The Importance Of ‘Being Fun’ As A Character Development Trait In Children

A longitudinal study examined whether children who are well-liked and children who are popular got that way by being fun to hang around with. Across a two-month period, primary school children perceived by classmates as someone who is fun to

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Celebrity Mum, Chacha Eke Faani Shares On How Poor Parenting Styles Manifest As Undesirable Behaviours In Children

Actress and mum-of-three, Chacha Eke-Faani has taken to her Instagram account to share parenting gems in an open letter addressed to parents. In her post, the actress itemised  fifteen gems that can help a parent take audit of their own

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New Study Accounts For How Adopted and Biological Siblings Respond Differently To Depression Caused By Home Environment

New research finds that children’s rearing environment has a meaningful impact on their risk for major depression later in life, and notes the importance supporting of nurturing environments when children are at risk. In the study, authors analyzed the health

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Nigerian Mum, Tina Obiora, Takes To Facebook To Share How Her Family Narrowly Escaped A Stray Bullet In Their Home

A Nigerian mum,  Tina Obiora and her family narrowly escaped harm after a stray bullet pierced through the wall of her home and came close to causing injury or death. According to Tina, the incident which happened on Wednesday was

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Researchers Confirm Parental Diet & Stress Serve As Precursors For The Kind Of Diseases That Affect Children In Adulthood

When parents eat low-protein or high-fat diets it can lead to metabolic disorders in their adult offspring. Now, an international team has identified a key player and the molecular events underlying this phenomenon in mice. The Developmental Origins of Health

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