ARTICLES RELATING TO CHILDREN

Lana Barnett, the brains behind Mysmartkid

28 minutes ago

In honour of Women's Month, we acknowledge a brilliant initiative helping 0- 6 year old kids realise their mental potential. The mastermind beind this is Lana Barnett.

'Leave your child at home'

2014-08-16 19:00

There are certain events and places that children should not attend.

Who gets ADHD?

2014-08-15 12:55

Three to five percent of children are affected by ADHD.

Practical tips for parents

2014-08-15 12:55

Parenting a child with ADHD can be very challenging for parents. Here are tips to help you cope.

ADHD: symptoms all parents should know

2014-08-15 11:38

Is your child very fidgety, impulsive or disruptive? Does he talk excessively? Or is he a dreamer? Learn more about the different subtypes of ADHD.

Is Ritalin safe?

2014-08-15 11:38

Is it safe for your child to take medication to treat ADHD? Find out more.

ADHD: a step-by-step guide for parents

2014-08-15 11:38

If you've been worrying about an unruly child, this ADHD guide might help you understand things better.

Does your child suffer from ADHD?

2014-08-15 11:38

What does the little dreamer staring out of the classroom window have in common with the wild boy forever disrupting the class? The answer: ADHD.

Practical asthma advice for parents

2014-08-13 16:15

We share 11 practical tips on how to manage your child's asthma better. If you have asthma too, you'll find these tips even more useful.

How to travel with kids

2014-08-13 09:22

Travelling with children can be challenging, to say the least.

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10 reasons smoking is not cool

2014-08-08 09:09

Smoking is about as cool as sticking your hand into a food processor. Here are ten reasons why you should never start, or if you have, why you should stop

10 ways to say no to drugs

2014-08-07 15:15

Teachers and parents often harp on about how teens should say no to drugs. Here are some tips on real things you can say in a situation like this.

Are you pushing your kids too hard?

2014-08-07 15:13

When it comes to health and fitness, children need to be motivated. But when are you being too pushy with your kids?

Tablet games may relax anxious kids before surgery

2014-08-07 14:34

Playing tablet-based games before undergoing surgery has shown to relax some children more effectively than a sedative.

Top tips for feeding your child

2014-08-07 14:33

If kids could live on pizza and other junk food, they would. Luckily parents are there to monitor their diets. But it's often harder than it sounds.

Making food fun for fussy eaters

2014-08-07 14:33

If there’s one thing every parent of young children understands it’s the frustration of trying to get their kids to eat a balanced diet.

Dealing with bedwetting

2014-08-07 14:29

Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis as it is known by people in white coats that had a bit of Latin in their first year in Med school, is a problem doctors deal with regularly.

What are wet dreams and who gets them?

2014-08-07 14:29

A boy's first nocturnal emission tends to cause the most confusion and worry. Most parents don't tell their sons what orgasms and ejaculations are before hand.

How to treat bedwetting

2014-08-07 14:28

Has you child started wetting the bed and you don't know how to deal with it? We offer some advice on what to do.

Infant diarrhoea: take action

2014-08-07 14:28

Hundreds of children die every die as a result of diarrhoea. There is fortunately a lot parents can do to prevent a tragedy.

Protect your child's eyes

2014-08-06 16:26

Did you know that our eyes are ten times more sensitive to harmful UV rays than the skin? Find out how to protect your child's eyes from the sun.

Whooping cough (Pertussis)

2014-08-01 14:23

Whooping cough is a highly communicable bacterial disease, characterised by spasmodic coughing, generally ending in a high-pitched crowing called the "whoop".

Eczema in children

2014-07-31 14:18

Eczema may occur after the third month of life as a weepy rash on the face and outer surfaces of the arms and legs.

Fill kids' lunchboxes with healthy foods

2014-07-29 12:15

A new study has found that children's packed lunches often lack healthy food items recommended by dietary guidelines.

 

What are wet dreams and who gets them?

2014-08-21 08:34

A boy's first nocturnal emission tends to cause the most confusion and worry. Most parents don't tell their sons what orgasms and ejaculations are before hand.

ADHD, obesity and food allergies in kids

2014-08-15 12:55

Obesity, ADHD and food allergies are all diet-related problems that can affect children and have long-term health implications.

Is Ritalin safe?

2014-08-15 12:55

Is it safe for your child to take medication to treat ADHD? Find out more.

ADHD: a step-by-step guide for parents

2014-08-15 12:55

If you've been worrying about an unruly child, this ADHD guide might help you understand things better.

Who gets ADHD?

2014-08-15 11:38

Three to five percent of children are affected by ADHD.

Practical tips for parents

2014-08-15 11:38

Parenting a child with ADHD can be very challenging for parents. Here are tips to help you cope.

ADHD, obesity and food allergies in kids

2014-08-15 11:38

Obesity, ADHD and food allergies are all diet-related problems that can affect children and have long-term health implications.

Children on growth hormone at risk for stroke

2014-08-14 14:54

Artificial growth hormone is used to treat children and teens when their pituitary gland fails to produce enough natural growth hormone, but this may increase stroke risk.

Your smoking habits and your child's asthma

2014-08-13 14:46

Your smoking does affect your child’s lungs and his risk for asthma. Don’t fool yourself into believing otherwise.

25 tips for travelling with children

2014-08-12 10:00

Travelling with children can be challenging, to say the least. Here's how parents can cope.

A tidy room can help kids shape good habits

2014-08-08 15:50

According to an educational psychologist, cleaning and organising a bedroom or playroom presents myriad teachable moments for kids of all ages.

Protecting your child from HIV infection

2014-08-07 15:38

As a parent, you can help protect your child from HIV infection, and contribute to the fight against HIV/Aids generally.

Feeding a picky eater?

2014-08-07 15:13

If your child is a picky eater you will know how difficult it is to feed them. We get a clinical paediatric dietitian to advise.

Do you smoke with kids in the car?

2014-08-07 15:13

The health risks of secondhand smoke are well-known. However, few people realise the devastating effects of secondhand smoke in a car, especially if the passengers are children.

Vitamins every child needs

2014-08-07 14:33

Vitamins are essential to the normal functioning a child's' body and besides a few exceptions, cannot be produced by the body. These are the vitamins your child needs.

Healthy snacks for kids

2014-08-07 14:33

Babies and toddlers have such small appetites that to meet all their dietary needs in three meals a day is impossible. This is where healthy snacks come in.

Cerebral palsy: guide for parents

2014-08-07 14:29

About one in every 400 babies is born with cerebral palsy. How much do you know about this condition? Would you cope if this happened to your child?

Dangerous games kids play

2014-08-07 14:29

The choking game is a popular game among children – who are not aware of the sometimes fatal consequences.

Kids need nine hours of Zzz..

2014-08-07 14:29

Children in elementary school need at least nine hours of sleep a night - something too few of them these days are getting.

Help for head lice

2014-08-07 14:28

Every school has a head lice problem at some stage. Here is how to deal with it quickly and effectively.

What are wet dreams and who gets them?

2014-08-07 13:53

A boy's first nocturnal emission tends to cause the most confusion and worry. Most parents don't tell their sons what orgasms and ejaculations are before hand.

Urinary tract infection

2014-08-01 16:15

Find out the causes, symptoms and treatment of this cystitis and other common urinary tract infections (UTIs) in both men and women.

Verbally strong learners boost peers' language skills

2014-08-01 13:33

Research has shown that special needs learners may benefit from being schooled with peers that have strong language abilities.

Kids don't trust foods classified as 'healthy'

2014-07-30 10:47

To improve the eating habits of kids, you shouldn't don't dwell on the health benefits of individual food items.

Early loss of a parent could shorten your lifespan

2014-07-24 10:15

Researchers found premature death to be 50 percent higher in adults who had lost a parent in childhood.

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