10 Reasons to Let Your Son Make His Own Decision About Circumcision

April 17, 2018 at 10:52 pm




The real reason circumcision is done to babies is because almost no adult man in his right mind would agree to it.

Holding Babies Changes Their DNA, New Study Finds

April 7, 2018 at 12:24 am

New study shows babies’ genes express themselves differently depending on how often they’re held

Iceland Could Become First Country to Outlaw Circumcision

March 13, 2018 at 3:47 pm





Taking a knife to an infant’s genitals could soon get you 6 years in prison in Iceland

Iceland is on the verge of becoming the first country in the world to criminalize male circumcision.

Forward-Facing Baby Wearing is “Cruel, Stressful and Terrifying,” Expert Says

March 13, 2018 at 12:20 am





Wearing your baby facing away from you causes stress, hip dysplasia and spinal injury, parenting expert warns

Parents are overstimulating, “terrifying”  and injuring their babies when they wear them in forward-facing chest carriers, parenting author and professor Dr. Cathrine Fowler says.

Elementary Schools Ban Homework, Saying It Kills Kids’ Creativity

February 15, 2018 at 3:25 am




Teachers, leave them kids alone: research shows homework is harming our children’s mental health

Homework does nothing to improve learning and is causing mental, social and even physical health problems. Education experts say we should ban it in elementary schools and keep it to a minimum in middle and high school.

Outdoor Lessons Double Students’ Attention Span, Study Finds

January 20, 2018 at 9:29 pm




Teachers were able to teach twice as long without interruption after a lesson taught outdoors

A growing body of research indicates there are numerous benefits to increasing the amount of time school children spend outdoors. It improves their academic scores, mental health and physical health.

Following Europe’s lead, American schools are considering giving students more recess time, and now researchers from the University of Illinois are looking into the benefits of teaching class outdoors too.

Why Millennials Need Space From Our Baby Boomer Parents

December 27, 2017 at 4:34 pm




More and more of my millennial friends are cutting ties, to various degrees, with their baby boomer parents.

Millennials –‎ those born roughly between 1981 and 2000 — see baby boomers — born between 1946 and 1964 — as behind the times, closed-minded, controlling and sometimes emotionally abusive.

Violence Nonexistent in Societies Where Infants and Adolescents get Plenty of Pleasurable Touch

December 7, 2017 at 2:51 am




 

The primary cause of violence is deprivation of pleasurable touch during infancy, childhood and adolescence, developmental psychologist James W. Prescott concluded after decades of research into the origins of violence.

Why My Child Loves Bedtime

November 25, 2017 at 3:28 pm




Ever wondered why kids hate bedtime so much? Why they’ll say and do just about anything to avoid it?

The kids I used to babysit came up with a million excuses to push it off as long as humanly possible: another story, water, a snack, a trip to the bathroom, more water, a tissue, a stuffed animal, different pajamas… They’d beg me rub or scratch their backs until they fell asleep, which usually took a long, long time.

Study: The Longer a Mother Breastfeeds, The More Sensitive She is Toward Her Child Later in Life

November 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm

Hormones produced during breastfeeding make mothers more caring and sensitive. Study shows duration of breastfeeding predicts mother’s sensitivity toward child later in life.

Science has already proven a long list of benefits of breastfeeding — higher IQ, better communication skills and long-term protection against disease and obesity for baby, and lower risk of ovarian cancer, breast cancer and postpardum depression for mother.