Study: Formula Changes Gut Bacteria, Contributes to Childhood Obesity

June 7, 2018 at 6:16 pm




Breast-fed babies have lower childhood obesity rates than formula-fed babies because they have better gut bacteria, new study finds

10 Reasons to Switch to Cloth Diapers

May 3, 2018 at 8:32 pm




Disposable diapers are one of the biggest source of pollution and wasted resources on the planet, and are harming babies’ health… even the “eco-friendly” ones

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




Homework is harming our children’s mental health, research shows

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.