All posts by Michelle Stein

  • How Having A Pet Could Make Your Child Healthier

    Animal lovers know all too well that having a pet in the family offers a number of potential benefits for children. It can teach them about responsibility. Having a pet can help kids learn kindness toward and compassionate...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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  • The Deadly Reason Caregivers Should Never Leave Children In Cars, Even For A Few Minutes

    Leaving a sleeping baby or young child inside a car for just a few minutes to run into a store may seem harmless. But this split-second decision can have deadly consequences. Heatstroke is the leading cause of...

    • Posted March 12, 2016
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  • Parents Face Charges After Son Dies From Untreated Meningitis

    A 19-month-old Canadian boy died in March 2012 after his anti-vaccination parents failed to seek medical attention for his meningitis; instead, the nutritional supplement company owners opted to treat him with home remedies. Now, four years after...

    • Posted March 11, 2016
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  • Is Phasing Out Hospital Nurseries Really Safe For Newborns?

    A growing number of cities in the U.S. are phasing out traditional hospital nurseries in order to promote newborns “rooming in” with their mothers. But is this necessarily a good thing for new moms and babies? The...

    • Posted March 9, 2016
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  • Alarming Number of Women Still Smoke During Pregnancy

    It’s a widely-known fact that smoking poses serious risks to a person’s health — and smoking during pregnancy not only harms a woman’s body, but it puts her growing baby at risk, too. Still, a concerning number...

    • Posted March 7, 2016
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  • What Not To Say To Parents Of Children With Special Needs

    Raising a child with special needs can be a challenging — and sometimes isolating — experience. Whether it is an autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD,) or something else entirely, there...

    • Posted March 6, 2016
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  • Social Experiment: What Happens When Children Don’t Have Access To Internet for One Day

    Does your child spend too much time attached to her smart phone? Do your kids seem physically dependent on their social media apps? Are you worried that his technology habits are a tad on the unhealthy side?...

    • Posted March 2, 2016
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  • Baby Diagnosed With Scurvy Because Of Almond-Based Formula

    During his first year of life, your baby’s nutrition is a bit more complicated than simply choosing between breast milk or formula — as one set of parents learned the hard way. According to the journal Pediatrics,...

    • Posted March 1, 2016
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  • Child Harnesses: Do They Harm My Childrens Development Or Keep Them Safe?

    Parents of young children know all too well that toddlers can be highly unpredictable, especially when in a public setting. For safety concerns, many parents choose to use child harnesses or harness backpacks to ensure young children...

    • Posted February 29, 2016
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  • Sleep Recommendations For Children

    Fighting with kids about their bedtime and actually enforcing it are common sources of stress for families. Many children will stall, complain or try to renegotiate bedtimes — but should parents let them?  According to recent research,...

    • Posted February 28, 2016
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