Tag Archives: Children

Keeping children safe around cosmetics

When we think about household products that need to be kept out of the reach of small children, we usually think about medications and cleaning products. We don’t usually think about cosmetics. But a study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics shows that we need to think about cosmetics too. How many childhood injuries are due… Read More »

Maternal race not a factor for children experiencing a ‘language gap’

In a first of its kind study, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute evaluated the language use of black mothers in comparison with white mothers with the same education levels to measure the amount and complexity of the words they use with their infants and… Read More »

Summer camps are requiring children get vaccinated amid measles fears

Measles outbreaks in the United States continue to grow, rising to 1,044 cases nationwide so far this year. In response, more camp owners and the camping industry are urging families to follow vaccination policies. Some camps that require all participants to be vaccinated against measles, even if parents have religious objections, have not accepted campers… Read More »

Children describe technology that gives them a sense of ambiguity as ‘creepy’

Many parents express concerns about privacy and online safety in technology designed for their children. But we know much less about what children themselves find concerning in emerging technologies. Now University of Washington researchers have defined for the first time what children mean when they say technology is “creepy.” Kids in a new study described… Read More »

5 ways we can help our children succeed

In the wake of the recent college admissions scandal, in which rich parents paid thousands or even millions of dollars to bribe coaches or have someone else take standardized tests for their children so that they could get into elite colleges, there has been a lot of discussion about admission to elite colleges — and… Read More »