Bed-sharing does not lead to stronger infant-mother attachment or maternal bonding
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Bed-sharing does not lead to stronger infant-mother attachment or maternal bonding

Here in the United States, bed-sharing between parents and infants seems to be on the rise. The National Infant Sleep Position Study reported that the practice of bed-sharing between parents and their offsprings went from 5.5% in 1993 to 12.8% in 2000.

These 3 Things Determine if Your Kids Will Have Good Self Control as Adults
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These 3 Things Determine if Your Kids Will Have Good Self Control as Adults

Self-control is the ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behavior in the face of temptations and impulses, which is an aspect of inhibitory control. It gives us the capacity to override an impulse in order to respond appropriately. (1) Self-control is a cognitive process that is required in order to achieve specific goals. (1)…

Kids Who Exercise Become Smarter Adults, Scientists Discover
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Kids Who Exercise Become Smarter Adults, Scientists Discover

A study has made a positive connection between childhood exercise and improved cognitive function in later life. According to the study, adults who were physically active up to 12 years of age as children, showed higher cognitive functions. No such association was made for those who participated in post-childhood physical activity. (1) Exercise And Intelligence…

Self-controlled children tend to be healthier middle-aged adults
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Self-controlled children tend to be healthier middle-aged adults

Self-control helps you control your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is an important personality trait that helps you navigate through life. In fact, according to a New Zealand study, having self-control as a child tends to produce healthier middle-aged adults. (1) Self-Controlled Children Study The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study followed 1,000 people from…

Top Back-To-School Health Risks & How To Avoid Them
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Top Back-To-School Health Risks & How To Avoid Them

A Personal Note: Summer vacation has again come to a close, and back-to-school is season is upon us. This season of change looks different for each family. In our household, we have younger children getting back in the habit of earlier bedtimes, as well as a high schooler preparing to drive herself to school on…

Are There Long-Term Benefits of Delaying Kindergarten?
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Are There Long-Term Benefits of Delaying Kindergarten?

Does ‘Redshirting’ Really Help Kids Excel? A Personal Note: Many of my patients and friends make the decision to slightly delay their child’s entry into kindergarten. Many believe their child needs the extra time to grow and mature before beginning the rigors of formal education.  “Redshirting” – a name once reserved for college athletes delaying…