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Family meals serve up better behaved kids
Children whose families regularly eat meals together tend to have better social skills and fitness levels.
Finland: the only country where dads spend more time with kids than moms
To Americans and Britons, the Nordic countries have come to represent a near-mythical paradise of gender equality and family harmony, where legions of happy fathers push prams through the streets, relaxed mothers enjoy lengthy paid maternity leaves, and well-nourished children in chunky sweaters glow from their free healthcare.
Modern parents spend more time with kids
Turns out, helicopter parenting pays off in one surprising way — modern parents spend more time with their children than parents of any other time since the 1960s.
Negative school experiences may harm autistic kids
Negative experiences that children with autism suffer in mainstream schools can increase their risk of developing low self-esteem and mental health problems in the long run, researchers suggested.
World Children's Day: 4m Ugandan kids live in poverty (Video)
Close to four million children under the age of five are living in poverty across Uganda. The number has been increasing steadily in the past decade despite several initiatives by the government and help from various children’s rights agencies. Our correspondent Daniel Arapmoi has spoken to officials from the UN children’s agency, UNICEF about the implications of this rising trend and ways to effectively tackle it, reported.
Kids need to stop getting so many presents
More kids don’t have to mean more clutter. That’s the message from Marie Kondo, bestselling author of ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’, who recently told the website Babble that she is writing a version of her book for kids. (There is already a graphic novel called ‘The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up’ for adolescents but this will be for an even younger crowd).
Trauma takes toll on half of US kids
Nearly half of American children have faced at least one traumatic experience, such as the death of a parent, witnessing a violent crime or living with someone who is suicidal or abuses drugs or alcohol, new research revealed.
This stretchy implant could help kids avoid repeated open-heart surgeries
A new stretchy prosthetic could reduce the number of surgeries that children with leaking heart valves must undergo.
Americans push their kids harder in sports than school
There's a dichotomy and inconsistency among many of today's American parents. Many parents aren't afraid to push their children really hard when it comes to athletics and emphasize the connection between hard work and athletic achievement.
Kids, screens and parental guilt:  Time to loosen up?
Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of ‘screen time’. And with more screens, and new technologies such as Amazon's Echo speaker, the message is getting louder.
Some mothers may not seek early help for kids with developmental delays
When mothers trust their friends and neighbors more than doctors or struggle to access or afford care, they may be less likely to seek out medical help for young kids with developmental delays, a small US study suggested.
Parents, take note! Don’t confuse immaturity with ADHD in kids youngest in their year
A study published on October 9 in The Lancet Psychiatry warns of the risks of over diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in school-age children who are the youngest in the year. Such children can be several months younger than peers in the same class.
Parents spend 6 days a year trying to get kids to go to bed
Parents spend 140 hours a year getting their child to brush their teeth and get ready for bed, according to new research.
Actually, kids are good now
Have kids' abilities to delay gratification gotten better or worse over the years? A researcher conducted a test to see.
Kids praised as smart may be more likely to cheat
Children who are praised for being smart not only are quicker to give up in the face of obstacles, they also are more likely to be dishonest and cheat, according to a new study.

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