Category: Childrens Health and Wellbeing

Parent and Child Relationships

There are risks associated with dating and marriage. Besides the obvious broken heart, there are also financial and family risks. Nothing has quite the same impact on a family or children as divorce or a break-up

Dealing with Bedwetting – Nocturnal Enuresis in Children

Nocturnal enuresis, the medical term for bedwetting, is a common and frustrating problem that affects between five and seven million American children. Nocturnal enuresis most commonly affects children younger than three years of age, although it can affect older children and adults. About 15% of children aged three to five and about 1% of school age children struggle with the problem although percentage of people affected decreases as their age increases. When helping a child work through his or her bed wetting issues, it is useful to understand the causes, physiology, and possible treatments for the condition

Dealing with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

The importance of birth control and planned pregnancies cannot be overstated. Each year, as many as forty thousand babies are subjected to alcohol content in the first trimester of their development and as a result, emerge from the womb already at a disadvantage; with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Separation Anxiety in Young Children and Infants

Separation anxiety in young children is a milestone that almost every youngster has to pass at some point or another. It usually peaks around the first birthday, but may rear its ugly head at other times, especially if there are stressful events taking place in the child’s life. Separation anxiety woes can make the first days of daycare very tough to deal with. After all, you might be dealing with feelings of guilt and separation anxiety yourself, but you are not quite as vociferous as your child about the whole issue

Talking to Children about Drinking and Alcoholism

Part of your role as a caring parent will involve sitting down with your children and having some meaningful discussions with them about various matters including the dangers of drinking and alcoholism. Although the discussion may prove awkward for some parents, it is an essential discussion, which should be done sooner rather than later. Read on for some tips on talking to children about drinking and alcoholism that will make the conversation both effective and comfortable for both you and your child

Can You Count on Child Welfare Services for Help

Child welfare is available in every state, which means that you can always find the resources you need to protect your children. If you are thinking about adopting a child, or if you suspect that a child you know may be in danger, you can count on these services to point you in the right direction when it comes to finding professionals that can help. Here is some basic information about child welfare services that you will definitely want to know

How Infant Massage Helps Mom and Baby Bonding

Baby massage is all the rage today. In fact, many hospitals and birthing centers have posters and brochures encouraging parents to massage their tiny infants. Life with a newborn, however, can be very overwhelming, and because of this, many parents do not take the time to participate in an infant massage routine. They do not realize that infant massage helps mom and baby bonding as well as some other significant benefits both for the parents and for the baby

How to Control Asthma Symptoms in Children

Asthma is an affliction that many children are victims of. Many parents do not fully understand the disease, its symptoms, or its effects. As a result, asthma symptoms in children can cause a parent to panic and have an overwhelming feeling of vulnerability. Consequently, this often only serves to make the child panic which makes the asthma attack even more debilitating