Jun

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2018
Helicopter parenting may negatively affect children’s emotional well-being, behavior

Helicopter parenting may negatively affect children’s emotional well-being, behavior

It’s natural for parents to do whatever they can to keep their children safe and healthy, but children need space to learn and grow on their own, without Mom or Dad hovering over them, according to new research. The study found that overcontrolling parenting can negatively affect a child’s ability to manage his or her emotions and behavior.


Jun

18

2018
Virtual reality headsets significantly reduce children’s fear of needles

Virtual reality headsets significantly reduce children’s fear of needles

Almost anyone can relate to being afraid of needles and injections. A pilot study is the first to use a 3D virtual reality headset to test this tool as a distraction method in a pediatric setting. Children were given the choice of a roller coaster ride, helicopter ride or a hot-air balloon ride. Results show that anticipated versus actual pain and fear were reduced in…

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Jun

18

2018

The Benefits of ‘Tummy Time’

Positioning babies on their stomachs helps prevent flattening of the head and strengthens neck, trunk and shoulder muscles, as well as hands.



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