Older Dads Have Smarter Sons, According to Study 

According to a recent study, men who have kids later on in life tend to father more “geeky” sons. Read on to learn more. What are the benefits of being an older parent? Though science has tried time and again to pinpoint the best age to have a child, it’s not always that simple. It…

Back to School Lessons Your Kids Needs to Learn this Year

  Well, I finally got my son his own alarm clock. He doesn’t have a phone so, up until now, I’ve had the pleasure of waking him every morning. And when I say pleasure, I mean it. I loved giving him a cheerful greeting and a little nudge to start his day. But that wasn’t…

Thousands of children under 14 have been investigated by police for sexting

Critics say children are being given police records for behaviour they do not fully understand More than 6,000 children under 14 have been investigated by police for sexting offences in the past three years, including more than 300 of primary school age, the Guardian has learned. Figures disclosed by 27 police forces in England and…

Vienna’s ballet academy ‘encouraged children to smoke to stay slim’

Austrian commission investigating abuse claims says State Opera is endangering wellbeing of young Vienna’s prestigious ballet academy is endangering children’s wellbeing including by encouraging them to smoke to stay slim, an Austrian commission investigating abuse claims has concluded. The scandal broke in April when a media report accused the academy at Vienna’s renowned State Opera…

Stooling: Why Kids Withhold Poop and How to Help Them

When your child keeps withholding poop, it could lead to them being very uncomfortable. However, it could be because of fear or constipation and you can help them through it. It may seem funny when one hears that a child has refused to poop. But this a real problem, one that parents can help solve….

Here’s Why You Should Add Banana to your Diet during Pregnancy

Banana promotes the health of every pregnant woman [Medical News Today] Pregnancy requires healthy choices and consuming banana is one of them. If you are pregnant, you must eat healthy foods to ensure that your baby gets the right nutrition for its proper growth and development. Banana is a rich source of calcium and many…

Here’s Why your Baby Needs Guinea Corn

Guinea Corn has several health benefits for babies. It is advised that you breastfeed your baby exclusively for six months and introduce weaning foods after. Guinea corn, also called Sorghum is a nutritional energy inducer. This is because it contains cellulose and protein. Guinea corn offers some proteins, vitamins, and minerals that are very essential…

How to Save a Choking Child

By AfricaParent December 15, 2019.  We leave our kids at daycare, secure in the knowledge they’ll be looked after well. But apparently, this is not always the case. Heartwrenching preschool CCTV footage has emerged of a four-year-old boy choking to death at school, all alone during lunchtime. “Why didn’t a teacher come to his rescue?” sobbed…

Is Keto Diet Safe for Children?  

 By AfricaParent December  13, 2019.  The ketogenic or keto diet is a very-low-carb high-fat diet. It seems to have delivered several health benefits over the years. But is keto safe for kids? And is it a solution for parents who are trying to help overweight children lose pounds and get healthy? In recent years, experts…

Why do Babies Hiccup so Often?

Everyone is familiar with hiccups. We all experience them from time to time, less and less often as we grow older. Babies are particularly prone to hiccups, even within the womb. Sometimes as early as the 6th week after conception. But hiccups are usually nothing to worry about. They may last for a minute or…

10 Tips for Parenting the Strong-willed Child Without Breaking their Will

Do you have a strong-willed child? You’re lucky! Strong-willed children can be a challenge when they’re young. But if sensitively parented, they become terrific teens and young adults. Self-motivated and inner-directed, they go after what they want and are almost impervious to peer pressure. As long as you resist the impulse to “break their will,”…