Tag Archives: Kids

Six must-know car games for kids

I-Spy… is just one of many great car games you can play on family trips On the road with kids? Keep boredom at bay with these tried-and-tested car games, guaranteed to make family journeys fly by Every parent dreads the words “Are we there yet?” But there are other ways to occupy your children en route beyond I Spy. From car karaoke ... Read More »

Academic Stress Can Trigger ADHD in Kids

A new study suggests that the increasing academic stress on younger children is likely to be the reason behind the high prevalence of attention-deficit disorder. Researchers from the University of Miami in the US hypothesized that increased academic standards since the 1970s have contributed to the rise in diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). From time spent studying to enrollment ... Read More »

It Can be Healthy to Let Your Kids Put up a Wall

Image credit: Istock I am 10 years old and sitting in the storage space under my platform bed. It’s a good-sized structure, taking up about a quarter of the living room. It’s dark under there except for the nightlight that I have plugged into the wall, a green Christmas bulb screwed into its top. I can hear my parents talking ... Read More »

Pfizer recalls liquid Advil products for kids over ibuprofen dosage

REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton OTTAWA — Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is recalling 124 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children. There could be inconsistent doses of ibuprofen in the products if they have not been shaken as directed before use. Health Canada says the products being recalled are Advil Pediatric Drops, Children’s Advil Cold, Children’s Advil Fever from Colds or Flu, ... Read More »

ADHD in Kids: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know and Understand

There seems to be a never-ending stream of research reports about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD –  the most commonly diagnosed neuro-behavioral disorder in U.S. children –  and how it affects young people. The latest is a study from the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, which found that girls with childhood ADHD were “at a two-fold risk” of becoming obese ... Read More »