The Conversation – Anne Fishel
For all the parents feeling exhausted by the cooking, cleaning and planning of a million meals during the pandemic, there’s some good news. Commensality, or the sharing of food with others, is beneficial for your physical and mental health.
Read More: https://theconversation.com/family-meals-are-good-for-the-grown-ups-too-not-just-the-kids-158739
EurekAlert! – Staff Writer
More than a quarter of American infants in 2018 had not received common childhood vaccines that protect them from illnesses such as polio, tetanus, measles, mumps and chicken pox, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals.
Read More: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-04/uovh-mt2042821.php
Moms – Megan Glosson
As our kids learn how to talk, they can experience all sorts of temporary bumps in the road and delays in terms of speech and language development. In many cases, children can develop certain speech disfluencies like the repetition of words or stuttering. While these issues correct themselves over time in many cases, there are instances where stuttering can become a long-term issue for kids.
Read More: https://www.moms.com/connection-between-kids-stuttering-emotion-regulation/
Moms – Simon Books
Parents have the power to influence their children’s lives when it comes to individual development and socialization. They have the ability to create the social context for socialization to occur. It is safe to say parents are powerful agents of socialization since they can shape the social development of their children by nurturing their social skills. Parent-child social interaction is important for the growth of all kids.
Read More: https://www.moms.com/parent-child-socialization-preparing-kids-adulthood/
The Conversation – Pasi Sahlberg and Amy Graham
More than nine out of ten parents think digital media and technologies are a negative distraction in their lives. And 83% think their children are also negatively distracted by digital devices.
Read More: https://theconversation.com/children-own-around-3-digital-devices-on-average-and-few-can-spend-a-day-without-them-159546