When Parents Disagree Over Doses for Kids: How Mothers’ Caretaking Instinct May Be Slowing Youth COVID Vaccination

The 74 Million – Asher Lehrer-Small

Fatou and Modou have two healthy children. A 5-year-old boy who likes to build Lego towers. A 7-year-old girl who’s into anime. With each parenting decision the couple has faced over the years — picking a religious Sunday school for their kids, setting bedtime — they have mostly been on the same page.

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Children May “Inherit” Their Snacking Habits From Mom & Dad

Moms – Ashley Wehrli

A new survey has found that many people believe that they have inherited their snacking habits from their mom and dad. As a mother, we know that we are a large influence in our child’s life. Not only do our children inherit our hair and eye color, but they can also inherit our behaviors. Our children are always watching us, and they can pick up a lot of our habits, both good and bad. However, surveys and studies are constantly being done to see just how much influence parents have, and it turns out that we may be influencing our snack habits on to our children.

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Excessive screen time linked to obesity in US preteen

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

The study, publishing in Pediatric Obesity on June 28, found that each additional hour spent on virtually all forms of screen time was associated with a higher body mass index (BMI) one year later. In particular, researchers found that each extra hour spent watching or streaming television, YouTube videos, video games, video chat, and texting led to a higher risk of weight gain one year later. At the start of the study, 33.7% of children were considered overweight or obese, and this increased to 35.5% one year later, a proportion that is expected to rise in the late teens and early adulthood.

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