Thank you to Jeffrey Bennett, Ph.D, for contributing this article. From dinosaurs to the stars, most young children are naturally excited about science. Unfortunately, that enthusiasm sometimes fades as kids grow older, especially if science has been taught to them in a dull way or
I became a NICU mom on October 27, 2006. Our twin baby “b” was born with pneumonia in her small lungs, and was hooked up to a ventilator for 10 days. Once home, I discovered that coming home from the hospital didn’t
A new study presented at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society reveals serious concerns about the safety of antibacterial and antimicrobial products for pregnant women. The study shows that mothers and fetuses could "face potential health risks" from two
By Dorothy O’Donnell for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers I sat with three other moms on ugly green wedges of modular seating in the lobby of the Stanford Psychiatric Services building. It was a Tuesday evening and we were waiting for our daughters
Everest grumbles, “It’s not okay that Asher gets new rain boots before I do.” “But you just suggested that we look for new rain boots for him! I don’t understand why you’re upset,” I say, annoyed. “Because I don’t want him to have new
When my son was nine months old, I went away on business. My mother came in from New York to stay with the baby. I’ll never forget receiving her call to my hotel room to proudly report that my son had...
Photo by Patrick Demarchelier, Glamour Magazine, Sept 2014 Olivia Wilde isn’t the first celebrity mom to make a point of showing off her choice to breastfeed, and she won’t be the last, but some are saying that this beautiful shot in the Sept ’14
By Kerry Tuschhoff, HCHI, CHt, CI Please note: This article was written by the founder of Hypnobabies, a well recognized expert in hypnosis for childbirth. The information is based on Kerry’s research and experience working with clients in her program, and is intended to provide
Get ready to eat some humble pie. 1.Talk about your kid incessantly: Yes you will. To family. To friends. On Facebook. Oh-so-much on Facebook. But only because your kid is way more adorable and smarter and more advanced than those other babies
It began simply by reading the medical literature myself so I could more confidently explain the risks and benefits to parents. However, when I read the literature, I realized that the purported benefits simply didn't make sense and the risks were not ethically acceptable.