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What Is 'Permissive Parenting'?

What Is `Permissive Parenting`?MONDAY, May 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Parenting styles play a significant role in children's development and well-being. Permissive parenting, as a distinct contrast to authoritative or authoritarian styles, has gained attention for its impact on children. This article delves into permissive parenting, examining its definition, traits, techniques employed by permissive parents and discipline within this style.What is permissive parenting?The American Psychological Association (APA) says parents who embrace this style are "warm, but lax." Permissive parents prioritize their children's desires, grant them considerable autonomy and avoid confrontations. "They fail to set firm limits, to monitor children's activities closely or require appropriately mature behavior of their children,"...

Why Taking Your Kids to the Park Is Always a Healthy Idea

20 May 2023
Why Taking Your Kids to the Park Is Always a Healthy IdeaSATURDAY, May 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Need an activity to do with your kids on spring and summer days? Go to the park.Outdoor play is good for physical health, mental well-being and reduced stress in children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).“Whether it’s sunny or snowing, playing outside is good for children, physically and mentally,” said pediatrician Dr. Monique Jonae Soileau-Burke, president of AAP's Maryland chapter. “Scientific evidence tells us that playing outdoors can improve health, and children love it," she said in an academy news release. "On Kids to Parks Day [May 20], we encourage families to make plans to get their children out into nature for summer fun and well-being. Consider visiting a national, state or local park.”People who...

Signs Your Toddler Might Have ADHD

19 May 2023
Signs Your Toddler Might Have ADHDFRIDAY, May 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Spotting ADHD early can ensure children with the condition get the help they need sooner rather than later.But how can parents know if the behavior they’re seeing in their child is a sign of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or merely the mercurial mood and behavior swings of a toddler?An expert at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore offers some guidance."Research shows that children with ADHD have abnormal brain development, meaning that ADHD has a biological basis that often makes it a lifelong condition," Mark Mahone, director of neuropsychology, said on the institute's website. "We want to catch ADHD early because it has such a profound effect on learning and academic development. Children whose symptoms begin in early...

Free Fertility App Shared Info With Third Parties, FTC Says

18 May 2023
Free Fertility App Shared Info With Third Parties, FTC SaysTHURSDAY, May 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Owners of the free fertility app Premom have settled with users after sharing health data without consent to other companies, including Google and marketing firms in China.The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the $200,000 settlement with Premom owner Easy Healthcare."Premom broke its promises and compromised consumers' privacy," said Samuel Levine, director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "We will vigorously enforce the Health Breach Notification Rule to defend consumer's health data from exploitation," he said in an FTC news release. "Companies collecting this information should be aware that the FTC will not tolerate health privacy abuses."As part of a proposed settlement, the company agreed to a $100,000 civil...

American Women Need More Maternity Leave, Access to Pregnancy Care: Poll

18 May 2023
American Women Need More Maternity Leave, Access to Pregnancy Care: PollTHURSDAY, May 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy is a difficult and potentially dangerous time in a woman’s life, and U.S. women say they aren’t getting the support they need while they’re expecting, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll has found.Nearly 2 in 5 women who are pregnant or have ever been pregnant (37%) say they have experienced barriers to getting needed care.Worse, women in their prime childbearing years (18 to 34) are more than twice as likely as those who are 35 and older to say they encountered barriers to needed health care during pregnancy and birth -- 74% versus 28%.The most common barrier they cite is an inability to make doctor’s appointments because of they are unable to take time off work or find child care.One in 5 women overall (19%) -- and 2 in 5 between...

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