Concussions are a worry for every parent. Whether your child decides to play sports or not, chances are high that your kid will experience a head injury at some point growing up. When kids are young, it’s more likely to get injured in the school playground or a random accident than on the field or rink.
As a parent it’s easy to worry about every bump your child takes – especially if it’s on the head. I’ve been guilty of taking more than one of my kids to the emergency room after a head bump “just to make sure” my child was okay.
As parents, we don't want to make like the Grinch and steal all the Christmas cheer, but we don't want our children to get hurt during the holidays either. Unfortunately, holiday hazards can creep up where you least expect them. Here are four surprising holiday health hazards and how to protect your children from them:
Think we’ve come a long way when it comes to our modern parenting practices? Think again. While parents often have the best intentions, new research shows that detachment-parenting practices such as letting your child cry it out and bottle feeding can actually hinder brain development.