A study at Rutgers University details the importance of this parent-child bond.
- Infants aged 1-3 are less likely to be disruptive or hyperactive when they're read to regularly.
- Parents that read to their toddlers are less likely to exhibit harsh behavior toward their children.
- Regular reading provides not only "academic but emotional benefits that can help bolster the child's success in school and beyond."
No one should be drinking more than 8oz. a day. Here's why.
- A new study finds that the risk of all-cause mortality from over-consumption of fruit juice is significant.
- Other sugared beverages are still bad for you, but too much fruit juice is actually worse.
- Fructose, "real" or "natural," is still fructose and problematic.
What does the downward trend mean?
- A report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that 2018 saw the fewest babies born in the U.S. since 1986.
- The reasons are plenty: After effects from the Great Recession, fewer teenage pregnancies, prohibitive child care costs, concerns over climate change and political strife, and different priorities among millennials.
- The low birthrate isn't necessarily cause for alarm, however if it keeps declining it may be difficult for future generations to support an aging population.
Being bilingual has cultural, social, and cognitive benefits — so why are schools dropping language courses?
In the 1960s, in our public schools in California along the border with Mexico, Spanish language-learning was a requirement, beginning in sixth grade. I couldn't wait to get to sixth grade to start learning Spanish.
Men should be just concerned as women.
- A study from Rutgers documents age-related reproductive factors for men.
- Beyond a certain age, men risk a variety of serious hazards to their mates and offspring.
- Men planning to father children should consider banking their sperm before reaching 35.
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