Home Tags Kids

Tag: Kids

More than half of parents in the US think the flu shots cause the flu — here’s why that’s wrong

A Florida hospital surveyed 700 US parents and found that more than half thought getting the flu shot caused the flu. But that's just not true: The flu shot contains no live viruses, so it can't make you get sick.
Kids in several states have gotten sick with an illness that may cause paralysis.

People in at least 22 states have come down with a rare polio-like illness this year — here’s what to know about it

Across the US, kids are coming down with a mysterious polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis. This year at least 62 people in 22 states have been affected. INSIDER spoke with a pediatrician to help parents learn the signs of AFM in children.
The author, Steven John, and his family.

Raising kids doesn’t come with a handbook — here are 30 mistakes every parent makes

Parenting doesn’t come with a guidebook, and there are many ways to approach different aspects of parenting. Parents aren't perfect, and there may be times when you wish you'd done something different. But you're not alone — here are 30 parenting mistakes every mom and dad makes.
Jennifer Lopez said her kids used to do a "projectile vomit thing." One of Kim Kardashian's kids has eaten dog food.

Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, and more celebrity moms revealed ‘the grossest thing’ their kids have ever done

Kristen Bell enlisted fellow celebrity moms for a segment called "Momsplaining" on "The Ellen Show." Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian West, Scarlett Johansson, and more discussed the gross stunts their kids have pulled — including pooping on the floor and eating dog food.

12 teachers share the story of their smartest student — and how they knew they’d succeed

All kids are smart in different ways, but some kids stand out as being smarter than their age or unique in their interests. We rounded up some tell-tale signs from real teachers that your kid is gifted academically.
Teachers say there are signs to tell if children are exceptionally smart.

12 teachers share the story of their smartest student — and how they knew they’d succeed

All kids are smart in different ways, but some kids stand out as being smarter than their age or unique in their interests. We rounded up some tell-tale signs from real teachers that your kid is gifted academically.

Teachers reveal the funniest wrong answers their students have ever given

Teachers know students can be brutally honest. 18 teachers reveal the funniest wrong answer students have ever given. And these kids get major points for creativity.
A condition called tongue tie kept Mason Motz (not pictured here) from speaking clearly.

A 6-year-old who could barely speak is now using full sentences after his dentist did a 10-second procedure

Mason Motz, 6, was mostly nonverbal for years until a dentist noticed he had a common condition known as tongue-tie. After a quick procedure, Motz's tongue-tie was corrected, and now he's speaking clearly for the first time in his life.
The average kid between 8 and 11 uses screens for more than three-and-a-half hours per day.

Only 5% of US kids meet expert recommendations for sleep, screen time, and exercise — here’s what they should be doing

Kids should get between nine and 11 hours of sleep a night, should limit recreational screen use to two hours per day, and should get at least an hour of moderate-to-vigorous exercise. The better kids in the US do on those guidelines, the better they perform on cognitive tests.
There are healthy lunch options for kids.

10 healthy swaps for your kid’s favorite lunch foods

It can be hard to know how to make an easy but healthy meal for your child's lunch. But with a few simple swaps, you can have a healthier lunch. Here are 10 easy and healthy swaps for your kid's lunchbox.