Our Curated Content from Around the Web – March 27, 2014

Nurture your child’s growth with these interesting articles from the Web. Improve your parenting skills by taking time to read all of them and learn new things about parenthood, as well as the local scene.

LOCAL

  • Women’s Majlis: Balance helps both mums and children
    July 2013 was a turning point in my life. It was the time I entered into a new world of emotions, new habits, attitudes and, above all, patience. It was when my Afra walked into my life and I became a mother for the first time.

  • Is your child being cyber bullied? Signs to watch
    With a mission to stamp out cyber bullies, a bunch of crusaders at ‘Beat The Cyber Bully’ are working tirelessly to raise awareness and help parents in the UAE understand the real threat and combat it head-on.

PARENTING

  • Pain reliever acetaminophen linked to ADHD
    ACETAMINOPHEN, a common pain reliever considered safe for pregnant women, has been linked for the first time to an increased risk of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in children.

  • One in three obese kids ‘metabolically healthy’: Study
    Washington, March 21 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that about 33 per cent of kids with obesity are “metabolically healthy.” A study of 181 children with obesity aged eight to 17 years old showed that up to a third could be classified as “metabolically healthy,” meaning they’re not imminently at risk of developing insulin resistance-a precursor to Type 2 diabetes-high blood pressure, high cholesterol or other obesity-related diseases.

  • Is Being a Parent Making You Unhappy?
    Jessie Thompson is a professional photographer and mother of three who loves her children but admits being a parent is not all smiles and sunshine. “For me, the lows are feeling sad when my kids feel sad,” Thompson told ABC News. “We are so self-examining that I think it creates a lot of guilt,” she said.  “Society is off-balance.”

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