Parents: Beware of this COVID-linked syndrome in kids

As researchers learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects kids, they warn parents to be on the lookout for symptoms of multiple inflammatory syndrome.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation parents viruses childrens-health health-and-medicine

Parents: Beware of this COVID-linked syndrome in kids

As researchers learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects kids, they warn parents to be on the lookout for symptoms of multiple inflammatory syndrome.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation parents viruses childrens-health health-and-medicine

Survey: Parents aren’t sure about school in the fall

A new survey shows a majority of parents will likely send their kids back to school this fall and support measures to help keep kids safe from COVID-19.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents viruses childrens-health surveys featured society-and-culture decisions

Some directive parenting may do a child good

Past research has overlooked the value of directive parenting, say researchers. That term describes pushing a child to take risks, explore, and persevere.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: parents childrens-health relationships society-and-culture

Reopening schools requires major caution

Experts call for large-scale viral testing in children, contract tracing, and other actions to avoid compounding the COVID-19 crisis as schools reopen.

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education covid-19 childrens-health featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine medical-tests

How to protect kids from tick and mosquito bug bites

"Choosing the appropriate bug repellent can be confusing for parents. Some may protect against mosquitos but not ticks, for example."

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: insects parents childrens-health ticks lyme-disease parasites health-and-medicine mosquitoes

Some youth programs may benefit the next generation, too

"By investing in kids now and continuing to invest in them, we could be making generations to come more resilient..."

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education parents childrens-health society-and-culture

Dogs don’t always boost social skills for kids with autism

"The autism spectrum is incredibly broad, so what might be an effective intervention technique for one child might not necessarily be the best option for another."

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
June 5, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: autism dogs stress communication childrens-health health-and-medicine

School closures may boost childhood obesity

School closures in the US mean no gym classes. That could fuel a spike in childhood obesity. "Public health interventions are urgently needed."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 exercise schools childrens-health health-and-medicine body-weight

Picky eaters may not grow out of it

"Picky eating is common during childhood and parents often hear that their children will eventually 'grow out of it.' But that's not always the case..."

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: parents food aging childrens-health featured health-and-medicine

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