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Brain Development

Brain development is a continuous process that begins three weeks after conception and ends with one's life. Neuroscientists through research have shown that childhood stage is the best for brain development and has the potential of impacting the kids' future life. This, therefore, means that the parenting process should be taken seriously to see to it that brain development is optimized during the child's early life. Studies have pointed out the best approaches encompassing the dietary observation, exercises, and other important brain development influencers. This section will look into the whole subject and bringing out the best approaches, alongside with understanding as to why it is necessary.

Delayed Speech and Language Development in Toddlers

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Delayed Speech and Language Development in Toddlers

Delayed speech and language development in toddlers is something that haunts many parents. Seeing their child struggling with words like “mama” and “dada” when other children of the same age are already chatterboxes causes many parents to panic and rush to pediatricians for help. But children learn at different paces. Although all children go through…

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Will My Child Be Smarter If I Take Iron Supplements during Pregnancy? Effect of Iron Supplementation during Pregnancy on the Intelligence Quotient and Behavior of Children at 4 Years of Age: Long-Term Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial

in Emotions and Behavior/Research Findings
Iron Supplements During Pregnancy

Taking iron as a nutritional supplement is a common practice during pregnancy. In fact, it is recommended by most health institutions around the world. However, experts are divided about whether iron should be regularly administered to pregnant women. In some countries, pregnant women are routinely advised to take iron supplements, but in other countries, the policy…

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Maternal Immune Activation and a Baby’s Brain Development Maternal Immune Activation during the Third Trimester Is Associated with Neonatal Functional Connectivity of the Salience Network and Fetal to Toddler Behavior

in Maternity/Research Findings

In the third trimester of pregnancy, the baby’s brain architecture and neural circuits rapidly mature. During this crucial period, the baby’s brain is highly vulnerable to many factors, such as the activation of the mother’s immune system. Maternal immune activation (MIA) releases several chemical substances, some of which affect the baby’s developing brain. When Is…

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The Long-Lasting Effects of Maternal Thyroid Dysfunction Mild Maternal Thyroid Dysfunction at Delivery of Infants Born ≤34 Weeks and Neurodevelopmental Outcome at 5.5 Years

in Maternity/Research Findings
Scientific summaries related to parenting

Until it starts producing on its own, the fetus is largely dependent on the mother for the supply of several substances, including thyroid hormones. The thyroid hormones include TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), T3, and T4/FT4. (FT4 is free T4, which is not bound to protein). TSH is produced in the pituitary gland, a small gland…

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What Is Effective Parenting?

in Parenting FAQs
The overall product of effective parenting is for the child to realize his or her full potential as an adult.
Effective Parenting. Photo by Juliane Liebermann on Unsplash

According to this article, effective parenting is the act of “carrying out the responsibilities of raising and relating to children in such a manner that the child is well prepared to realize his or her full potential as a human being.” In addition, effective parenting refers to a parenting style that increases the child’s chances…

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Teaching Your Children the Art of Joy and Resilience: Responsive Parenting

in Emotions and Behavior
Teaching the Art of Joy and Resilience to your Child
Warm and responsive parenting helps you raise well-balanced and emotionally stable and resilient children.

Taking care of children’s physical health while also teaching them to be mentally strong is a requirement of parenting. You’re doing it right if your child has a sense of wonder and enjoyment and copes well with stress. Some people have an amazing sense of joy in life. They laugh freely and spontaneously, enjoy the…

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How to Nurture Your Baby’s Brain through Responsive and Godly Parenting

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Nurture Your Baby’s Brain Through Responsive

Parents are very much concerned with their babies’ physical comfort and nutrition because they want their children to become healthy and physically strong. Likewise, parents need to give equal importance and attention to their babies’ emotional needs and nurturing in order to raise balanced, caring, and empathetic individuals. These are the traits of godly parenting…

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Is the Size of My Premature Baby’s Head Normal? Postnatal Head Growth in Preterm Infants: A Randomized Controlled Parenteral Nutrition Study

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Postnatal head growth in preterm infants

Mothers of premature children are often understandably concerned about whether or not their babies are growing normally, especially when it comes to the baby’s head size. Early postnatal head growth failure is a common occurrence among extremely preterm infants. Head circumference is associated with brain volume and later neurological development outcome, so this is a…

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