Kids

What to Look for in an Electric Toothbrush for Kids

An electric toothbrush can bring brushing to the next level for little kids. The bristles move for them, a small size can reach tricky back-of-the-mouth spots, and a timer can ensure they brush for as long as needed. That said, an electric toothbrush can require some practice for little ones. Supervising them while they brush and occasionally stepping in can be key. It can also be helpful to ask the dentist for any tricks, too, since they can spot areas where your little one may still need improvement. And of course, the best brush is the one they’ll actually use. So if you’ve gotta employ the help of Rubble and Skye, get them on board.



Get those teeth shiny and clean!


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Get those teeth shiny and clean!



diagram: Musical alerts indicate when it’s time to move quadrants; integrated software that connects to a phone offers brushing rewards.


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Musical alerts indicate when it’s time to move quadrants; integrated software that connects to a phone offers brushing rewards.

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Irate moms hit out at fitness fanatics working out in their kids’ playgrounds

It’s the battle of the monkey bars.

Fed up moms in New York City have had enough of fitness freaks using kids’ playgrounds as makeshift gyms now that workout facilities are operating at limited capacity due to COVID-19.

They’ve labeled the sweaty musclemen — and women — “gross” and “selfish” for increasingly monopolizing equipment designed for toddlers.

According to parents, some don’t wear masks and could pose a health hazard during the pandemic.

“It’s unfair on the children,” said mom of one Ashley Ann Capone, of Astoria Heights, Queens, who regularly visits her neighborhood playground, Sean’s Place, on 38th Street. “They can feel intimidated by them and can’t play properly because of their presence.”

A woman does her workout using the playground equipment at Hoyt Playground.
A woman does her workout using the playground equipment at Hoyt Playground.Tamara Beckwith/New York Post

While it’s mostly individuals exercising on their own, a growing number of personal trainers are bringing their clients within the

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Parents less aware when their kids vape than when they smoke. Here’s how parents’ habits impact this – sex and relationships

The findings of a new study has shown that most of the parents know or suspect when their child smokes, however, there are chances that they are in the dark if the child vapes or uses other tobacco products. Led by researchers at the University of California San Francisco, the study was published in the journal Paediatrics. The study, which tracked more than 23,000 participants aged 12 to 17 years old, found that parents or guardians were substantially less likely to report knowing or suspecting that their child had used tobacco if the child used only e-cigarettes, non-cigarette combustible products or smokeless tobacco, compared to smoking cigarettes or using multiple tobacco products.

The researchers also found that when parents set strong household rules about not using tobacco – applying to all residents – their children were less likely to start tobacco use. Just talking to kids about not smoking was

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Are the kids all right? Supporting your teen’s mental health through COVID-19

SOLEDAD: HOW ARE YOU DOING? ACCORDING TO A RECENT KAISER STUDY NEARLY HALF OF ALL AMERICAN ADULTS SAY COVID-19 IS EFFECTING THEIR MENTAL HEALTH TRFRPLT ANXIETY TO EURTDABILITY TO FEELINGS OF HOPELESSNESS. WHILE STRESSES ARE NEW MANY WITH CHRONIC MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES HAVE BEEN WITHOUT THEIR NORMAL NETWORK OF SUPPORT MAKING MATTERS IN THEIR LIVES WORST. I RECENTLY TALKED ABOUT THE EMERGING MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS WITH DR. VAILE WRIGHT SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR HEALTHCARE INNOVATION WITH THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. SOLEDAD: DR. VAILE WRIGHT NICE TO TALK TO YOU. A COUPLE OF DATA POINTS 50% OF PARES WHO WERE TOLD BETWEEN ONE AND 10 YOUR STRESS LEVEL THEY SAID THEY ARE BETWEEN EIGHT AND 10. THESE ARE PEOPLE WITH KIDS. ANOTHER SURVEY FOUND THAT 70% OF PEOPLE SAY THE GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS IS ACTUALLY CAUSING THEM STRESS. THESE NUMBERS ARE QUITE HIGH. ARE YOU SURPRISED? >> HONESTLY, WE WERE SHOCKED. … Read More

Taking the Kids — and thinking about the great outdoors

Dr. Stephen Nicholson got tired of being hated.



a small boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background: River rafting with OARS.


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River rafting with OARS.

“Doc” Nicholson is the nicest guy and one you couldn’t imagine would inspire hatred — except for his profession. “People would come into the office saying they hate you,” he explained.

That’s because Doc Nicholson was a dentist and no one likes going to the dentist, although these days, for some, that could be a welcome respite from shelter-at-home directives.

As for Doc, he retired and opted for a second career where people meet him with big smiles on their faces, some having waited more than a year to meet him. The 75-year-old grandfather is a whitewater rafting guide — a legendary guide, in fact, in whitewater rafting circles, especially in the Grand Canyon where he is known for his skill piloting four-person dory boats through the huge rapids. Dories are small,

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Telling Your Kids “Don’t Smoke” Isn’t Enough

Parents are besieged nowadays by endless tasks. From Zoom-schooling their kids to keeping them entertained, their list of responsibilities is loooonnnngggg. High on that list is steering their kids clear of trouble. And that includes making sure they don’t smoke.

A new study at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) found that setting firm rules about tobacco use was more effective than just talking to children about the risks of smoking. And those rules had to apply to everyone in the home.

The five-year study following 23,000 children and teenagers aged 12 to 17 also found that parents were less likely to suspect that their child used tobacco if the kid vaped, smoked e-cigarettes or used smokeless tobacco. About 70% of the parents of children who smoked said they knew or suspected it. But only 40 percent of parents of children who used e-cigarettes were aware of it.

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Parents less aware of their kids vaping than smoking, study says

Parents and guardians are less likely to know or suspect when their children vape or use other tobacco products than they are when they smoke cigarettes, the study, published in Pediatrics, said.

About 70% of the parents and guardians of children who smoke reported being aware or suspecting it. For kids who use e-cigarettes, the percentage is about 40%, the study said.

“When parents think about tobacco, many will picture smoking a cigarette but other tobacco and nicotine products may not come to mind,” said Dr. Benjamin Chaffee, a senior author of the study and associate professor at University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry.

“E-cigarettes, in particular, may look like a tech device and don’t produce a lasting odor.”

Other types of tobacco products more likely to go unnoticed are non-cigarette combustible products or smokeless tobacco. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, according to the CDC.

“Any tobacco or nicotine

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Parents Often in the Dark When Kids Take Up Vaping | Health News

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay)

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Parents are often clueless when their kids start smoking e-cigarettes, a new study finds.

On the other hand, Mom and Dad usually can tell if their children take up traditional smoking, said researchers from the University of California, San Francisco.

Having strict household rules against any form of tobacco is the best form of prevention, researchers found. And those rules should apply to adults, too.

“Tobacco use by children is troubling, and dentists, like all health care providers, should be concerned about preventing youth tobacco use,” study co-author Dr. Benjamin Chaffee, an associate professor in the university’s School of Dentistry.

“We know that tobacco-free homes are a key tool to help prevent smoking by kids,” he said in a university news release.

The study included parents of more than 23,000 kids aged 12 to 17. Researchers found

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Seattle Parks reopens playgrounds, fitness equipment, but kids will have to wait their turn

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Ways You Can Make The Day Special For Your Kids

KEY POINTS

  • National Child Health Day was first observed in 1928
  • The day raises awareness about how children’s health can be protected and developed
  • The day does not have the status of a public holiday

Since May 18, 1928, the country has observed the National Child Health Day on the first Monday of October. The day highlights the care and guidance that children should receive from adults to uphold their health and overall well-being.

National Child Health Day was first observed in 1928 after President Calvin Coolidge issued a proclamation. Initially, the day was celebrated on May 1 but in 1960, it was changed to the first Monday in October. Ever since it is being observed on this day to raise awareness about how children’s health can be protected and developed in the right way.

Instead of being a national observance, the day still does not have the status of

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