Home > Parenting > Child Child All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy Childhood abuse increases suicide risk Drug users with a history of severe childhood abuse may have an increased risk for suicide, a new study says. Child News Moisturising newborns prevents allergies Moisturising your newborn's skin regularly could help prevent eczema and food allergies later in life. More in Child News 'My parents beat me and I turned out fine!' Really? US: Smack children but not with implements Birth spacing tied to autism risk Antibiotics raise risk of childhood obesity Child US: Smack children but not with implements The majority of US citizens believe that smacking a child at home is perfectly fine, but it should not involve implements. See all Child » Child The science of childhood remedies Your mom's favourite treatments for everyday ailments probably have some proven benefits. See all Child » Child Children and grief Children and adults deal with grief differently. Unlike adults, bereaved children do not experience continual and intense emotional and behavioural grief reactions. See all Child » Child Does my child need probiotics? Healthy microflora in the colon help to boost immunity - should you supplement your child's diet with probiotics? Read what this dietician has to say about good digestive health. See all Child » Take action TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Baby born as truck kills mother Beautiful short film about radioactive contamination in Japan Child Today's parents blind to kids' obesity Parents have become less able to realise when their child is overweight or obese, a new study finds. See all Child » Child Get your kids to drink more water Poor hydration can affect a child's concentration levels, memory and learning ability. Here are smart ideas that will make water more appealing to your kids. See all Child » Child Smoking and your kids How does your smoking affect your child? Here are some sobering facts that might just get you to kick this habit. See all Child » Child Are your child's toys toxic? Your child's toys, bottles, cute plate and sippy cup set – what are they actually made of? They could contain a dangerous chemical known as phthalates. See all Child » advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Vote for 2014 Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Depression » Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know.