Home > Parenting > Child > Parenting Parenting All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid Parents unaware of extent of young kids' smartphone use A study found that most parents miscalculated their children's time on mobile devices and may also not be aware of the content they access. ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' Another reason why breast is best: Mother's milk fights bacteria that causes infections in infants A study found that human breast milk inhibits the growth of harmful, infection-causing bacteria in infants. Fighting in front of the kids is good for their psyche... if it's done constructively Parents often opt to fight behind closed doors to keep their kids from witnessing the tension and animosity, but researchers think otherwise. Is teen sexting a warning sign of other risky behaviours? Evidence from a study claims teens who were sending or receiving sexts were more likely to get caught up in other risky behaviour. Earlier bedtimes help kids fight obesity Since a child's wake-up time can't be easily altered, an earlier bedtime is needed to ensure they get the sleep they need. Paediatricians renew call to abandon spanking Research has shown that spanking, shouting at or shaming children can elevate stress hormones and lead to changes in their brain structure. Most mothers have been victims of 'mommy-shaming' Criticism of parenting skills usually comes from family members – on topics from discipline to diet. TV not a good sleep aid for young kids A study found that on average, kids without TVs in their bedrooms slept 30 minutes more at night than those with a TV in their bedroom. Try small 'bites' to get kids to exercise Exercise with your kids in order to prevent them from turning into couch potatoes. Breastfeeding in the workplace: SA's policies lagging It’s International Breastfeeding Week, but SA is far behind in workplace breastfeeding policy. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.