Monthly Archives: September 2007

Kenneth Haller, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri, has given some advice for parents wanting to reduce the risk of their children catching the “common cold”. “The common cold is practically impossible to cure because more than 200 viruses can cause it,” […]

Expert advice on preventing the common cold infecting your child

In support of World Orphan Week (1st-7th October), Swarovksi has unveiled a collection of celebrity-designed denim jackets which will benefit SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest charity for orphaned and abandoned children. Celebrities including Jessica Alba, Laila Ali, Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart, Angie Harmon, Finola Hughes, Stacy London, Reba McEntire, […]

Swarovski shows off celeb-designed denim jackets, supports World Orphan Week ...

I’ve written before about the importance of families eating together whenever they can. It can bond the family together, aid communication, and could help teens avoid social problems, amongst many other benefits. The Kroger Company has partnered with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse to encourage families to […]

September 24: Family Day – A Day To Eat Together ...

A new website – – has launched to encourage computer literacy amongst preschoolers, helping to boost their self-confidence at increasingly IT-centric schools. To add to the fun, various hit TV characters, including Bob the Builder, feature on the site. Users can sign up for a free subscription to the […]

Toddlers’ TV favourites to feature on new interactive web site ...

Though many of us expect nothing less than grossly stereotypical, sweeping generalisations from the writers at The Daily Mail tabloid paper, Liz Jones has pushed the boat out by having a real go at mothers and children for being environmentally and socially unfriendly. Based upon a few negative images she […]

Daily Mail columnist tirades against environmentally unfriendly mothers

The Better Hearing Institute has implored parents to ensure that more elderly relatives who look after their children can hear well to ensure that their children remain safe. “If your child’s babysitter is one of the 24 million people who need hearing aids and don’t have them, there could be […]

Child safety dependent on carers’ ability to hear

The American Planning Association has come up with five things which parents can do as their kids return to school, to keep them both healthy and safe on the journey to and from school. Conduct a “Neighbourhood Walk Audit” to inventory your neighbourhood’s sidewalks and bicycle routes and determine if […]

Five tips for keeping kids safe and healthy on way ...