Paris: Children born to a surrogate mother or conceived through donated sperm or a donated egg do just as well psychologically as counterparts who are naturally conceived, a study unveiled recently.
The probe is the widest yet into concerns that the rising numbers of children born through assisted reproduction may suffer lower self-esteem or be treated less positively by parents, siblings and schoolmates.
Scientists led by Polly Casey from the Centre for Family Research at Britain's Cambridge University carried out interviews and psychology tests among 39 surrogacy families, 43 donor insemination families and 46 egg donation families. The children are now 7... read more
Frederick Douglass once said that "it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." A good foundation is key and a sound education is paramount. And we must keep the children healthy, otherwise it would be almost impossible to keep their minds strong and clear. Education and health go hand in hand.Unfortunately, too many children in the Philippines are burdened by everyday afflictions that affect their physical and mental development and limit them from getting the most from their education. A majority of Filipino children often suffers from worm infections, severe tooth decay, diarrhea, stomachaches, and skin... read more
Giftedness has been a much talked about matter since the early '90s. However, there are more to giftedness than meets the eye. Dr. Rizalina Pagorogon, a neuro-developmental pediatrician of Amang Rodriguez Medical Center, defines what giftedness is and differentiates it from autism.
Having similar signs and symptoms, giftedness and autism are always mistaken for each other. So how does one determine which is which?
Early signs of giftedness
"You would have to look at the child's developmental status as he grows based on the task expected on his particular age group," says Pagorogon. It all depends on the task expected... read more
Young children are easily susceptible to all kinds of discomforts such as allergies. In the country, skin allergies among children are health conditions which are often taken for granted. Unlike colds and coughs, which most parents see as reason enough to head to the nearest drugstore, skin allergies are perceived to be normal, and thus, is not a cause for alarm.
According to allergy experts in the Philippines, there have been an increasing number of allergy-related diseases over the years. And with the Filipino public not yet fully educated about this growing problem, it is expected that more and more cases... read more
You child has the potential to do great things as well as the promise to make great accomplishments. Whether it manifests as a small development or as a remarkable milestone, your child's potential can be fully cultivated through proper guidance and nourishment.
As a parent, you can slowly discover and appreciate your child's promise in three easy ways. First, you can take time to watch your child at play. However mundane and simple child's play appears to be, it plays an important role for your child's promise as it slowly makes way for the optimal development of his potentials. Susan K.... read more