Coping with Kids: Bed-wetting alarm, earring tattoos
Chummie alarm helps nighttime bed-wetting
Is your child wetting the bed? Chummie is a nighttime bed-wetting alarm that aims to help boys and girls age 4 and older. The patented system constantly checks for urine throughout the night, and the alarm goes off if your child has an accident. Chummie costs $99.99.
Earring tattoos solve ear-piercing dilemma
If you don't want your young daughter to get her ears pierced yet, Poppy Drops might offer an alternative. The temporary earring tattoos gives girls the look of earrings without the ear-piercing. The tattoos are made out of food-grade vegetables and come in designs like the Play Ball Collection for sporty girls and the Sweetie Pie Collection for the girly-girl. The cost is $6.95 to $7.95 per collection.
Turn plastic eggs into Memory Match
The April 2013 issue of FamilyFun offers a way to use leftover plastic eggs from the Easter basket. Make a memory match game.
Use egg halves to hide pairs of items, such as paper clips, coins, buttons and beads. (Try not to use the same color egg for matching items.) To play, have a player uncover two objects. If they're the same, he takes them; if they're different, he re-covers them, and it's the next player's turn. The player with the most matches wins.
Study: Too much TV may make kids antisocial
Five-year-olds who watch television for three or more hours per day are a bit more likely to fight, steal and have other antisocial behaviors by age 7, a new study suggests.
The researchers also found that time spent playing computer or electronic games had no effect on children's behavior, according to the report published online March 25 in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
The study analyzed data gathered from about 11,000 children in the United Kingdom. At age 5, nearly two-thirds of the children watched TV for one to three hours per day, 15 percent watched TV for more than three hours a day, and less than 2 percent watched no TV. Only 3 percent of the kids spent three or more hours a day playing computer or electronic games when they were 5 years old, the study authors reported.
Researchers concluded that there was a significant association between watching TV for three or more hours a day at age 5 and a “very small” increased risk of antisocial behavior by age 7.
But watching a lot of TV was not associated with emotional or attention problems, the authors noted in a journal news release.
These findings — and previous studies showing that too much screen time can have a harmful effect on youngsters' physical health and schooling — suggest that parents are right in limiting TV time for their children, concluded study author Alison Parkes, of the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and colleagues.
— Staff and wire reports
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