Half a million young people in Japan barely leave their homes
More than half a million young people in Japan have shunned society and chosen to live isolated lives, according to a survey released by the government.
The phenomenon, called “hikikomori”, is defined by the Japanese Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry as people who have stayed in their home for six... Read More
Why parents should practice positive reinforcement
A British children’s book author and illustrator found a creative way to exhibit positive reinforcement by illustrating Post-its and sneaking them into his daughter Poppy’s lunchbox. It's one of many ways parents can practice positive reinforc Read More
7 reasons why you need to read to your children
It is important for parents to read to their young children. There are valuable lessons to be learned not only from the stories but from the act of reading in itself. Here are seven reasons why you need to read to your children. Read More
5 things you should never tell your child
A child’s mind is overly sensitive and malleable and gets affected pretty quickly by how their parents, siblings and close ones treat them. Also you should be really careful when talking to your child because words once said cannot be taken back. Read More
Mother gets 21 years to life for drowning toddler in custody dispute
An Oceanside woman was sentenced to 21 years to life in prison for intentionally drowning her toddler son after learning she’d have to split custody of the boy with his father.
Veronica Rivas, 30, pleaded guilty in Vista Superior Court last month — three weeks before trial — to second-degree murder and willful... Read More
Even babies know food is a cultural, social event
University of Chicago research says even babies recognize the social and cultural nature of dining. Infants expect people to like the same foods if they share social groups. If someone finds food disgusting, they expect everyone to agree. Read More