Calm Your Kids by Reading to Them

Your Health Minute

Kids learn self control and to focus when parents read aloud to them.

In Your Health Minute, reading out loud might reduce hyperactivity and attention problems in children.

A new study followed a group of kids enrolled in a positive parenting program from birth through age three.

Their parents got regular coaching on how to read aloud and engage in pretend play.

Researchers found these children were less likely to have behavior problems when they started school than their peers not in the program.

 

Categories: Ask The Doctor, Dee Armstrong