Idiom of the Day
little pitchers have big ears
little children often overhear things that they are not supposed to hear
"Little pitchers have big ears," the woman said when she saw her daughter listening as she talked to her husband.
Myth about Allergies
Allergies cause autism
There is presently no evidence linking allergies to autism and either in a child with allergies or a mother affected by allergies with a child in uteri.Autism is a very hard diagnosis to receive and parents are looking for a reason why it happened, but we do them a disservice when we point towards false leads and junk science. For example, the vaccine autism connection was refuted when the author of a controversial paper (Andrew Wakefield) was found to have fabricated data in order to make the correlation. Even though the study was discredited, it resulted in vaccination rates going down and a resurgence of measles and whooping cough.