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Posts Tagged ‘Parenting’

Teaching Kids Gratitude

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Thanksgiving Day is often when families get together to enjoy enormous portions of food and spend time reconnecting. It can also be a time for reflection and gratitude. But why limit giving thanks to just one day out of the year? (more…)

A Little TLC Goes A Long Way

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

I can tell that I am maturing, not by the new “character lines” I see popping up (hate that), but rather by the way that language and jargon continues to change. I really have tried to stay up with new acronyms such as LOL, or POS, or even “keep it on the DL”. (more…)

Pre-teen Cholesterol Check-Up

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Do you know your child’s cholesterol level? Unless you have a family history of high cholesterol, getting your child’s checked probably hasn’t been high on your list of medical exams. (more…)

Chubby Baby = Obese Child?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

“Look at those cute little rolls of fat and chubby cheeks.” “It’s just baby-fat, he’ll grow out of it.” Common comments when people see a chubby baby. But, what was once thought of as a well-fed and healthy infant might prove to be just the opposite. (more…)

Keeping Kids Healthy

Friday, November 4th, 2011

You could probably safely say that there has never been more scientific and health related information available to parents and caregivers. That’s the good news! On the other hand, too much information can leave some parents overwhelmed and nervous about the choices they make for their children. (more…)

Trick or Treat Safety Tips

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Trick or Treat! Yes, it’s almost time for little ones to dress up in costume and travel the streets searching for free candy. Fun and safety should go hand in hand on this special night. (more…)

Parenting Tweens & Teens

Monday, October 24th, 2011

As a mother or father, who hasn’t wished that their child came with a “How To Be The Perfect Parent” handbook? It would be nice if for every stage of emotional and physical growth there was a clear –one size fits all- plan that would take the stress and confusion out of developing good parenting skills. Alas though, there’s no such thing, but there are experts who can help guide parents. (more…)

Teens & Tanning Booths; Very Risky

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Prom, Homecoming, Pep Rallies, classrooms, malls  – many of the places you’ll find teens during the fall and winter months. As the long sun-filled days of summer fade away, the doors to tanning salons swing wide open. (more…)

Your Child’s Well Check Visit

Monday, October 10th, 2011

When was the last time you saw your pediatrician for a “well child check up”?  Can you remember how much time you spent with your doctor?  According to an article in the October issue of the journal Pediatrics, 33% of parents surveyed spent less than 10 minutes with their child’s doctor.  Another 47% stated that they spent between 11-22 minutes with the doctor and 20% stated that they spent 20 minutes or longer. (more…)

The Truth Behind Lies Parents Tell

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

What an interesting study I came across recently regarding lying. Guess what, it was not about children lying, but rather about parents lying to their children. (more…)