Thursday April 24th 2014

‘Parenting’ Archives

Halloween Safety Tips for Parents

Halloween Safety Tips for Parents

Second only to Christmas, the holiday that Kids look forward to the most is Halloween.  Picking out costumes, decorating Spooky places and eating candy corn.  Witches, ghosts and pumpkin-carving fun. To ensure your child has a Safe and Happy Halloween, here are a few Tips. Make sure Costumes are the proper length so that your [...]

Are Your Child’s Eyes Keeping Her from Getting Good Grades?

Are Your Child’s Eyes Keeping Her from Getting Good Grades?

Many vision tests can be accurate, but often the results depend on more than eyesight From artificial organs to robotic surgery, modern medical science has vastly improved in the past few decades. Why then, despite all these technological advances, are most pediatricians and public schools still using vision tests developed 148 years [...]

Four Fun Activities to Reinforce Money Concepts with Kindergarteners

Four Fun Activities to Reinforce Money Concepts with Kindergarteners

Sending your child off to kindergarten means they're growing up and becoming more independent.  It's an exciting time and the beginning of a wonderful journey where they'll be introduced to new concepts and experiences.  A great way to stay connected with what happens at school is to be on the lookout for ways to reinforce at home the [...]

Teachable Money Moment for Kids

Teachable Money Moment for Kids

The best way to teach kids financial literacy is in the context of their everyday lives. Here's this month's teachable money moment: In celebration of our kids going back to school, this month's Teachable Money Moment is brought to you by Math Class 101: To show your child just how quickly things can add up, let's do a [...]

Natural Ice Creams with Bovine Growth Hormone

Natural Ice Creams with Bovine Growth Hormone

Here we go again ... just when you think you are making healthy choices another shoe drops! Our family has been buying Breyers ice cream for some time now, thinking that it was "all natural" as they state on the packaging.  How wrong we were.  Apparently many of the big ice cream makers in the U.S., specifically Haagen Dazs, Breyers and [...]

Early Puberty: Another Result of the Child Obesity Epidemic?

Early Puberty: Another Result of the Child Obesity Epidemic?

A new study from the journal Pediatrics finds that girls are beginning to develop breasts at the early age of 7 or 8. These results support the findings of a 1997 study that noted puberty beginning in girls at the age of 7 or 8. But why are our children starting puberty so much earlier? Evidence indicates that the increasing rates of obesity [...]

Choosing Nutritious and Healthy Afternoon Snacks for Kids

Choosing Nutritious and Healthy Afternoon Snacks for Kids

When choosing a nutritious after school snack for your child there are many things to consider. You may ask yourself “is this snack food too high in sugar?” Does this snack contain too much fat or too many calories” or even “Will this snack help keep my child satisfied until dinner?” With so many snack choices out there, it can be [...]

Transitioning Kids from Summer Fun to a School Year Structure

Transitioning Kids from Summer Fun to a School Year Structure

Transitioning kids from summer fun to a school year structure does not have to be difficult! With the anticipation of a new school year comes the rites of passage that go along with stepping up a grade, or walking into a new class or school, or perhaps even starting school for the first time ever.  So often, we focus on the ceremony of [...]

Parents – Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Parents – Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the owners who were swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each [...]

Get Over the Family Feuds and Get the Family Together

Get Over the Family Feuds and Get the Family Together

I was fortunate to have a wonderful family.  My family is far from perfect and we have many of the same challenges to navigate through as most other families.  We have divorces, step-parents, differing views, those with strong opinions and personalities and those that are overly sensitive.  But the bond of family keeps us together and keeps us [...]

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