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PARENTING IS A NON-STOP BALANCING ACT
You'll need optimism, firmness, time-management, patience, love, and thoughtfulness. The goal is to raise happy, healthy, respectful and responsible adults. Make time to be present in your parenting. Your child will make mistakes (and so will you). Look at these as an opportunity to hold your child accountable for the natural consequences of life while offering the support they need.
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In our house, we start on Halloween early. It’s my pro-active strategy to emphasize the fun and still keep all those sugary treats at bay. We make pumpkins out of tangerines and decorate bananas to look like witches. We make healthy desserts – pumpkin bread and pumpkin pancakes. My daughter is old enough to assume…Read More
Certain eating habits, including meals served in front of the TV, can lead to higher cholesterol levels in preschoolers, potentially putting them at risk for cardiovascular disease as adults, according to a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal. The researchers analyzed the eating behaviors and lipid levels of 1,076 kids, ages 3 to 5,…Read More
Up to 66 percent of parents demand that their teenagers clean their plate–even if their kids are overweight or obese, according to a study published in Pediatrics. The researchers also found that it’s extremely common for parents to try to control how much their kids eat, with some parents pressuring adolescents to eat more and…Read More
Remember how great it felt to gulp down a cold, flavorful drink after playing outdoors or riding your bike on a hot, summer day when you were a kid? Now you can create equally delectable memories for your children with tasty thirst-quenchers that offer a healthy alternative to sugar-and chemical-laden soda and drink mixes. These…Read More
It’s never too soon to start teaching kids healthy eating habits. In fact, a study published in the journal Pediatrics Obesity reports that the way parents feed their baby can strongly influence risk for early childhood obesity. Researchers from Brigham Young University analyzed health data from 8,030 kids and found that formula-fed babies were 2.5…Read More