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Outdoor Games for Labor Day Weekend

Planning a party for the end of summer? Celebrate America’s labor movement with these outdoor games. Don’t-Let-the-Balloon-Touch-the-Ground Keep balloons afloat by using only your hands and feet. Blow up enough balloons for everyone. Designate an area where everyone can move about without bumping into each other. If a balloon touches the ground, that person is […]

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How to Shape Up Your Family This Summer

It can be fun to get into shape over the summer. Some say it’s easier because the weather seems to coax everyone outdoors and into fun activities. If you want to shape up your family this summer, here are some ideas. Cookouts With physical activities and healthy food, cookouts are a great way to encourage […]

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Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Summer is a time for fun; school is out and the weather is perfect.  But safety is important to consider whenever you leave the house.  The warm weather increases the number of water related accidents and heat related illnesses.  Other outdoor activities such as hiking also have safety concerns to make note of. Water Safety Water safety […]

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How to Prevent Teenage Obesity

While childhood and adult obesity are getting more attention lately, it’s easy to forget that teens can also be overweight. It’s not just a problem of appearance; being overweight may make teens vulnerable to health problems in later life. According to the Center for Disease Control, overweight teens are at a greater risk for sleep […]

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Healthy Eating Starts at Family Meals: A How-To

All parents want their children to grow up to be fit, healthy, and strong. One way to ensure their well-being is to encourage your teenager to make the right food choices now. If they learn to cook and eat healthy foods at home, they’re much more likely to continue eating in the same manner when […]

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Ice Skating with You Kids 101

Ice Skating with Your Kids 101

Families that play together stay together, or at least that’s how the saying goes. If you take some time to have fun together, it can reduce stress nd tension among family members. Choose an activity everyone can enjoy. Have you considered the health benefits of ice skating for the whole family? Ice skating is not […]

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Sports Psychology 101

Since so many of our articles and blogs are devoted to childrens’ problems and pathologies, I thought I would range outside of that territory to look at some of the applications of psychology to other, less clinically oriented areas of study. There are many applications of psychology into the world of sports and enhancing performance […]

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Scuba Diving for Kids – What You Should Know about It

Although it’s not usually written as such, “scuba” is actually an acronym. It stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, which sets it apart from snorkeling. Snorkeling involves special equipment, too, but it comes down to using a tube to breathe natural air from under the water. Scuba diving is different. Scuba divers carry their […]

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