With recent stories in the news about ex-football players succumbing to dementia and suicide, brain damage from playing football over a period of years has come into the public eye. For years, the NFL denied that players were sustaining brain injuries from the game, but autopsies on the brains of a number of players clearly […]
It’s generally accepted that you wait until you baby is around six months old before you try to give them solid foods. Babies should only be given milk for the first six months and then at around six months old, they should naturally develop a desire to eat solid food. Before this point, your child’s […]
When teens begin to drive, the event signals another step toward independence. It can also be a time of great stress for parents. The common hazards of driving, combined with normal teen immaturity, can make the early driving years a time of constant concern and worry for the child’s well-being. Parents can take an active […]
Every preschooler looks forward to snack time! While the convenience of packaged, processed snack foods is tempting, these junk food choices are generally loaded with empty calories. To boost your child’s energy level in between meals and to encourage healthy eating habits from a young age, try out some of these fun, homemade treats. 1. […]
Children don’t always behave; in fact, it takes time to learn the social rules for different situations. Parents play a key role in helping their child navigate their way through the often unspoken rules about how to behave towards others. Research has shown there are certain conditions that need to be in place for a […]
A new study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has found that low-income families with children that have special healthcare needs have a high likelihood of food insecurity. This is the case even when they receive aid such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or take part in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) […]
The definition of humanity is the state of being human; more specifically, of being kind to others. When we think of humanity, we think of marches or movements or platforms that further the case of equality. These have been a great way to bring attention to issues and be a catalyst for change. But what […]
Just about everyone keeps a tabletop game or two on hand for those rainy days at the cabin or a game night with the kids. But if that ancient Monopoly set finally had to be retired, and no one wants to play Scrabble this weekend, consider livening things up a bit with one of these […]
As youngsters, many of us were admonished to sit up straight at the dinner table, put our napkins in our laps, and not play with our food. However, in this day and age, playing with food may be a good way to encourage children to eat the vegetables they used to push to the sides […]
You’ve supported your child for over a decade and he’s fast heading for his teenage years. What can you expect in the last year before teenhood and how can you help your son through it? Physically, your son is growing quickly and may gain up to 4 inches in height this year; this might make […]
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