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Yoga and Martial Arts

In my practice I am often asked about exercise for kids and teens.  What age is exercise appropriate and what type of exercise is ideal for each age group.  This seems to be a recent phenomenon since previous generations children were left to their own imaginations on what to do for play.  Most small children […]

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Adolescent Health Visit

This fall thousands of adolescents and young adults are starting middle school, high school and college.  Before they start school, they should visit their Pediatrician or Family Practice provider.  Adolescents go through physical and emotional changes that can be distressing to them and their parents.  Many times adolescents are afraid or embarrassed to ask their […]

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My Child Cheats – What Can I Do?

Cheating happens every day. Athletes cheat by taking performance-enhancing drugs. Students cheat on exams and reports. Some executives cheat by ‘cooking the books’ to make their company appear more solvent than it is. If your child cheats, you may be wondering if you should worry since it seems like ‘everyone’ is doing it. The plain […]

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Another Study Finds Kids With ADHD Helped By Diet

A new study assessing the effectiveness of a restricted elimination diet on the behavior of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was published in the February 2011 edition of Lancet.  The study was conducted in the Netherlands and Belgium.  They enrolled 100 children (4 – 8 years) and randomly assigned them to either a group that […]

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Media: Monster or Magician

Media influence on kids has become the subject of increased focus by parents, educators and health care professional.  <a href=”http://allpsych.com/journal/violentmedia.html”>New research</a> has named several areas of influence in which media content has a negative effect on children. Violence and aggressive behavior, sexual content, body image and self esteem and physical health and school performance were […]

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