Stressed out mothers and many others want to know the secrets of being an organized mom. They may wonder if being organized as a mother with children at home is even possible. Rest assured, moms – it is possible to have an organized home and a life which runs smoothly – at least some of […]
For the parents of a child with ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, everyday tasks turn into battles—from getting the child out the door in the morning to getting him to bed at night. My son was diagnosed with ADHD at age 6, so I remember what it was like to have a daily tug […]
You’ve often heard of ‘Mama’s boys’ and ‘Daddy’s girls’ which may lead you to believe it’s not possible for moms to have special relationships with their daughters. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you’ve been having problems with your daughter lately, try some of these mother and daughter bonding ideas to help you […]
It’s a parenting dilemma struggled with for generations, or at least since the first blob of mustard greens or lentil loaf was spooned out onto a toddler’s plate: how to get them to eat their vegetables. Before going into the cute ideas that might help, like carving radishes to look like a head of each […]
How many new parents would love nothing more than to stay at home with their newborn? While many people may have the ability to do so for the first month or so, maternity leave soon runs out and it’s back to work they go. For the lucky ones who are able to remain at home, […]
It’s not unusual for adults to choose to go on fad diets in order to lose weight for a special occasion. While no one expects fad diets to work long term, they are eager to try nearly anything to lose those stubborn pounds. However, there are good reasons why children should avoid fad diets even […]
Findings of a new study conducted by autism researchers at the Saban Research Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles have created a buzz in the autism community. Their study has found that children born to parents living near major freeways are twice as likely to have an autism spectrum disorder compared to children […]
Cosmetics industry analysts report that expenditures for anti-aging products have created a 15 billion dollar market for creams, injections, and compounds that promise to slow or reverse aging. We might think that the focus of this industry push are the baby boomers who are approaching later adulthood, but this is not what analysts tell us. […]
It’s a well known fact that obesity is associated with Type II diabetes. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended increased physical activity as the primary method to improve obesity and obesity related illnesses in children. There are many studies that show that aerobic and resistance (muscle) training improve abdominal fat distribution, liver fat content, […]
There are somewhere near 120,000 adoptions a year in the U.S., and the annual number of adoptions has increased over the past decade. No two adoptions out of this large number are alike, and so are the many reasons why people choose to adopt. A few percent of these are kinship or inter-relation adoptions where […]
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