Helping Your Child To Develop Healthy Habits Does Not Have To Be Stressful!


Motivating your child to establish regular exercise and healthy eating habits from a young age can be a challenge.   A parent is a child’s number one role model.  Therefore your number one priority has to be your own health.  It’s true what the airline flight attendant say, “You must don the mask over your nose and mouth prior to helping your child”!  Decide right now to make your health a top priority, it’s not selfish, in fact it’s the best thing you can do for your child, but you have to mean it, It is amazing how kids pick up on wishy-washy intentions, so get serious and be … [Read more...]

Ethics-Free Generation?

Only 3% of adolescents do not fall into the bully victim or perpetrator role?  USA Today recently reported on a study conducted by the Josephson Institute of Ethics this year regarding bullying and other ethical concerns.   According to the Ethics of American Youth Survey, 50% of students disclosed they have “bullied, teased, or taunted someone at least once” in the past year, and 47% indicated they had been "bullied, teased or taunted in a way that seriously upset me at least once."  Given that 43,321 adolescents ages 15 to 18, from 78 public and 22 private schools were surveyed, the results … [Read more...]

Childhood Obesity

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The number of overweight children and adolescents has significantly increased during the past decade. There are times during childhood and adolescence where one is more susceptible to weight gain, but these times also offer prevention opportunities for obesity. Obesity is defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) according to body mass index (BMI). Several health risks arise from a child being overweight, such as type-2 diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and heart disease. Fortunately approaches to counter childhood obesity have been clinically recognized, including behavioral, … [Read more...]