Tagged as Children

There’s no question about it—diabetes is -on the rise. Across the board, more and more people are suffering from prediabetes, diabetes and complications from high blood sugar levels. Most concerning is how prevalent these conditions have become among younger people, who should be at the peak of good health. A staggering one in four young adults is on the road toward developing diabetes. Obesity is...
July 2, 2020
So many of us are struggling right now, searching through the darkness for that light at the end of the tunnel. Times might be tough, but a handful of unexpected heroes are working hard — often in unexpected ways — to bring smiles back into people’s lives. Teddy Bear Scavenger Hunt - Have you noticed an unusual number of teddy bears sitting on display around your neighborhood? It might be more than...
May 15, 2020
Sleep is vital to every person’s health and wellbeing, but it’s especially important for children, whose brains and bodies are still developing. According to a -Healthline- report, an estimated 52% of the U.S. population aged 6 to 17 isn’t getting the recommended amount of sleep each night. Is your child or grandchild getting enough? Here’s how to tell and what to do about it if they aren’t. Research...
March 30, 2020
Raising a child in a sterile environment may be doing them more harm than good, scientists say. Not only does exposure to germs help develop a child’s immune system, but it may also reduce the child’s chances of getting childhood leukemia. How? According to a -recently published paper-, a sterile environment, followed by infections, can trigger acute lymphoblastic leukemia, also known as ALL, in children....
January 16, 2020
The moment we become parents for the first time - we unwittingly enter into one of the most vulnerable markets in the world. New parents are the stuff of marketers' dreams. We’ve been through a life transforming situation which primes us to believe everything else might need to transform too (our waistlines and our carpets certainly have). We have high stakes goals (we want our children to be Happy!...
January 21, 2019
I worked with a client whose son suddenly began displaying aggressive tendencies towards her and his younger siblings. She told me that they were going to hold her son back a year from kindergarten because when it comes time to play football in middle school, there’s a big difference in size between the kids who entered kindergarten at 5 and those who entered at 6. He had just started playing, so I...
June 25, 2018
Try as one can to protect a young child from terrifying images and vivid news stories about school shootings, the realities of these incidents will become the topic of conversation for children of all ages. A child of any age may get as much mis-information as actual factual information from peers: in some instances, the silence about school violence can scare a child as much as known facts. Some parents...
March 12, 2018
Kids may say the darndest things—but toddlers seem to have the market cornered on defiant expressions of opinion. Your once sweet—but inarticulate—baby turns into a fountain of “No!” Sometimes, it may sound as if your two-year-old doesn’t like you much anymore: “No.” “Go Away!” “Mine!” “Stop!” But toddlers aren’t looking to make you mad. They’re just not yet fully fluent—at 24 months they only have...
December 24, 2015
It’s a familiar scene. You’re out at a café at lunch and you see a child and what looks to be their parent sitting at a two-person table. The parent is scrolling through their phone endlessly, picking at their meal, making zero eye-contact with their kid, and the child is playing a mindless game on an iPad or tablet barely touching their food. I feel disheartened when I see a parent and child “spending...
April 15, 2015
I was throwing it right at you! Why didn’t you catch it? You’re supposed to catch the ball!” This was a typical experience for me in physical education – the most dreaded part of my school day. “Thanks a lot, Pavita! You made us lose!” The taunting would continue through the end of class, but it didn’t stop on the court or on the field. It followed me into the locker room, where I was teased for being...
April 13, 2015