Tagged as Parenting

Science indicates that breastfeeding is healthy for babies (and their moms). From breast cancer risk reduction for mom to a thriving infant, breastfeeding is a great way to promote health. But as it turns out, there may be -additional- benefits when a -nursing mother- does one additional thing: exercise! Here's why. Exercise and Breast Milk Quality - When mothers exercise during pregnancy, -they help...
July 2, 2021
We all want the kids around us to be healthy and to have the best chance at growing up with great habits. But there are lots of kids who struggle with vegetables and other healthy habits. So what can we do? - Kids are fantastic mimics. Because of that, the adults around them have the best opportunity to create these healthy habits for the young people who are depending on them. The fact is that healthy...
June 17, 2021
For a mother, there is no better feeling on the planet than holding her newborn. It’s a sweet and precious time, but there’s new research that may show just how critical those first few moments are to babies’ long-term wellbeing. New data may actually reveal a medical link between first breaths and sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. Data from this research might help detect SIDS before it happens....
June 4, 2021
Here’s a secret to extending your life: Don’t argue or fight with your spouse, children, or friends. A number of research studies establish that your relationships are as important as your diet and your exercise for extending your life. Every time you argue with your kids, you are traumatizing them and shortening your own life. Researchers found that stresses related to excess demands, conflicts, and...
January 13, 2021
Most of us can, medical professionals included, agree that breastfeeding is generally the best option for babies. Obviously, some of us need to use other options for any one of a number of reasons that make -breastfeeding difficult. And no one should ever feel ashamed of not breastfeeding. But there are health benefits to breastfeeding that are hard to ignore and one that was recently discovered which...
August 17, 2020
In my practice as a parenting and child behavior specialist I have discovered that parents are attracted to -Connective Parenting- because it makes sense. Its foundation is in relationship. Its approach is raising truly responsible, respectful human beings without punishment or blame. As with all endeavors, connected parents make mistakes... In my experience, here are the top 5: - 1. Not being firm...
July 28, 2020
Perception is reality. From the first time we open our eyes, our experiences of the world and those around us help to shape our view of the world. The ability to perceive faces begins in infancy for most people and drives our development in a certain direction with most of us being drawn to specific types of features from a young age. Even as infants, we’re hard-wired to seek out safe faces, which...
July 6, 2020
Autism can be challenging for parents and children alike. In some cases there may be communication barriers, atypical behavior and other roadblocks that can make daily life more complicated. Some symptoms may make even mundane tasks like going to the store or playing a boardgame potentially more involved. Everyone is different, so what works for one family might not be as effective for others, but...
January 3, 2020
With the divorce rate around 45% it's no surprise that many couples want to do everything they can to strengthen their marriage. The problem is that many couples believe certain myths about their marriages and spend time trying to correct the wrong things. Our time is very valuable, imagine wasting it trying to fix things that don't need fixing? - Below are 5 of the most popular myths concerning marriage...
November 25, 2019
Trick or treat! This Halloween, when those cute little witches, ghosts, superheroes and princesses come knocking, give them a real treat. Forget the candy — instead, hand out a treat they can enjoy without harm to their health. Think of what you’re giving those sweet little faces when you hand out sugar-laden sweets of every kind. Candy is the tradition, but childhood diets lay the foundation for health...
October 31, 2019