Thank you Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for sponsoring this post. Learn more about how you can prevent underage drinking at KnowWhenKnowHow.org. With one in three kids trying alcohol before age 8 (and no, that’s not a typo), talking to your kids about underage drinking is definitely a conversation that can’t wait until the teen years. In fact, kids are more … [Read more...]
Keeping kids healthy is a full-time job! Between illnesses, childhood obesity, and just making sure they get enough activity each day, you have your hands full. We're here to help! Check out our extensive section on combating childhood obesity, tips for keeping your kids healthy all year long, and information on growth and development.
This post is sponsored by Bayer®. To make sure Bayer® products are right for you, always read and follow the label. After the excitement and buzz of the holiday and New Year’s celebrations, it’s easy to start feeling the blahs. Short days and dreadful weather can really zap your energy. Everyone has their own way of uplifting themselves, and here are some things I … [Read more...]
Do you know what to avoid with braces? Check out five types of food that are totally off limits while you’re waiting for your pearly whites to straighten! Congratulations – you have (or are getting) braces! Seems crazy to congratulate someone on something that many people would rather avoid, but as a 20-year braces graduate, I am still thankful that I had the … [Read more...]
Is there a difference between ADHD in girls and boys? Find out how it affects your daughter and how best to help her cope! When I was a kid, not many of my classmates were diagnosed with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). Those few classmates I knew who had ADHD were boys, and for years, I was under the impression that ADHD was not a condition that affected … [Read more...]
Do you know how to stop the signs of mental illness in your child? While we hope our kids never have to deal with that, it’s important to be aware. There’s a popular myth that childhood is a golden, carefree time when everything is easy, but somewhere inside us, most of us know that this is not true. From school bullying to family problems to a lack of safe places to … [Read more...]