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The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

According to a recent study, childcare settings can have a big impact on a child’s weight and activity level.  The study found that children in certain childcare settings are about one and a half times more [...]

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How physical education and academics can go hand in hand. Phys. Ed. and Academics It’s recommended that school-aged children and teens get sixty minutes of exercise each day. Considering that a good part of their day [...]

Eliminating Pesticides

Eliminating Pesticides

Why you’ll want to avoid the use of pesticides in your home. Eliminating Pesticides When summer comes, so come the bugs, and for many out comes the pesticides.  But pesticides are toxic and dangerous not just [...]

Sunscreen Safety

Sunscreen Safety

Just how safe is the sunscreen our children wear?  Sunscreen Safety While protecting our children from the sun is important, so is knowing what we are using to do so. Studies show that in some sunscreens [...]

Fear of Poor Health

Fear of Poor Health

Why kids can sometimes be afraid of doctors and illness. Kids & Health Anxieties Has your child started to tell you that she’s afraid of going to the doctor?  Or maybe afraid of getting sick?  Believe [...]

Headaches

Headaches

When should a child’s headache be seen by a doctor. Headaches It’s easy to feel worried when a child has a headache.  And headaches that worsen or occur frequently, are accompanied by vomiting, visual changes, or [...]

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

A recent study out of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has shown just how difficult it is to curb the TV viewing time of young children.  According to researchers, children who spend too much time [...]

Salt in Diets

Salt in Diets

How much salt in a child’s diet is too much? Salt in Diets Lately we’re hearing a lot about the fact that there is too much salt in our diets, with children averaging between 2000 and [...]

Daycare Food

Daycare Food

Why good day cares provide more than a fun and safe environment. Daycare Food When you’re a working parent with young children, daycare takes on a whole new meaning. It’s why spending several hours checking out [...]

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Middle school children who are fit have better grades than unfit children according to research out of Michigan State University. The researchers studied the link between how children  scored on standardized tests and the grades on [...]