Archive for 'Early School'

Healthy Eating for Families and Sodium

Healthy Eating for Families and Sodium

How to help your kids reduce their salt intake. Healthy Eating for Families and Sodium So, how much sodium do you think your children eat? Most children need 1000 to 1500 mg of sodium a day, [...]

Safety Tips for Backyard Pools

Safety Tips for Backyard Pools

How to keep your children safe and sound around a backyard pool. Pool Safety Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury related deaths in North America. And if you have a backyard pool, the [...]

Lashing Out

Lashing Out

What to do when your child lashes out at you. Lashing Out When kids are angry or down, they’ll often lash out at mom or dad.  After all, it feels safe to get angry with someone [...]

Strong Willed Behavior

Strong Willed Behavior

How to make the most out of your strong willed child’s behavior. Strong Willed Behavior Is your child strong-willed? Strong willed children are often persistent and independent and these are great characteristics.  On the flip side, [...]

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

What to do when your kids fight with one another? Sibling Rivalry Sibling rivalry just seems to go with the territory of having more than one child.  But how we handle it as parents can mean [...]

Lying

Lying

What should you do if you catch your child in a lie? Lying So you caught your child in a lie. The reality is all kids have, or will at some point, lie, but getting caught [...]

Vacations Plans and Divorce

Vacations Plans and Divorce

Balancing the summer school break when divorce is part of your family. Vacations and Divorce Summer time can create special challenges for families where divorce is part of the picture. For children with two parents in [...]

Overnight Camp Readiness

Overnight Camp Readiness

The signs that your child is ready and raring to got to overnight camp. Overnight Camp Readiness Are you thinking that this summer you’re going to send your child off to an overnight camp for a [...]

Fast Food Affects Kids’ Immune System

Fast Food Affects Kids’ Immune System

A recent European study of nearly a half a million children in 50 countries has concluded that fast food consumed by children three or more times a week impairs immune function, increasing the risk of asthma [...]

Playground Safety

Playground Safety

 Is your neighborhood playground a safe one? Playground Safety You’d think that a playgrounds would be one of the safest places for children to play.  The reality is that over 200,000 children are injured in playground [...]