Archive for 'Tween'

Snacks and Junk Food

Snacks and Junk Food

A look at the good, the bad and the ugly of snacks and junk food. Snacks and Junk Food According to  recent study just 3% of Canadian kids were considered obese back in 1979.  Now that [...]

Strep/Sore Throats

Strep/Sore Throats

 When does your child’s sore throat need to be seen by a doctor. Sore Throats  Most sore throats are of little concern and they run their course after a day or so. But strep throat can be [...]

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Negative sibling relationship are strongly linked to aggressive, anti-social behavior and even delinquency and substance abuse later in life, according to research out of the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development.   However, improving [...]

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

 How to keep our little ghosts and goblins out of harms way. If there is one holiday all children seem to love, it’s Halloween, and no wonder. Halloween has just the right mix of spooky fun, [...]

The Importance of Family Mealtime

The Importance of Family Mealtime

Sitting down for a family meal provides more than just good nutrition. It can provide real quality time for the entire household. When it comes to our children’s nutrition, we usually think more about what our [...]

Tweens, Teens & Social Media

Tweens, Teens & Social Media

Why Facebook and other social media is so important to tweens and teens. The Culture of Technology If you want to make life tough on your child, just ban them from using social media.  For kids, [...]

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 [...]

Music Education on a Budget

Music Education on a Budget

How to find kids music lessons on a budget. Music Education Over the years there have been a lot of studies showing that music lessons can improve a child’s math skills. More important though, is that [...]

Tips for Going to Middle School or High School

Tips for Going to Middle School or High School

The middle school and high school years can be filled with all sorts of bumps along the way. But there are ways to help make the move out of elementary school a little easier for your [...]

Making Your Child’s Lunch Food Safe

Making Your Child’s Lunch Food Safe

How to pack a school lunch for your child that’s food safe. Safe Lunches Lunchtime is a crucial meal for kids, carrying them through the rest of their busy day. So it’s important to not only [...]