Posts Tagged: childcare

Preventing Picky Eaters

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Finicky eaters are a huge frustration to parents in the early years. Your approach to eating and food choices will set the tone for years to come. Mom Nicole Koenig knows all too well the pitfalls of picky eaters. Mealtime meltdowns are a regular occurrence with her son, Albert, now 5, and have been for… Read more »

For Childhood’s Sake: Bring Back Play!

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If you’re not limiting your children’s gaming and other screen time, Moms and Dads, you should be: Studies and statistics show that the culture of play in the United States is vanishing, and that’s not a healthy thing for kids. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation in 2010, children spent seven hours and 38 minutes… Read more »

Home Safe home

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Indoors or out – keep up with child safety at your house! Indoors Children are a wonderful part of life. Their day-to-day life is an adventure. These grand experiences are always fun, but there are those moments when parenthood gets tough. Your baby is learning how to crawl or your toddler is testing his strength…. Read more »

National Nutrition Month: Veggie Up!

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Do you and your children eat enough fruits and veggies?  Find out at the Centers for Disease Control’s website, fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov.  The site offers interactive tools to help you determine how many fruits and veggies you and your family need each day. You can also build a typical breakfast, lunch or dinner at “Analyze My Plate”… Read more »

Energy Drinks & Kids Just Say “No”

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We’ve written here before about the negative mix of energy drinks and kids – do kids REALLY need all that sugar and caffeine?  Now there’s more reason for concern.  The popular highly-caffeinated drinks are especially risky for kids with heart abnormalities, diabetes, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or other emotional problems, say authors of a study that… Read more »

Colic: Probiotics For Babies?

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Could a higher level of tummy-friendly bacteria make a difference to a colicky baby?  In two separate studies involving babies with colic (one study done in 2007, the other in 2010) some breastfed infants were given simethicone, a medication that reduces gas; other infants were given a supplement containing L. reuteri, one of the beneficial… Read more »

Growing a Family Garden

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As you head out to your yard this spring, take your children along. Growing little gardeners is surprisingly easy and satisfying for all involved! Whether your garden consists of simple pots or an entire plot for farming is not the issue. Family togetherness and enjoying the spring outdoors is! As winter gave into spring when… Read more »

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