Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

When it comes to children’s health, it’s never too early to encourage healthy lifestyle habits. According to national surveys, the percentage of children with obesity in the U.S. has more than tripled since the 1970s. Today, almost one in ten 2- to 5-year-olds are obese and about one in five school-aged children (ages 6-19) are obese. But, there are steps we can all take to help change those statistics. (more…)

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How to Beat Back to School Stress

Back to School time is extremely hectic, not just for kids, but for parents too. It requires a transition from laid-back, easy-going schedules to regimented structure and lots and lots of activities. It’s no wonder that 55% of parents are stressed out about the back to school season. I certainly am no exception. I dread the hectic back-to-school pace, but there are a few things that help me make the transition less stressful. Hopefully these tips can help you and your family make the return to school a little less crazy too. (more…)

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Getting Ready to Send Your Child to College

Anyone who has ridden a rollercoaster can distinctly recall the “click, click, click” sound as the car climbs to the top of the first and largest incline. Instinctively, the rider knows they are about to defy the laws of gravity for few a seconds of sheer terror and exhilaration bundled into one sensation. Riding that rollercoaster is a lot like preparing to send your child off to college for the first time. (more…)

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