Habits That Will Strengthen Your Parent-Child Bond

Like any relationship, the bond between a parent and child can be made stronger with some habits that can be easily incorporated into your everyday routines.   Eating Together An impressive body of research has shown a link between regular meals with kids and an increased likelihood of positive developmental benefits such as better health and[…]

How a Digital Detox Could Improve Your Child’s Behavior Problems

You can’t avoid screens in today’s world. There are TVs in waiting rooms, tablets in schools, and smartphones in most people’s pockets. As technology continues to emerge, and screens have become integrated into everyday life, some families have had trouble deciding how much time to allow kids to play on their electronics.   Even the[…]

The Importance of Work-Life Balance and Overcoming Work Addiction

Although not a formally recognized addiction, workaholics struggle with balance   Work-life balance is something we aspire to but rarely achieve. This is particularly the case for people who work too much, including workaholics, or people who are addicted to work. Workaholism or work addiction was first used to describe an uncontrollable need to work constantly.[…]

Strategies to Limit Your Teen’s Screen Time

Without adult guidance, most teenagers would spend almost all of their waking hours behind a screen. Whether they’re texting on their smartphones, or they’re watching videos on their laptops, their electronics use can easily get out of control. If your child says “everyone is doing it,” he may be correct. But that doesn’t mean there[…]

Avoid Added Sugars in Your Diet

When diet and nutrition experts talk about sugary foods, we mean foods that contain lots of added sugar, which is any type of calorie sweetener that’s added to foods. Regular soft drinks sweetened with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup are sugary beverages. Soda, lemonade, sweetened iced tea, fruit drinks, and many sports drinks and energy drinks[…]

Keeping Children Safe at the Beach or Pool

Even if kids have had swim lessons, parents must still supervise them in the water.   With swim season getting underway, parents may think that making sure their kids have swim lessons will make them water-safe.   But experts say that’s not enough.   Dr. Linda Quan, a professor of pediatrics at the University of[…]