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Does My Gifted Child Have an Emotional or Social Disorder?

I recently went to a parent teacher conference for my six-year-old son, Cade. His teacher expressed her concern that Cade was having trouble socializing with his peers. She seemed very pleased with his intellectual ability but was very concerned about his social and even emotional skills. I was not entirely surprised to hear this since […]

Disability and Your Child: How To Encourage Physical Activity

Living with physical disability can be challenging in all kinds of ways, but perhaps one of the most disheartening things new parents in particular can think is that their child will never be able to enjoy physical activity. This is simply not the case and physical handicaps are no barrier to a child enjoying all […]

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3 Tips to Preventing Obesity in Kids

Whether we would like to admit it or not, obesity rates among Americans today stands at a whopping 33%. Furthermore, two out of every three Americans are overweight. These rates have been climbing up steadily over the last several years, and are showing no signs of slowing down. Parents are making progressively more unhealthy food […]

Silence A Snorer!

A common scenario played out in many households across the country each night is disrupted sleep patterns due to snoring. Unfortunately, snoring not only disrupts the sleep of the person who snores but also of those around them and in particular the person who may share a bed with them. Snoring has been found to […]

Exercise Ideas for Children

With spring just on the horizon, there is no better time to start encouraging your child to get active and get fit. Whether your child prefers indoor or outdoor sports, there are plenty of activities for your child to get involved in this spring. With health experts becoming increasingly concerned about the number of children […]

3 Healthy Food Ideas for Kid's Lunches

Kids may not readily believe it, but the lunches they make and take to school can be nutritious and fun. These simple tips will help your children stay healthy while enjoying their lunches during each school day. Ideal Ingredients for a Healthy Lunch Tweet Guest Author

Holden’s Story and Childhood Cancer

Wendy Harless knew something was wrong with her two-year-old son. He kept complaining about his back hurting. Doctors told her that he was just fine, but they kept running tests on him. For three months, the process continued. She and her husband would take Holden in for a new test, they would bring him home […]

A New Parent’s Guide to Common Respiratory Infections in Infants

Your new baby is at home for the first time, and you have placed every possible safety precaution ever invented in her room.  Nevertheless, you still can’t help but go and check on her once every five minutes.  After all, your baby is a fragile being, and her physical wellbeing is a very delicate thing.  […]

How to Establish Bedtime Routines for Children

One of the most endearing things about a child is their ability to live each moment to its fullest becoming totally immersed in whatever it is that has captured their attention at any given time. This same special quality can also make bedtime frustrating as some children have a great difficulty to put aside the […]