RSSArchive for September, 2009

Dog, Cat, Gerbil? Help Your Tween Decide Which Pet They Can Bond With And Care For

Dog, Cat, Gerbil? Help Your Tween Decide Which Pet They Can Bond With And Care For

Tweens are unique creatures all to themselves. This is a hard time for most of them. They aren’t quite a little one anymore, but they aren’t teenagers yet. When it comes to choosing a pet for your tween, there are some things that should be considered. Here are some tips to help you out! Teaching […]

Tips To Choose First Books For Your Child

Tips To Choose First Books For Your Child

The first books that you buy for your child reading should be simple, colorful and above all sturdy. Understand that the first enjoyment that a child will get from a book is tactile, then visual and later the pleasure of a good story. Give a child a book when he or she has just started […]

Doctor Or Lawyer? Help Your Teenager Determine Which Career Choice Is Best For Them

Doctor Or Lawyer? Help Your Teenager Determine Which Career Choice Is Best For Them

By the time your child gets to high school, you may start hearing about what they want to do with the rest of their life. However, some teens will tell you they have no idea what career they want. As a parent, you want your teen to be focused on the future, but at what […]

The Internet: When Can You Introduce To Your Child?

The Internet: When Can You Introduce To Your Child?

You can start your child off onto the wonders of the internet as soon as he or she is old enough to read a bit and is able to effectively use the basics of the computer. Yes there are many safety concerns about what is out there, however, before starting, you can put in place […]

Childhood Obesity: What Can You Do To Help Your Children Maintain A Healthy Weight

Childhood Obesity: What Can You Do To Help Your Children Maintain A Healthy Weight

Unfortunately, society has made it very easy for childhood obesity to become a common problem. With video games, computers, and television, children do not get enough exercise. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported that in 2006 there were 13 percent of all high school students obese. The definition of obese for the CDC was […]

Kids With More Visceral Fat At Risk For Heart Disease

Kids With More Visceral Fat At Risk For Heart Disease

Recent research says that children with more visceral fat are at higher risk of developing heart diseases. It was already proved in earlier studies that increased waist circumference is associated with cardiovascular risks in adults. Dr. Reda Bassali, an associate professor of pediatrics in the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and his team, […]

When To Start Reading To Your Child?

When To Start Reading To Your Child?

We all know how important it is to read to your child, because when you read to your child, brain cells in your child’s brain form a new connection and have several other benefits including increasing bonding between parents and children. [child reading] So when should you start reading to your child? Some say start […]

Parents' Work Conditions Affect Family Food Choices

Parents’ Work Conditions Affect Family Food Choices

A new study in Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior suggest that parents’ work schedule affect how they feed their family. Since most of parents are employed, it was found that there are competing demands on their time that can compromise food choices for themselves and also for the family as well. Carol M. Devine, […]

Prevention Program Curbs Substance Abuse In Teens

Prevention Program Curbs Substance Abuse In Teens

A new study found that university designed prevention program successfully reduced delinquent behavior and substance abuse among teens. According to the findings in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Care prevention systems employed in dozen small mid-size towns in seven states, reduced alcohol use in teens by almost a quarter. Binge drinking was nearly slashed […]

Clean Plate Policy: Not Always The Best Policy

Clean Plate Policy: Not Always The Best Policy

In many homes, parents enforce a Clean Plate Policy, meaning that what is on your plate has to be finished, there is to be no wasting of food. It is an extension of the premise: Waste not Want not. Fair enough at one level, that you are teaching your children the value of food because […]