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Why and How to Punish Children

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Kids and Sports Injuries

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Dad Hand-Me-Downs

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Written by Jane Nelsen, EdD; Joy Marchese, MA, CPDT, and Kristina Bill One problem with praise and rewards is that they work. Not only that; kids love both, and will often behave better to receive them. Yikes! But hang on, what are our children learning long-term? They are learning to “behave” well to receive validation …

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helping kids eat veggies

Po-tay-to, Po-tah-to Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH We all know that it’s important to eat our vegetables. Kids are growing and developing, so their bodies need good nutrition– the problem is, it’s really hard to get kids to eat their veggies. So hard, in fact, that results from a recent survey show that on any …

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Social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Tumblr are swarming around us. How can parents possibly keep up? With the amount of kids using smart phones, it’s nearly impossible to keep away. Instead of fighting it, use social media to your advantage! Here are a few tips and tricks to help use these …

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A modern approach to discipline Written by Angela Silva | Healthy Magazine The art of disciplining is a timeless challenge, as evidenced by the proverb from thousands of years ago: “train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Furthermore, child discipline sits on …

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Sports injuries are the second leading cause of emergency room visits for children and adolescents Written by Brooke Kittel Participation in youth sports is at an all-time high in the United States. The proliferation of club-type teams has opened the sporting arena to a much wider circle of kids than ever before.    According to …

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Dad Hand-Me-Downs

What every father needs pass on to his kids Written by Taylor Smith | Normally, when we talk about “hand-me-downs” we’re talking about something that we don’t really want but we get anyway. Like clothes. Or an old pair of shoes that “don’t fit your brother anymore” so now you have to wear them. …

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Latest Teen Health Trends

CDC releases a new report on U.S. teen health rates Written by Karli Moats |  The CDC is smiling today as they review the statistics of teen health behavior in the United States. Many behavior rates are hitting an all time low based on results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey which has been …

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Sideline Superheroes

How supporting your child’s athletics might not mean what you think it does Written by Michael Richardson| The championship game is over. The reporter holds the mic up to your son, the star of the game. “I owe it all to my mom,” he says, his words awakening an inexpressible sense of pride. Now …

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