7 Exercise Ideas to Keep Your Kids Active This Winter

BY: CHRISTOPHER KIST, MS, HFS, CPT We’re all aware that regular physical activity is important and has many health benefits. But even some very active kids have a difficult time keeping the exercise going during the winter months. We get it – it’s cold, it’s dark...

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How to Plan a Balanced Thanksgiving Meal for Picky Eaters

Thanksgiving—a holiday full of elaborate food traditions—can be extra challenging for parents of picky eaters. Who wants a holiday dinner turned into a battle zone filled with whispered bargaining? Fortunately, with a little planning, you can create a balanced...

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12 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude

By: Kathleen Berchelmann, MD, FAAP Tired of bickering, jealousy, and selfishness? Kids are naturally materialistic and self-serving– but the good news is that gratitude can be taught. And from gratitude flows joy. Tricks for Teaching Children Gratitude and Creating a...

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Tips for Feeding Picky Eaters

Eating a variety of healthy foods is important for your child health. But, it's not always easy to get kids to try new and different foods―and sometimes, it can be downright frustrating. The good news is there's a lot you can do to help your child get comfortable...

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Food and Media: Not a Healthy Mix

Media are an important part of our lives—from computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones that let us learn, communicate, and create, to movies and TV—and movies streamed on smart TVs that entertain and inspire us. But, not everything we see, hear, and learn about on...

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Halloween Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help them have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Feel free to excerpt these tips or use them in their entirety for any print or broadcast story, with acknowledgment...

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Recipe – Apple Chips

3 to 4 crisp, ripe organic apples 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon granulated sweetener of your choice (optional) Slice off the top, stem side, of the apple and then slice the apple into thin rounds, somewhere between 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick. A mandoline slicer...

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Children and Music: Benefits of Music in Child Development

Singing and music play an important role in our culture. You'll find music present in many aspects of our lives: theater, television, movies, worship, holidays, celebrations, and government and military ceremonies. At home, music can become part of our family culture...

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Naps May Enhance ‘Emotional Memory’ in Children

To create and recall firm memories about an emotional situation, otherwise known as "emotional memory," children need a lengthy nap plus quality sleep the next night, new research suggests. It's possible that the combination of such sleep also helps children settle...

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Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing car seats

By Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN Updated 10:38 PM ET, Thu August 30, 2018 Children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they reach the height or weight limit for the seat, according to updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This changes the...

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