Category: family

Family

March 30th, 2020

With many states ordering families to stay inside except for essential needs, families will be spending a lot of time together.  So, today, the focus of my blog today is the importance of family. Family is the most important aspect of society.  Family is not only the basic societal building block, it also provides invaluable

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Giving Thanks During the Coronavirus

March 24th, 2020

During this time of unprecedented uncertainty throughout the world, it is important to remember that good things can come out of bad situations.  Although it is scary that schools and public areas are closed and those with health conditions have to take extra precautions, the world can take this time to remember that we achieve

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How to Talk to Your Children About the Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020

Your kids are hearing about coronavirus (COVID-19).   Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. While we don’t know where and to what extent the disease may spread here in the United States, we do know that it is contagious, that the severity of illness can vary from individual to individual, and

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Fight Childhood Obesity by Encouraging Your Child to Strength Train

February 24th, 2020

Encouraging young people to do strength-based exercises — such as squats, push-ups and lunges — could play a key role in tackling child obesity, research suggests. Taking part in exercises that cause muscles to contract, and strengthen muscles and bones, was found to reduce children’s body fat percentage.  The findings also suggests an increase in

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Homeschooling? Your Kids May Not Be Getting Enough Exercise

January 28th, 2020

Parents who homeschool their children may think putting them into organized sports and physical activities keeps them fit, but a study states that kids may need more physical activity.

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Belly Fat Can Lead to Brain Shrinkage

January 13th, 2020

Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage.

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The Importance of Family

December 23rd, 2019

Now that the Holidays are upon us, everywhere you go, you see happy families spending time together.  So, in honor of Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas and their celebration of family togetherness, the focus of my blog today is the importance of family. Family is the most important aspect of society.  Family is not only the

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Holiday Stress Busters for Parents of Children with Autism and Special Needs

December 17th, 2019

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Holiday Stress Busters for Parents of Children with Autism and Special Needs

December 17th, 2019

One of the happiest – and most stressful – times of the year is right around the corner. Although the Holidays are known as the time of the year when families get together to catch up, dine and tell one another how much they care for each other, the Holidays also bring cramped parking at

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Prediabetes is Rising for Adolescents and Young Adults

December 3rd, 2019

Nearly 25 percent of young adults and 1 in 5 adolescents in the United States have prediabetes, according to a study published Monday in the journal, JAMA Pediatrics. Prediabetes – a condition wherein blood sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough to warrant a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes – was estimated at 18% among

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