Category: parenting

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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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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Anxiety

Suffering in Silence with Anxiety

February 6th, 2020

Today, I am proud to showcase a guest article from a community partner of Fitness for Health. Dr. Carey Heller, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and founding partner at The Heller Psychology Group, LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD/executive function issues and co-occurring disorders including anxiety. Thank you,

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Choosing a Summer Program for Your Child with Special Needs

February 3rd, 2020

It is never too early to begin researching summer programs for your child with special needs. Since all children are different, summer program experiences can vary.  And, choosing a summer  program for your child with special needs can seem overwhelming. Summer program options are as plentiful and unique as your child’s interests and abilities.  So,

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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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Thirteen New Year’s Resolutions Every Special Needs Parent Should Make

December 31st, 2019

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article that was originally published in 2016. Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? Don’t fret. You have 363 days left to accomplish your goals. If you are the parent of a child with special needs, try these great family-oriented resolutions to make your life

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10 Benefits to Look for When Searching for an Accessible College Campus

December 11th, 2019

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from Aimee Laurence, an editor at Write My Papers and Custom Essay.  She shares her insights on special needs, occupational therapy, and college life. She is passionate about getting equal opportunities for all and improving the educational system. Aimee also works as a freelance editor for the site Economic

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Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks

November 25th, 2019

Everyone looks forward to Thanksgiving and the holidays for its wonderful food, family get-togethers and exciting football games.  Thanksgiving and the holidays are also a time to reflect on the previous year(s) and to be grateful for the people who have bettered our lives. Today’s blog will focus on why I am thankful this year.

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Gut Health Affects Childhood Obesity

November 19th, 2019

Obesity Reviews by scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Health suggests that gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play a key role in childhood obesity. "The medical community used to think that obesity was a result of consuming too many calories.