Kids

Minds, Incorporated Offers Special Mindfulness Events for Parents and Teachers

Minds, Incorporated works with students, teachers and parents to teach mindfulness practices. There is ample evidence to show the benefits of a mindfulness practice for young people and those who work with young people on a regular basis. This fall, Minds Incorporated will be offering a six-week course on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for parents at Madison High ... Read More »

Early Puberty

The New Normal? by Kathleen Barnes 21st-century girls are reaching puberty at dramatically earlier ages than their mothers and grandmothers. Many American girls today are experiencing budding breasts and pubic hair before they are 7 years old, according to the government’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The threshold age has been steadily falling for decades, with the most dramatic ... Read More »

Enlightened Parenting

Tips for Raising Confident and Loving Kids by Meredith Montgomery Fueled by unconditional love, parenting with presence embraces all potential connections between parents and their children. Establishing Values Shelly Lefkoe, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul Guide to Effective Parenting, believes that children learn what we model as important values. In their Westport, Connecticut household,she tells her daughters, they should ... Read More »

Changing Epigenetic Expression

Empowering Parents to Make Their Children Turn Out Well by Dr. Chas Gant The bestselling book by Judith Rich Harris, The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do, has been published in at least 20 languages and was a 1999 Pulitzer Prize finalist. This landmark book challenges the assumption that parenting matters very much, as long as overt ... Read More »

10 Steps to Family Happiness

by Christine Carter Happier kids are more likely to become successful, accomplished adults. Looking at the science can show what works in raising naturally healthy, happy kids. Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First. How happy parents are dramatically affects how happy and successful their kids are. Build a Village. The breadth and depth of our positive relationships with other ... Read More »

Natural Remedies

Bring Smooth Sailing on Your Next Vacation by Dr. Ilana Seidel Are you looking forward to a vacation? A small amount of preparation in advance of summer travel plans can save time and help maintain health when away from home. Once a destination is selected, take a tour of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at CDC.gov/Travel/Destinations/List to ... Read More »

Helping Parents Support Children With Autism

Anne Maitrepierre Provides New Consulting Service Anne Maitrepierre has a very important teacher—her son. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of three, and since then, she has devoted her adult life to finding the best possible treatments and lifestyle choices that give him the opportunity to be healthy and to reach his potential. Armed with this knowledge, Maitrepierre ... Read More »

Why Your Little Ones May be Driving You Mad

Food Sensitivities and Children’s Behavior by Dr. Isabel Sharkar Believe it or not, what we feed our little ones may be the root cause of many disorders. Diet affects both our neurotransmitters and brain. Food is the building block that becomes our foundation. Food sensitivities may be the culprit to why your little ones are experiencing behavioral problems like attention deficit ... Read More »

Kid Cookery & Starter Recipes

They Love Healthy Food They Make Themselves by Judith Fertig In less than a generation, childhood obesity has risen substantially, most notably in the United States, according to the article “Child and Adolescent Obesity: Part of a Bigger Picture,” in a recent issue of The Lancet. The authors attest that modern culture’s promotion of junk food encourages weight gain and ... Read More »

Children and Pets

A Challenging but Joyful Combination by Daneille Areco Raising children and pets is not easy, but if you are up for the challenge, there are a few tips to consider. Parents and children should be involved on this decision. While all kinds of pets can bring a child pleasure, it is important to choose a pet that is right for ... Read More »