What do you do when your teen brings home a “C” on a test or report card? Do you feel pressure to make sure your child is in on the honor roll and in all the “right” classes? Often times in parenting, especially through the teenage years, it is easy for parents to get overwhelmed […]
In the early years of life it may seem hard to bond or play with your baby. They are so little and fragile. While children in their first year, especially those first three months, are focused primarily on eating and growing, there is a lot of developing going on during this time. Babies are learning […]
Childhood obesity has been in the news a lot recently, as First Lady Michelle Obama takes it on as her signature issue. This is indeed a problem as we have seen a steady rise over the past years. Consider these stats from the Center for Disease Control: “Data from NHANES surveys (1976–1980 and 2003–2006) show that the […]
Many teens experiment with alcohol in their high school and early college years. However, when teens experiment, often they engage in more risky drinking behaviors, most notably binge drinking– drinking 5 or more drinks in a short period of time. A recent study found that binge drinking could be affecting the teenage brain in ways […]
Research shows that family meals are almost magical. Almost every benefit you could want for your child and your family has been shown to be related to the simple act of sitting down without the TV and eating a meal together.
Here are some additional resources as we start the new school year from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)… The National Association of School Psychologists has a free tip sheet for parents as their children return to school. Find it here: http://www.nasponline.org/resources/home_school/b2shandout.aspx Mental Health America (formerly the National Mental Health Association) also has some […]