Many Americans, including many parents, believe cannabis – marijuana – to be a more benign alternative to other substances, causing few negative side effects and little harm to the body’s systems. But as research continues onto cannabis, we’re learning the truth – and it seems to be getting uglier.
Your kids are especially vulnerable to the psychological and emotional scars that can come from being blasted with pandemic news and misinformation all the time. Join me for some strategies and tactics to help them avoid the worst of it!
A hospital is a scary place for children. Even the hallways can leave them shaking. MRI scanners, though, represent a source of abject terror for most children. One man decided there had to be a better way – so he invented one by redesigning MRI’s to be more “kid-friendly.”
The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19 has taken over the news. For adults, the news is frightening. For children, it can be terrifying and may leave real scars. Parents can ease kids’ fears and help them cope with this pandemic, if they have the tools.
For parents, rewarding children with food can sometimes seem like an easy fix for behavioral challenges. Kids respond to delicious treats, after all. But is this a dangerous habit that threatens the health of children?
Massive tournament-ready facilities and public private partnerships have turned the youth sports industry into a multi-billion-dollar real estate development boom. Whether this serves the interest of the children playing the sports or serves the corporate shareholders involved remains to be seen.
Your kids just put in a great game! Win or lose, they went all out and worked their tails off. Now it’s time for a post-game snack! They earned it, right? It’s a tradition, after all. But is it a tradition that’s actually making your kids fatter and less healthy?
Every parent would like their preschoolers to eat more fruits and vegetables, especially vegetables. For many, if not most, it’s a constant battle that many don’t win. Is there a “secret weapon” for getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables?
Obesity – especially childhood obesity – is a hot topic in America. For many parents, it is a horrifying specter haunting their children as they grow. While many dietary plans may help them grow healthy, lean and strong, there’s one surefire way to make sure they become obese.
Children need adequate sleep in order to grow and develop physically. But is a lack of sleep causing mental health problems, including depression and behavior issues?