In the summer of 2009 my daughter joined the YMCA co-ed soccer league. One of her teammates was a boy named Hayden. Hayden’s mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles all gathered every Saturday morning, decked out in burnt orange, to cheer Hayden on. But Hayden hated soccer.
The foods you eat will contribute more (or less) to your mental health, job performance, energy, disease, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stress, sleep, behavior in kids, academic performance, self-esteem and overall happiness than any other aspect of your life.
Body image is an important topic that many teenage girls (and boys) struggle with.
Parenting is the hardest job in the world, and if you are doing it solo—that is, if you are a single mom (or single dad,) then you are really working hard. Here are a few tips for keeping your sanity, and in the process role modeling healthy behaviors for your children.
Our education system focuses on academics: math, science, English and history. This is great for the 15% of kids who are academically gifted. But what about the other 85% of kids whose strengths are not academics – but athletics, art, music, choir, creative writing, social skills or foreign language?
Parents sometimes think that they can wait for the “Big Talk” about puberty and sex until their children are 12 or older. Experts say that’s not the healthy choice. Children learn the information better, and ultimately make healthier choices when their parents start early talking about these topics
Parents who learn how to “translate” teenage behavior will be able to understand and respond in ways that are more effective and more loving.
Are you sleep-deprived? Sleep Expert Rebecca Michi shares what a significant impact sleep-deprivation has on our mental health and weight gain.