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What To Do When Your Child Won’t Play Sports

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.

7 Tips for Healthy Grocery Shopping

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.

Stress and the Single Mother

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.

5 Ways to Encourage a ‘B’ or ‘C’ Student

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?

5 Tips for Talking With Your Kids About Puberty

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
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