It’s an age old question, that of which can never fully be answered: does nature rule our lives, or does nurture play a bigger role? It seems that research and anecdotal evidence confirm that while nurture certainly plays an important role and has influence in who we become, there is just no escaping nature. As […]
Kids who “turn to drugs,” as the phrase goes, don’t do it to be delinquent or even to experience the high or buzz. The first time is more social or experimental. And once kids are past the first time, the second time is easy. That’s why using is such a risky business.
It’s not just your imagination. Teen suicide rates are rising at alarming rates. The suicide rate for white children and teens between 10 and 17 was up 70% between 2006 and 2016, the latest data analysis available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although black children and teens kill themselves less often than white youth do, the rate of increase was […]
Everyone is familiar with the term ADHD. Unfortunately, the term is thrown around too frequently and inaccurately. As a result, we are quick to label any child with behavior problems as having ADHD, which is not always true. And in order for children to get the appropriate tools and services to help them, they need […]
Here are 10 things parents can do to help their children to develop (or strengthen) a positive self-concept.
Are you sleep-deprived? Sleep Expert Rebecca Michi shares what a significant impact sleep-deprivation has on our mental health and weight gain.
Many parents pack sack lunches for their children to avoid unhealthy cafeteria food. But many traditional sack lunches are just as unhealthy as cafeteria food. Nutritionist for the hit TV show "The Biggest Loser", Cheryl Forberg, shares how to pack a healthy sack lunch for your child.