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Rules and Rebellion with Teens

Many parents’ first instinct when a child reaches her teens is to clamp down on the rules. Suddenly, we want to run background checks on all her friends, accompany her on every trip to the mall, and listen in on her phone calls. But far from keeping a teen safe, turning up the Strict Meter only drives behavior underground. Stuff is still going on – you just no longer see it.

How To Trust a Child

To raise children ready for the challenges of the 21st century, we must let go of what was right for us and trust that what is right for our children may be quite different. Our job is to trust, and therefore raise, our children’s capabilities, competence and resiliency so they grow strong and flexible in […]

How To Set Your Child Up For School Success

With a new school year coming soon, it’s time to think about helping our children be as successful as they can be. That includes resisting the temptation either to push children beyond their means so they fear never meeting up to expectations or to neglect staying involved so they feel unimportant. In other words, it […]

A healthy sack lunch vs. an unhealthy sack lunch

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.

Warnings About School Cafeteria Food

Cheryl Forberg, nutritionist for the hit reality show "The Biggest Loser", discusses with Kate Raidt why school cafeteria food is typically unhealthy, certain foods to avoid in school cafeterias and how to pack a healthy sack lunch for your child.
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