“Depression is preventable in that we can make a difference and we can mitigate some of the negative effects by intervening earlier with kids.”
Health, Wellness, & Safety
Just a couple of weeks ago, I saw on social media that in my area, a teenager had just taken his own life. While in the past, this would have been just another story about a stranger that doesn’t have any effect on my life, this time (and many others lately), have really struck a […]
Girls are bombarded with images of stick-thin beauties, unrealistically proportioned dolls, early dieting advice, and popular media that equate thinness and physical beauty with worth. Although boys are endangered by obesity too, they are not so endangered as girls are by unrealistic expectations.
Kids who are frequently overscheduled may be directed to caffeine-laced drinks to help them get through a busy day and to stay awake through a mountain of homework. Mom and Dad may be the ones directing kids to use caffeine, even buying caffeine drinks they think the kids will enjoy.
Take back the joy and happiness of parenting by remembering what and why you signed up for this in the first place. Here are some guidelines to help you: