5 Easy Food Swaps for Healthier Meals

Healthy eating is a hot topic today, yet many of us are still struggling. Thinking you need to make drastic changes all at once will lead to giving up.  Rather start with these 5 food swaps to get your family started on eating healthier plan without the constant battle to eat better. As parents, our […]

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Why Kids Need To Develop Critical Thinking Skills

In today’s technological and rapidly changing world, children need to be able to assimilate data and demonstrate critical thinking skills versus repeating a list of facts from memorization. Children need to be thinking for themselves and asking the what now follow up question; these skills are what employers today and tomorrow are looking for.  The […]

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Is Too Much Screen Time Bad for Speech and Language Development?

This is the 2nd article in the series “The Impact of Technology on Childhood Development.” If you missed the 1st article covered the Hidden Hazards of Blue Light and Digital Devices on Kids Eyes. My friends 3 and a half year old was showing signs of delayed speech development. As parents, they did what any […]

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The Most Dangerous Parenting Practice – The Overprotected Kid

Let’s take a trip down memory lane. Remember being in junior high and high school when all the cool kids had the ability to spread their wings and go out where and whenever they wanted? I never understood why my mom had to control my life to the extent that she did. I wasn’t allowed […]

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90+ Fun Activities To Do at Home With Kids!

  Kids are bored and getting on your nerves, they need something to do! Here are over 90 fun activities that cost nothing that are entertaining and engaging activities to beat away the boredom. Parents can challenge their kids to do one activity every day all summer long and on rainy days.  It’s a great […]

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The Hidden Hazards of Digital Devices and Blue Light on Kid’s Eyes

Imagine it’s 2035 and you get a call from your son who proceeds to inform you that, at the young age of 32, he’s going blind as a result of macular degeneration. Your immediate thought is how is this possible? Macular degeneration is a disease of the old. It is not a disease for young, […]

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19 Manners Kids Should Know By Age 7

Manners are behavior based on respect that is still the ultimate goal in all civil societies. Sadly, American adults are exhibiting less civility toward one another, and children are following suit with teachers and peers. We’ve all seen THOSE kids? You know the ones… the kids who are acting wild in public, while their parents stand […]

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6 Benefits of Roughhousing

How many times have we all heard a mom say “No wrestling, guys.” “We don’t want anyone to get hurt.” As I kid, I remember roughhousing with my dad in the living room with my siblings we would jump all over him, giggling non-stop. Then we would play nerf football, much to my mom’s displeasure. As […]

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How does watching TV really affect children?

How does watching TV really affect children? For most kids, it is hard to avoid television; others in the house are usually tuned into TV, siblings, and parents. In many homes today, the television is perpetually “on,” even without anyone watching. TV is commonly used as a substitute babysitter by parents and caregivers. Thinking they can make […]

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Play Improves Brain Function At All Ages!

A recent study reported in the journal NeuroImage, suggest that greater cardiorespiratory fitness relates to stronger brain connections and likely improves long-term brain function as we age. Specifically the strength of connections between different regions of the brain — vary with fitness level in older adults. The study confirms what many of us believe; play […]

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Lack of Play Leads To Depression

Play is one of the most valuable gifts we can give our kids, both as a family and on their own. As parents, we need to encourage play.  Play is necessary for healthy brain development. Kids that don’t play may end up depressed and with other health issues. Finding time to play with kids can […]

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The Role of Play in Development and Public Policy

Many government leaders, certain charitable foundations and other do not realize the benefit of play and have unintentionally relegated play as unnecessary in public policy. The role of play in kids development and public policy can not be understated. The government establishes guidelines that schools across the nation implement and these guidelines can have an […]

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You Can Not Out Run A Bad Diet

Regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and some cancers by at least 30%. However, you cannot outrun a bad diet. You Can Not Out Run A Bad Diet July 12th, 2017Meredtih Kessler

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5 Critical Life Skills Play Teaches our Kids?

What Does Play Teach our Kids? Play is the underpinning for all learning for children and giving your child the time, and a few basic toys that are not driven by TV programs or movies, such as blocks, stuffed animals and similar can provide them with a variety of valuable learning opportunities. What Does Play […]

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Lead To An Early Grave

Replacing soft drinks with fruit juice and smoothies, as the new healthy beverage, may be doing you more harm than good. High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Lead To An Early Grave July 12th, 2017Staff

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Do Video Games Hurt or Improve Kids Learning Abilities?

The media and some experts quickly blame playing violent video games as the reason why some young people become violent or commit extreme anti-social behavior. However before anyone can validate this reasoning, much more research is needed. Bottom line, it comes down to ethics and what we teach our children is acceptable behavior. Many researchers, […]

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The Role of Play and Developing Fine Motor Skills

With the advent and rapid adoption of the iPad and overall tablet technology, kids are not developing fine motor skills. Today, many arrive at school without enough hand strength and coordination to use scissors or hold a pencil correctly. In fact, only about half can hold a pencil correctly, versus the fisted approach they should […]

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Mom, I’m bored….

“Mom, I’m bored! I can’t find anything to do.” While these words might be a commonality these days, parents of a generation or two ago would likely have answered the complaint with “Go find something to do or Go out and play.” Today’s parents often change the answer to “Well, Dinosaur Train is on Netflix […]

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Play an Important Skill for Entrepreneurs

Play is one of the most important skills for an entrepreneur to engage in regularly Play can increase creativity, reduce stress, therefore, increasing overall performance with improving your overall mood and productivity level. The act of playing as you did as a child could be the difference between failure and success. Research clearly shows know […]

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The Explosive Growth Rate Of A Child’s Brain

Your child’s brain grows at an explosive rate during the first three years of their life. Long-term effects of early stress, poverty, neglect, and maltreatment are a well documented negative impact on the development of a child’s brain. Understanding the brain development has shown us how important children’s earliest experiences are for their well-being. Play […]

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