Kids Health

Potty Learning Readiness

Your child is well into his toddler years and you may be contemplating when the right time is to start potty training. This can be a difficult question to answer as no two children are the same and what may be the right time for one child may be completely inappropriate for another. Fortunately there […]

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder – What It Can Lead To [Infographic]

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Source: Help Your Teen Now.

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Childhood Obesity Facts and Stats

Trends in childhood obesity continue to increase every year. And if you think that it is only singling out one gender you’re wrong. The obesity epidemic is affecting both girls and boys and is occurring in all race and ethnic groups in the United States. And one of the worst parts about it is that […]

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Cutting Back on Salt For Kids

According to a recent study in the Journal of Human Hypertension, the average 4-year-old eats 2,400 milligrams of salt per day, double the recommended maximum amount. The study also found that kids that were eating the most salt also had the highest blood pressure. This was true even when other factors like obesity were factored […]

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Weather Changes Affect Children’s Behavior

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Fall weather can be unpredictable and changes in weather can alter children’s behavior. When my girls were school-aged, the topic of weather and our children’s behavior came up in my Parents Anonymous group. The facilitator said, “Any time there is a weather change you can expect the kids’ behavior to change.” Several teachers and daycare […]

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How The Playground Taught Us That There Isn’t An App For Everything

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As the technological landscape is constantly evolving, kids are also transitioning into different play options that are available to them; most of them leading inactive lifestyles. The 2014 U.S. Physical Activity Council reports that 80.2 million Americans aged six years above are physically inactive. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition facts further reports […]

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