5 Tips For Helping Your Child Fall Asleep

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Bedtime: it can either go by like a dream, or feel like a nightmare. Kids will be kids, and while sometimes they are out as soon as their heads hit the pillow, every parent can name plenty of nights spent trying to convince their child to just go to sleep!

When the time comes to put your child to bed, try some of these tricks to make bedtime a breeze!

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Time to Re-Think Dessert! Fantastically Fruity Frozen Yogurt

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Move over, ice cream! It’s time for a healthier frozen dessert that is totally customizable, totally delicious and will totally be a family favorite!

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Keep Your Family Flu-Free This Season

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December may have passed, but the time of giving is far from over. Why is that? Well, it’s because it’s (drumroll, please!) flu season! And, as always, people are unknowingly sharing this wonderful virus left and right. They’re coughing on their hands and opening doors, sneezing on tables at restaurants, blowing their nose next to your children in school…

With the sniffles, sneezes and coughs we encounter every day, avoiding the flu virus chalks up to an active effort on your end (mixed with a little luck and a healthy immune system). Luckily, it’s as easy as being proactive.

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The Smart Way to do After-School Snacks

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Most kids seem to come home from school, drop their packs in the doorway and make a straight dash for the kitchen. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! After-school snacks are great, but what is important is having healthy snacks that won’t fill your kids up too much before dinner.

Here are some tips and things to keep in mind when you want your child to start snacking smart!

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Playtime Meets Exercise

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Kids are balls of boundless energy–they were simply designed to run, jump and play! Making sure your child is getting plenty of playtime means that they are getting lots of exercise. With all the growing ahead of them, it’s important for kids to exercise to make sure they’re growing up healthy and strong.

In recent years, we have been facing an epidemic in childhood obesity. The popularity of unhealthy foods paired with the inactivity and sedentary lifestyle of the average child are to blame. The bright side? This problem is an easy fix–and it starts in your home!

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…and a Happy New Year!

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With the new year comes a time of reflection. It is when we look back on the past 12 months and remember the ups and downs, the things to be thankful for and the things to avoid in the new year.

It seems like only yesterday Dr. Smarty was nothing more than a dream and a business plan. Now, with the support of those who believed in a far out and exciting plan, those who crafted our idea behind computer screens, and those who browse our pages every day, Dr. Smarty and his team of assistants are coming to life!

Truly there is nothing more inspiring, fulfilling and exciting than seeing something you’ve put so much heart into come to fruition. Here is to connecting the world and quenching the ever-present thirst for knowledge, in this upcoming year and beyond!

From the team behind DrSmarty.com to you, our sincerest and deepest thanks, and have a healthy and healthy new year!


What Happens to Your Brain When you Hit Your Head?

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Hitting your head hurts! And if it happens hard enough, you could experience a pounding headache, memory loss, or even a concussion. But what exactly is happening on the inside of your cranium when your head gets knocked around?

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Great Recipes to Fool Your Picky Eater!

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I remember being a kid sitting at the family table. Dinner had been freshly laid out in front of me, lovingly and expertly cooked by my mother. And yet, despite her hard work and (judging by my father’s full plate) delicious results, there I sat, pushing around my vegetables with my fork to try and make it look as though I had enthusiastically devoured them.

Kids will always be kids, and plenty are still doing this today!

Being a parent with a picky eater can be frustrating at times; when the veggies go untouched and nothing healthy seems to get their appetite going, you may start to run out of recipes (and your own hair to pull out). But don’t fret! Having a child who simply refuses to eat their vegetables is not the end of the world.

Try out some of these delicious recipes to see if you can sneak vegetables into your picky child’s diet!

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