Tag Archives: Parents and Children

Later, Potatoes–Kale Chips are the New Favorite Crispy Snack!


Who doesn’t love the salty, crispy goodness of potato chips? Most kids love this classic snack! However (and quite unfortunately!), popping open a bag of potato chips is not the healthiest choice, so nutrition-conscious parents are finding an alternative that their kids will love.

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You’re Going to Go Nuts Over These Peanut Butter Granola Bars!


Trust us!

Granola bars are a snacker-on-the-go’s dream come true. A deliciously healthy snack (depending on what’s in it, of course! M&Ms are, unfortunately, not considered healthy), granola bars are a must have in every pantry! They are a great replacement for sugary snacks that kids tend to gravitate to and make for a great way to sneak some fruit into your child’s snack.

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ADHD: The Ups & Downs


As many parents know, raising a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be exhausting. One moment your child is playing with his or her toys, the next they’re flying around the house, unable to focus on a single game, activity or chore for more than a few minutes. In school and during homework and study time, concentration is impossible. These factors can be frustrating, but parenting a child with ADHD doesn’t have to be a chore! The first step is understanding just what ADHD is.

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Your Kids & Caffeine


New reports have been popping up all over news sites and papers: staggering statistics showing that 3 out of every 4 children consume caffeine on a daily basis. They get it from sodas, energy drinks, chocolate… and although your child may not be knocking back cups of joe, they are getting that dose of caffeine most adults claim they cannot start their days without.

Why does this have medical professionals worried?

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Rain, Rain, Go Away…


Rainy and snowy days seem to drag on and on, and when your kids start to get bored, having a library of creative ideas to kill time will help turn that buildup of energy into fun and productive playtime!

So what are some great ideas for keeping your little ones occupied on days when the skies are grey? Try out some of these time-killers the next time a rainy day rolls around–and don’t forget to put your own twist on them to keep the games fresh and exciting!

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Time to Re-Think Dessert! Fantastically Fruity Frozen Yogurt


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


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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Playtime Meets Exercise


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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What Happens to Your Brain When you Hit Your Head?


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!


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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