Category Archives: Helpful Articles

10 Things Not to Say to Your Kids

Brenna Hicks, LMHC – Full-time Mom, who ran a highly successful Child Therapy Private Practice; has been blogging and writing articles on Parenting since 2006.  She is currently getting her PhD from the University of South Florida. When she thought about all of the phrases, anecdotes, and sayings about the power of the spoken word… Read More »

‘Come What May…’

Come What May… How I learned to let go of having the perfect child.  By KELLE HAMPTON | April 5th, 2013 If there’s one regret I have from January 22, 2010 — the day my second daughter was born — it’s not that I cried when they told me she had Down syndrome or that I didn’t feel… Read More »

Divided We Fall…

Any couple raising children is bound to have disagreements about the right way to manage their kids’ behaviors and habits. But there are some issues that are so loaded they threaten to divide parenting partners. ‘Parents’ magazine took an informal poll to see which conflicts topped couples’ lists, and three sources of frustration came up… Read More »

Practical Tips to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Here’s some practical advice to parents who are concerned about their children’s weight: 1.  Serve them meals on smaller plates. 2.  Pay attention to what they watch on TV. 3.  Make sure they get adequate sleep at night. These suggestions are based on three new studies in April’s Pediatrics, released online today. Nationally, about a third… Read More »

52 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

Katherine Marie and her family took on a commitment in 2011… A year of kindness.  Her family project was to complete one out-of-the-ordinary kindness act each week for one full year.  Each month they’d pick from a kindness “type” and challenged themselves to complete it before week’s end. KINDNESS IDEAS: -deliver handmade valentines to nursing home -take get… Read More »

Real Food Tips: 3 Deceiving Food Products

Are you easily drawn to labels that tout ‘All Natural’, ‘No Added Sugar’, or ‘Made with Whole Grains’?  If so, you can join the millions who fall for this tricky advertising.  When Lisa Leake gives her “100 Days of Real Food” presentations, she routinely brings along a grocery bag full of “tricky” food products to discuss. Here are… Read More »

Guide to Healthy Eating for Preschoolers!

  Get your child on the path to healthy eating by: 1. Focusing on the meal and each other.   2. Offering a variety of healthy foods. 3.  Being patient with your child. 4.  Letting your children serve themselves. 5.  Checking out ChooseMyPlate.gov for more great information and fun, colorful, print-outs!   For more information on this… Read More »