Helping Our Children Sleep

Child Behavior

Helping Our Children Sleep

There are many reasons why sleep is so important and one in particular, is how it impacts our social and mental functioning. An insufficient amount or quality of sleep can lead to difficult behaviors, inability to focus, impulsivity, anxiety, and depression to name a few. Although our sleep schedule changes when external factors disrupt our routines, such as a season...[ read more ]

Children and Media Screen Time Tips

The following health and safety tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Feel free to excerpt these tips or use them in their entirety in any print or broadcast story, with acknowledgment of source.  Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Here are a few tips from the AAP to help families manage the ever-changing digital landscape....[ read more ]

A Parents Quick Guide to Surviving the Holidays

For many busy, working families, the holiday break can feel less like a vacation and more like a storm of activities, scheduled obligations, parties, errands and stress. With this in mind, here are a few tips and tricks to help your family survive the holiday break. Keep the Kids Busy Even though you may still be going to work, the...[ read more ]

Does Your Child Know the Platinum Rule?

Growing up I remember my parents teaching me to say “please” and “thank you” and to greet the visitor by shaking their hand. It was about being polite and respectful to others. Most importantly, it was “Follow the Golden Rule”. The Golden Rule in my family was to “Treat others the way we want to be treated”. Sounds like a...[ read more ]

Helping your Child Cope with Anxiety by Modeling Good Behaviors

Watching your child deal with anxiety and stress can lead to parents taking on more stress as well. 10-20% of school-aged children experience anxiety symptoms, while more and more children are experiencing stress that does not qualify as an anxiety disorder. Parents can model good anxiety coping behaviors so their children can witness how to manage feelings. As well as...[ read more ]

Foods to Seek and Avoid for Kids with ADHD / Autism

We are constantly bombarded with the latest diet information and grocery lists to lose weight and live a healthier life. What if we were bombarded with a list of food proven to have a positive effect on treating ADHD?  What about one reporting which foods made it worse?  Search no longer, this list is below. Children with ADHD and Autism...[ read more ]