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When Does Rough Play Become Bullying?

January 13, 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

During the early years of childhood, it is often inevitable that parents will have to deal with the occasional tantrum or generally stubborn behavior. It is common for children to get in fights with their siblings over toys or teasing and playground fights can sometimes occur between friends if their emotions get the best of…Continue Reading »

Proper Nutrition Improves Childhood Obesity Statistics

January 6, 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

According to the CDC, childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last thirty years. In 2010, 18% of children ages six to eleven were considered obese. Numbers like these are occurring all over the country, causing alarm among the medical community. As these rates continue to rise, it is certain more and more children will…Continue Reading »

Managing and controlling your child’s ADHD symptoms

December 27, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

  If you have a child with ADHD or ADHD symptoms, then you know how overwhelming this can be. What if there was a way to control and reduce your child’s ADHD symptoms, by helping them directing their energy into something more positive? Most children with ADHD or ADHD symptoms do not have the ability…Continue Reading »

Practice word blocks to help manage verbal bullying

November 27, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

Just like blocking a punch or kick in a physical altercation can prevent injury, so too can having blocks against hurtful words. We call these “word blocks,” and they are an important tool in managing verbal bullying. Also just like blocking a physical attack, you must learn to use word blocks reflexively and immediately, without…Continue Reading »

Managing ADHD in your child

November 26, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

  So you’ve just found out that your child has Attention Defect Hyperactivity Disorder and you are worried about what lies ahead for you and your child. Below are a few things that every parent with children diagnosed with ADHD should know.   It can be managed Although there is no cure for ADHD, the…Continue Reading »

When dealing with bullies, confidence is king

November 14, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

  The easiest way to deal with a bully is to never have one in the first place. Although this may seem like common sense, most people don’t know how to keep themselves from becoming a target. The key is to project confidence. Bullies look for easy targets; those who look like they won’t fight…Continue Reading »

Child fitness strategies need to be enacted at home to work

November 12, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

  In recent years the epidemic of childhood obesity has gained notoriety in the media for being a serious issue facing our youth. Countless studies have been cited and statistics trotted out to the increasingly concerned public, and in response, elected officials have begun making policy changes aimed at increasing child fitness through better nutrition…Continue Reading »

How to Plan for the Unexpected—Part 2

November 6, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

  Annie Babbitt, guest contributor In the first part of this essay, we discussed how to create and legalize a will. Now let’s move on to the harder task of choosing a guardian and caring for your child in case of unexpected death of you and/or your spouse.   Choosing Guardianship Do not assume that…Continue Reading »

NFL Bullying Incident Shows it Can Happen to Anyone

November 6, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

  There’s no doubt that to play in the NFL you’ve got to be tough. But as the recent bullying case involving Richie Incognito of the Miami Dolphins shows, all the physical strength in the world can’t protect people from the torment of bullies.   Beyond stereotypes The bully/victim stereotype is of a bigger, stronger…Continue Reading »

The Shocking Numbers Surrounding Bullying

November 4, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

  With all this talk about bullying and how much of a problem it has become, it made me wonder just what the statistics were regarding bullying rates in America. What I found was staggering. A quick Google search revealed the scope of the problem and, at least in my mind legitimized the use of…Continue Reading »