Did you know that having an abnormally high or low thyroid can cause you to miscarry and wreak havoc on your body? January is Thyroid Awareness Month? I thought talking about how vital our thyroid is to our body functions, including pregnancy, would be a great way to start the year off. One of the first things that I tell new clients is to have a blood test to check their … [Read more...] about Is Your Thyroid to Blame?
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The news that the artist and musician Prince died from an accidental fentanyl and heroin overdose is tragic. But the fact that a lethal ingredient commonly mixed with heroin killed Prince should scare, as well as sadden, parents. Any of our kids could die this way. The dangers lurk in an innocent place – our medicine cabinet. And quite often, it’s our fault the drugs are … [Read more...] about Prince, Heroin and Your Medicine Cabinet
If your kids are anything like mine, they spend a LOT of time playing video games on their computers and phones. They are constantly obsessed with a new app or game or even the old favorite Minecraft. I love the creativity Minecraft promotes but I thought it was time to take the kids' interest in technology to the next level. So I was thrilled when we discovered Youth … [Read more...] about Online Course for Kids to Learn Technology
Braces change the way we eat, at least at first. Particularly children, who are accustomed to blindly tearing into their crunchy snacks and eating chewy stick-to-everything candy without a thought, need to revise their diets to consume snacks and treats that won't be painful or cause damage to their new wiring. The first changes involve learning how to eat again to avoid … [Read more...] about Snack Foods for Kids with Braces
Are all mobile apps safe for kids to download and use? The answer is no. The good news is that there are plenty of child-friendly apps today for elementary school kids to teens. Unfortunately, the challenge is finding apps that are truly child-friendly. What can parents do when there are more than 700,000 apps in the iTunes Store and 700,000 in the Android market, Google … [Read more...] about Apple & Android App Ratings – Warning to Parents