A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that girls who hit puberty younger than 10 are much more common than they were in the past two decades. In the study, researchers evaluated about 1,200 6- to 8-year-old girls for breast development and the appearance of pubic hair, both signs of early puberty. But, as with any study, there are some limitations. For … [Read more...] about Are Girls Reaching Puberty Too Soon?
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As a Mom if you put an emphasis on health it will motivate your children to eat better and be more active. Your involvement is crucial, and even better, get the entire family on board, engaged and focused on health. It changes the focus from losing weight to choosing the right foods and being active to stay healthy. When everyone in the family gets involved, it demonstrates … [Read more...] about Taking a Family Approach to Health and Weight Loss
The lifeguard moving quickly past Lindsey’s chair seemed to come out of nowhere. Four steps later he was in the air, jumping right in the middle of where her children were playing. Before she could get to her feet, the teenaged guard had her 10-year-old pressed up above the surface and was backing up to the pool edge. Someone was screaming her child’s name and the young boy … [Read more...] about How to Save Your Kid from Drowning
What causes it, and how to fix it. A few months back, I spent the afternoon at the park with a dear friend and his nine-year-old twin boys. While Brad and I savored a day away from our computers and phones, his boys became more anxious as the afternoon progressed, punctuating our walk with choruses of “I’m bored!” Why did three hours of sunshine without ipads, phones, … [Read more...] about Does Your Child Suffer from Technology-Induced Anxiety?
With flu season reaching its peak in January, my office will soon start filling up with parents and their children who are sick with a cold or the flu. The influenza virus causes a staggering 32 million missed school days and 100 million missed days of work. Symptoms of the flu are often hard to distinguish from those of a common cold; coughing, sneezing, runny nose, … [Read more...] about 5 Tips For Surviving Cold & Flu Season