Behaviors you shouldn’t ignore

I spend lots of time talking with parents about how to get their kids to clean their rooms, complete their homework, and do routine household chores. I understand why these things matter to parents.  They are important in some ways. … Continue reading

How to make healthy meals enjoyable

It’s National Nutrition Month® and this year’s theme is “Put your best fork forward.” “Each of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices,” says Becky Gonter-Dray, RD, CSP, LD, dietitian and “Activities to Zucchini” blogger at Dayton Children’s. “Making … Continue reading

Predicting our kids’ futures

A 45-minute assessment of the brain health of three-year-olds predicted key aspects of their behaviors over the next 35 years according to research published in Nature Human Behaviour in 2016. The results of this study are either incredibly depressing or … Continue reading

What repealing “Obamacare” means for kids

It’s hard to miss all of the news and discussion regarding Congress’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare” and what it will mean for adults and seniors. Unfortunately there is very little discussion about … Continue reading

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