Age: Teens

The most important parenting factors

Older moms make better parents was one conclusion from a study lasting over 15 years that was just published in the European Journal of Developmental Psychology.  Simple questions sometimes have complex answers, and prospective parents need to be careful before … Continue reading

The most effective learning strategies

Kids learn somewhat differently.  Many educators try to adjust their teaching style to their students’ preferred learning modality, typically categorized as either auditory, visual or kinesthetic.  When teachers connect with their students’ best way of learning, kids are more likely … 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

The real impact of phony grades

Campuses can be a hazardous environment for our college students, given the alarming rate of sexual assaults, binge drinking, and drug usage.  There is yet another risk affecting many of our youth.  Rampant grade inflation is having a deleterious impact … Continue reading

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