Category: Children’s health

The technology detox

Recently I saw the #RediscoverNature Nature Valley video pop up on my Facebook newsfeed.  It’s an extremely well-done video that surely elicits some mom guilt to those of us raising children in a very digital age. As luck would have … Continue reading

Immunization awareness

Kids in the Miami Valley are heading back to school this week. There are so many things to remember – school supplies, new school clothing or uniforms and much more!  One of the big things to remember is that immunizations … Continue reading

What to drink and eat to beat the heat

Another weekend of baseball has passed. The heat index was near 100 degrees– why are our kids playing ball in this heat? That wasn’t the only sport for us that weekend – we also had swim finals. I have written … Continue reading

The hidden dangers of high school athletics

Participation in high school sports results in significant risks to the mental health of our teens. Are the risks worth the benefits? Sports are great activities for our kids. Teens acquire skills from teammates and caring coaches that they can’t … Continue reading

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