Category: Children’s health

Why boredom is not a problem to be solved

“I’m bored,” whether uttered by a four or fourteen year-old, usually prompts parents to become entertainers and event planners. I guess someone wrote that our job description included being responsible for making sure that our kids never experience boredom. This … Continue reading

These are not the top child health problems

Childhood obesity, bullying, and drug abuse are the top child health problems, according to respondents to a national survey for Mott’s Children’s Hospital in Michigan. The survey participants got it wrong on two of those priorities.  Their responses are more … Continue reading

I’m used to mutant turtles, but mutant lice???

By: Dr. Stacy Meyer As the mother of two young boys, ages 3 and 5, I have plenty of knowledge on mutant species.  From mutant turtles to mutated humans I am well versed, but mutant lice??  That is a new … Continue reading

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

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