Finance & Family

15 Fun Valentines Day Family Traditions

10/02/2018 06:00am | 2713 views

by Dr. Laura Markham 

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, because it celebrates the purpose of life. No, not chocolate, LOVE!

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How to Talk to Your Children About Food in a Healthy Manner

30/01/2018 06:00am | 3461 views

By Kristen Fuller, M.D. 

Children are like sponges. They soak in almost everything around them, repeat the words they hear, mimic the actions they see, and even adapt to the behavioral patterns that they are around the most. Parents have one of the strongest influences on children and therefore it is our job, to model healthy behaviors. However we live in a world of labels, eating disorders, fad diets, skinny jeans, and body shaming, so it can be difficult to teach kids about food in a positive way. Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the past 40 years and it is becoming more popular to grab dinner on the go instead of sharing home-cooked family meals. Conversely, more and more children and adolescents are engaging in diets and weight loss behaviors. Childhood obesity and eating disorders are extremely dangerous, but so is allowing the labels “good” and “bad” food as this can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food. The goal is to teach a positive, open-minded approach to food while giving kids options to choose their own food and to learn the nutritious value of what they put in their bodies.

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Finance & Family

Ten Tips for Parents of a Smart Child

23/01/2018 06:00am | 2757 views

by Marty Nemko Ph.D.

What can parents do to help raise a gifted child?

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Finance & Family

Raising a Bilingual Child: The Top 5 Myths

07/01/2018 06:00am | 2961 views

Myths about raising a child with more than one language abound. Sometimes parents are discouraged from doing so. They're told it can lead to confusion and speech delays, or that they've missed the window of opportunity. Here are the most common myths – and the real story behind raising a child to be bilingual.

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Bilingual Kids May be Less Impulsive

29/12/2017 06:00am | 2672 views

By Rick Nauert PhD

Bilingual Kids May Be Less Impulsive New research discovers that for students in preschool, speaking two languages appears to be associated with improved inhibitory control.

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