‘General Health’ Archive

Recess Does the Body and Mind Good February 23, 2015 No Comments

In the United States, our students do not see a whole lot of recess, and, mostly, they get to romp in the outdoors once per day and for a short-ish amount of time. Lots of focus on school work and a brief stretch for free play. The bodies and minds of kiddos may work better, [...]

Nothing Like a Good Sleep February 10, 2015 No Comments

Let Non-Candy Gifts Warm Your HEART January 9, 2015 No Comments

Are you even ready to start thinking about Valentine’s Day? Probably not. But when your HEART is in the game, let these ideas for non-candy gifts sink in.

Project Picky Eaters December 9, 2014 No Comments

Picking eating can be maddening, and we all just hope that as our wee ones get big and tall, they will outgrow their stubborn ways, right? But WHAT IF picky eating DOES NOT fade? Parents magazine has a few tips and tricks for rehabbing even the pickiest of eaters. Give these a go, then let [...]

Road Trips From . . . Heaven June 11, 2014 No Comments

Car trips can be torture—tight quarters, long hours, and the sometimes sick kid—or mom or dad. A Mom With a Lesson Plan knows how to turn torture into terrific with her games and activities (that do not require reading), packing strategies, and remedies for under-the-weather riders. If you have got miles and miles ahead of [...]

Keep Calm and Soothe Your Kids May 28, 2014 No Comments

Lavender sensory rice and salt. Oooooo. Rain sticks. Aaaaaa. A peaceful little reading nook. Yessssss. The Imagination Tree shares 10 calming activities for soothing our spunky little ones whose energy can sometimes be a little too, well, energetic. Give a few a try, and let us know if they work. (Please say they work!)

Terminate the Toothbrushing Tantrums May 26, 2014 No Comments

Geez, it seems so easy to get kids to brush their teeth, but easy is not the only way. Challenging is more like it, and Dr. Sears offers some super tips for getting youngsters to cooperate with the care of their pearly whites. Try these few tidbits of advice if your child is bucking the [...]

Freeze Tag Yoga —YES! April 18, 2014 No Comments

Yoga is not just for adults; it is for kids, too, but you know what? Kiddos do not even need to know they are doing purposeful exercise when they assume their downward dogs, their boat poses, their planks. Nope. Just sell them a little game of freeze tag and teach them to hold yoga poses [...]

Eat Real Food, Not What Is Advertised March 12, 2014 No Comments

Fact: Toddlers Bite February 17, 2014 1 Comment

Toddlers bite. It is normal. And you should not scream if you are the target of your little loved one’s chomp. Beth Sanders at Mom.me shares in “Why Toddlers Attack” some reasons behind the bite (e.g., attention, teething, frustration), and she imparts some wisdom on how to stop the behavior. “Biting is remarkably common in [...]