5 Things to Do to Help Your Teen Have an Active Summer

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Parents who want their teenagers to grow up to be a successful young adult know that they should strive to motive their teens to do active things over the summer instead of looking at this time of year as a long vacation. But knowing this and being able to successfully motivate their teens are two … Read more

Explain What Real Gratitude Is to Your Kids and Teens to Help Them Understand What It Means to Be Grateful

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Teaching kids to be grateful may at first seem like a ‘Leave it to Beaver‘ daydream of the 50’s and 60’s. But an article in the Wall Street Journal has pointed out what successful parents have always understood about gratitude, even when that understanding wasn’t always conscience. Acts of gratitude are as beneficial to the … Read more

Study Shows BMI May Not Be a Suitable Measurement to Detect Obesity in Children

A study conducted by Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez who is director of preventive cardiology at the Mayo Clinic, finds that the commonly used body-mass-index measure may fail to identify as much as 25% of children, age 4 to 18 years, who have excess body fat that can cause damage to their health. Of course this isn’t … Read more