Category Archive: News Stories

Nov
08

Sugar and kids: The toxic truth

Last April, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported on new research coming out of some of America’s most respected institutions, which find that sugar — the way it’s being consumed by Americans today — is a toxin. And it could be the driving force behind some of this country’s leading killers, including heart disease. To read more and watch …

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Nov
08

In support of family dinners…latest research from UF!

Families who eat together at meals at least three times a week tend to have healthier kids and stronger family ties, and a new study at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions is investigating why. Dr. David Janicke, an associate professor in the department of clinical and health psychology, is …

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Sep
06

The Importance of Routines in Children’s Lives

Ready, Set, Routine!! The Importance of Routines in Children’s Lives By Maci Elkins, MSW, Program Manager Lower Shore Early Intervention Program  How many times have you heard that kids need routine?  Your pediatrician, your mother-in-law, your child’s teacher, your best friend, your child care provider–  all these people may have mentioned to you or your …

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Sep
05

Why Are American Kids So Spoiled?

  SPOILED ROTTEN Why do kids rule the roost? BY ELIZABETH KOLBERTJULY 2, 2012 It almost seems as if we’re trying to raise a nation of “adultescents.” PRINT E-MAIL SINGLE PAGE RELATED LINKS AUDIO: ELIZABETH KOLBERT AND MICHAEL AGGER DISCUSS THE SPOILING OF AMERICA’S CHILDREN. More by Elizabeth Kolbert: THE CASE AGAINST KIDS: IS PROCREATION IMMORAL? …

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Sep
05

Is it Okay to Let Your Toddler Play with the iPad?

  Is it Okay to Let Your Toddler Play with the iPad? Babies and cats with iPads are cute. Are they deprived? Published on October 19, 2011 by Nancy Darling, Ph.D. in Thinking About Kids The YouTube video: A magazine is an ipad that doesn’t work is VERY cute. But it’s as challenging as the baby’s expectations are predictable. If …

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Sep
05

Kid iPad Addiction: Is Your Toddler Hooked?

  It’s hard enough for a grown-up to limit time on an iPad. So how is iPad addiction affecting our kids? http://bunchfamily.ca/ipad-addiction-is-your-toddler-hooked/

Sep
05

How to Relieve School Anxiety

How to Relieve School Anxiety By Terri Mauro, About.com Guide For some kids, school can be a tense and fearsome place. Children with special needs in particular may have problems understanding what is expected of them; may face painful social exclusion; and may find the work confusing and stressful. . . http://specialchildren.about.com/od/specialeducation/ht/anxiety.htm

Sep
05

Boost Brain Function By Eating More Fish

  Fish contains nutrients that help prevent heart disease AND boost brain function. Here’s how, and what you should eat. by Edward Hallowell, M.D. http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/919.html

Jun
26

Hyper kid? Sleep apnea may be the culprit

  By Roni Caryn Rabin When Benjamin Kidd was in pre-K last year, his teachers marveled at how bright, attentive and well-behaved he was — in the morning.. . http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22881407/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/t/hyper-kid-sleep-apnea-may-be-culprit/#.T-n_zhdDycR

Jun
11

Mindfulness Training for Children & Teens with Attention Deficits

  Milestones in the Making is PROUD to Introduce: Yoga & Mindfulness Training for Children & Teens with Attention Deficits! Our Workshops premiered May 5th & have continued ALL SUMMER LONG WHAT: Yoga workshops for small groups of children ages 4-13! Instructors will introduce strategies for better management of ADHD symptoms, including distractibility & impulsivity; through the use …

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