Talking to Your Child About Weight Problems
Talking to Your Child About Weight Problems

Article at a Glance • Parents often avoid addressing a weight problem with their child because they worry about causing an eating disorder, damaging their child’s self-esteem, or appearing hypocritical. • Parents can avoid these problems by setting goals to improve the health of the entire family instead of focusing on one individual. Even though … Continue reading “Talking to Your Child About Weight Problems”

Taking the Bite Out of Teenage Fights
Taking the Bite Out of Teenage Fights

Article at a Glance • According to Vanessa Van Petten there are five common fights that teenagers have with their parents. • Understanding why your teen is upset can help decrease fights and improve your relationship. The teen years are often synonymous with fighting. However, a lot of the fights can be avoided with a … Continue reading “Taking the Bite Out of Teenage Fights”

Avoiding Injuries on the Slopes
Avoiding Injuries on the Slopes

Article at a Glance • Avoid injuries by keeping in shape throughout the year. • Don’t push yourself too hard—most injuries happen when people are tired. • Take head injuries seriously—they can be deadly. • Wear protective gear, especially if you are a beginner. Which is more likely to get you injured—skiing or snowboarding? According … Continue reading “Avoiding Injuries on the Slopes”

Involved Parents = Student Success
Involved Parents = Student Success

Article at a Glance • Parental involvement is one of the biggest indicators of a child’s academic success. • Studies have shown that the most effective form of involvement is when parents work with their children on learning activities at home. • Parents can become more involved by helping out with homework, volunteering at school, … Continue reading “Involved Parents = Student Success”

Cookie Garland
Cookie Garland

Whether you use it to decorate or eat, this is a great craft for little hands. What You Need • Letter-shaped cookie cutters or holiday shapes • Sugar cookie or gingerbread dough • Frosting in different colors • Sprinkles or small candies (optional) • Ribbon, string or yarn • Drinking straw Here’s How 1. Use … Continue reading “Cookie Garland”

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