WHAT IT IS: Many children don’t get enough nutrients—particularly if they’re picky eaters—and parents sometimes give in to their child’s wants instead of needs when it comes to eating. Taking a multivitamin can provide them with the necessary nutrients they might otherwise be missing from a balanced and nutrient-rich diet.
Several of San Francisco’s middle and high schools have recently adopted the idea of “quiet time.” Studies of these schools have shown a 45 percent drop in suspensions, a 98 percent attendance rate, and a 10 percent improvement on test scores. The quiet time comes in the form of two stress-reducing 15-minute transcendental meditation sessions.
Sharing yoga as a family is not only fun but also has the power to strengthen the family unit. A strong family leads to well-adjusted children who are positively connected to those who love them and are empowered to reflect that love out into the world.By Lisa Flynn, E-RYT, RCYT
Scheduling your child’s physical, typically right before every school year, is a breeze. But when the appointment day arrives and you’re in your healthcare professional’s office, you might find yourself with “white coat brain lock.” Instead of getting tongue-tied, find everything you need here to make your next well-child exam a success.By Amy Vergin
“Each year in the US over 25 percent of high school athletes will use some type of performance-enhancing drug, and well over 50 percent will use some type of energy-enhancing substance,” says Mike Gimbel. Gimbel is a substance abuse trainer for the NCAA and runs a program called “Powered by Me!”Fueling the glory daysBy Adam Swenson
Finding ways to treat autism is difficult. Certain diets, interventions, and therapies may work for others, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your child or loved one will respond in the same way. However, one method, known as drum therapy, has been gaining in popularity over the years, and seems to be a good alternative to other treatments.
Gabriel John Candles
Gabriel John set out to develop candles inspired by the true artisan tradition. Candles have a 65-hour burn time, and are handmade from pure soy in the heart of Chicago by stay-at-home moms. // $19, gabrieljohncandles.com
Spoonk Acupressure MatPerfect beauty, fitness, food, pet, home, and kid gift ideas!
It turns out that kids who are fed a healthy diet during their formative years have a slightly higher IQ.
A recent study of more than 7,000 children compared a range of dietary patterns, including traditional and contemporary home-prepared food, ready-prepared baby foods, breastfeeding, and “discretionary” or junk foods.
Rookie parents, be warned. Your newborn baby’s skin is bound to erupt in some sort of rash during his or her first year—but don’t worry, because most of it is completely benign, says Johns Hopkins Children’s Center dermatologist (and mom) Kate Puttgen, MD.Learn how to identify and treat your newborn’s skin ailmentsBy Cara Lucas
Adolescence is an important time to make healthy habits that will last a lifetime, like choosing foods rich in vitamins and minerals and adopting a regular exercise regimen.
In a new study, researchers have found that adolescents’ blood levels of various micronutrients correlated with how well they performed in certain physical fitness tests.