Children are amazing to watch develop, from their first days of elementary school until they hit middle school and begin approaching adolescence. Here are tips on raising happy, well-adjusted and developed children.
on: Thu 22 of Nov, 2007 [16:51 UTC]
Shopping for Preschoolers has its challenges. Many of the injuries to children happen when the toy that is picked out is not the right one for their age. Use this guide to help you pick out the right toy for their age group.
Reasons to Minimize Caffeine Use by Children, Tweens and Teens
Recommendations for Amounts of Caffeine for Children, Twens and Teens
By: Kirsti A. Dyer
on: Sun 30 of Sep, 2007 [18:47 UTC]
Children, tweens and teens are at a much greater risk for experiencing side effects from caffeinated foods and beverages because of their smaller size. The same amount of caffeine given to a child, or given to an adult will have a much greater effect on the smaller child.
This article looks at why caffeine is not a good drug for children, tweens or teens and some of the other reasons to limit kids' caffeine consumption that include the affect on behavior, obesity, nutritional deficiencies and the link with dental cavities.
Could Your Child, Tween or Teen be Getting Over Caffeinated?
Caffeine in Children Contributes to Hyperactivity, Nervousness, Problems Sleeping and Classroom Disruptions
By: Kirsti A. Dyer
on: Sun 30 of Sep, 2007 [08:29 UTC]
What do hot cocoa, iced tea, M & M’s candies, soda, ice cream, frozen yoghurt, Starbuck’s Frappuccino, mints, dark chocolate, Mountain Dew, Sunkist Orange Soda, energy drinks and over-the-counter cold remedies all have in common?
These are all foods, beverages or products that children may consume that contain caffeine.
There’s Caffeine hiding in Those Gumballs (Energy Balls)!
Parents be aware about Power Cell Energy Ball's Misleading Packaging
By: Kirsti A. Dyer MD, MS
on: Mon 17 of Sep, 2007 [04:59 UTC]
This weekend I stumbled across the Power Cell Energy Balls on display at our local Supermarket and found it to be quite alarming. The company is selling a product (Power Cell Energy Balls) that looks like a gumball from a prominent red gumball dispenser (Power Pump), which unless you take the time to read the fine print, you won’t realize that you are giving your child caffeine, extra vitamins and muscle building compounds—in a product that looks like it is made for children, but is not recommended for children.
on: Fri 14 of Sep, 2007 [10:26 UTC]
To most divorcing parents, telling their children is the one task they dread more than anything, fearing anger, confusion and a possible backlash of emotion in what is already a very emotive time. There is also the thought that how they break the news will affect their children in the long term.
Getting the Most Out of Meeting Night with Teachers
on: Fri 14 of Sep, 2007 [09:57 UTC]
I am always confused when I hear that there are parents that do not attend these “pow-wows” with their child’s teachers. After all, has anyone ever, when they ask their children what happened at school today, got any response other than “nothing” or “I can’t remember”? These brief meetings can let you in on their secret knowledge…what DO they do all day, and HOW do they do it?!
Finding time for yourself isn´t easy, but it is essential if you are to stay sane!
on: Fri 14 of Sep, 2007 [09:36 UTC]
Being a single parent is akin to doing two jobs at once, even if you do share custody with your ex. It is all too easy to drop off the social register and concentrate solely on life’s necessities – children and work. It is important to remember however, although you will always be a Parent first, being You should come a very close second!