“Travel can be an enlightening and eye-opening experience for children of all ages: there’s new foods, experiences and sights, not to mention quality family time. But traveling with children can also be an overwhelming proposition — unpredictable schedules, long packing lists and cranky kids are just a few of the challenges you may encounter along the way. But here we’ll help you make traveling with kids a breeze. After all, you and your children should enjoy every moment seeing the world and create a lifetime of memories along the way. Isn’t that the point of travel in the first place?”
Read the New York Times article on travel with children:
“When was the last time your child sat down at the dinner table and said, “Gee, thanks for this delicious plate of healthy food! Can I have seconds?” We can’t promise these tips will convert your picky eater into a fruit and vegetable fan, but they should make good food choices more attractive for everyone.”
Make sure your school-aged children are ready for a healthy school year before and while they attend. | NIH Medlineplus the Magazine
Source: Back-to-School Health Tips: Immunizations | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine
High school athletes who tended to focus on one sport were 50 percent more likely to get hurt than those who hadn’t specialized. Injuries included ankle sprains, knee tendonitis, and stress fractures.
Source: Student Athletes Who Specialize Early Are Injured More Often, Study Finds
Technology is designed to be addictive, offering gratification that’s similar to that of drug abuse or gambling. Author Adam Alter says a new frontier could soon provide another escape from reality.
Source: ‘Irresistible’ By Design: It’s No Accident You Can’t Stop Looking At The Screen
“You might call it a silent epidemic.
Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year.
So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues many adults deal with: depression, anxiety, substance abuse.
And yet most children — nearly 80 percent — who need mental health services won’t get them.”
An estimated 20 percent of children show signs or symptoms of a mental health problem. It’s a destructive force in schools, but most educators don’t have the training or resources to help.
Source: Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students
Have you ever wondered about your teens behavior or thought process? Do you feel like you have a hard time communicating with him or her? This PBS documentary takes a look at how the brain of teens develop and may give you insights on how to better understand and communicate with your teen.
PBS Teenage Brain
Kids read emotions better after spending several days without electronic media, according to new research.
Source: Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?
“The developing brains of children and teens are particularly vulnerable to nicotine, which is why the growing popularity of e-cigarettes among adolescents is so alarming and dangerous to their long-term health,” Karen Wilson, who chairs the AAP’s Section on Tobacco Control, said in a statement.
Source: Pediatricians want tobacco, e-cigs banned for people under 21