Tag Archives: Parents and Children

You’re Going to Go Nuts Over These Peanut Butter Granola Bars!

Trust us!

Granola bars are a snacker-on-the-go’s dream come true. A deliciously healthy snack (depending on what’s in it, of course! M&Ms are, unfortunately, not considered healthy), granola bars are a must have in every pantry! They are a great replacement for sugary snacks that kids tend to gravitate to and make for a great way to sneak some fruit into your child’s snack.

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ADHD: The Ups & Downs

As many parents know, raising a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be exhausting. One moment your child is playing with his or her toys, the next they’re flying around the house, unable to focus on a single game, activity or chore for more than a few minutes. In school and during homework and study time, concentration is impossible. These factors can be frustrating, but parenting a child with ADHD doesn’t have to be a chore! The first step is understanding just what ADHD is.

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Your Kids & Caffeine

New reports have been popping up all over news sites and papers: staggering statistics showing that 3 out of every 4 children consume caffeine on a daily basis. They get it from sodas, energy drinks, chocolate… and although your child may not be knocking back cups of joe, they are getting that dose of caffeine most adults claim they cannot start their days without.

Why does this have medical professionals worried?

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Rain, Rain, Go Away…

Rainy and snowy days seem to drag on and on, and when your kids start to get bored, having a library of creative ideas to kill time will help turn that buildup of energy into fun and productive playtime!

So what are some great ideas for keeping your little ones occupied on days when the skies are grey? Try out some of these time-killers the next time a rainy day rolls around–and don’t forget to put your own twist on them to keep the games fresh and exciting!

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Keep Your Family Flu-Free This Season

December may have passed, but the time of giving is far from over. Why is that? Well, it’s because it’s (drumroll, please!) flu season! And, as always, people are unknowingly sharing this wonderful virus left and right. They’re coughing on their hands and opening doors, sneezing on tables at restaurants, blowing their nose next to your children in school…

With the sniffles, sneezes and coughs we encounter every day, avoiding the flu virus chalks up to an active effort on your end (mixed with a little luck and a healthy immune system). Luckily, it’s as easy as being proactive.

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