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Study Says Pressuring Kids To Diet Can Backfire

A new study suggests that trying to force your kids to diet or eat healthier, may actually have the opposite effect. According to USA Today, the researchers found that parents who urge their kids to diet might actually be increasing their odds of obesity later in life. The study, which was conducted at the University of Minnesota, also determined that ...

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The Key To Successful Relationships

A new study suggests that people with strong self-esteem are more likely to develop deep, supportive friendships and that the connection works the other way, too. The study was published on Sept. 26 in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. “For the first time, we have a systematic answer to a key question in the field of self-esteem research, ...

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Teen Girls With ADHD Are More Likely to Get Pregnant!

My daughter, now 16, was diagnosed years ago with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She is now a Junior, and her high school years have been difficult, to say the least. So, I was taken aback to think that I now might have something new to worry about. A just-published Swedish study has found that girls with attention deficit hyperactivity ...

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Halloween Safety Tips for Moms, Dads, and Kids

It’s October and that means the leaves are turning, the temperatures are cooling, pumpkin-spice everything is everywhere – and it’s time for your little (and maybe not so little) ghosts and goblins to get ready for Halloween. But before your October 31st turns into a “Halloween Horror,” here are some tips (as compiled by The Mayo Clinic) for a fun ...

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Surprising New Health Recommendations For Kids

We have all heard the commercials telling us to make sure our kids move and don’t drink too many sugary drinks. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, or a nutritional expert for that matter, to know that you should tell your kids to lay off of the soda and energy drinks. However, finding healthy drinks for your young ones could ...

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Top Ten Ways You Can Connect With Your Teenager

If you feel that your teen is some kind of alien invader that has just taken root in your house, you are not alone. It has always been difficult for parents to connect with their teenaged children, but in this digital age of smartphones and social media, it may seem like the “generation gap,” is wider than the Grand Canyon! ...

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How To Help Your Kids Deal With a Move

I have heard moms who have recently gone through it, tell me, “I am never, ever moving again!” I even had one friend after a cross-country move tell me, “the only thing worse than moving is dealing with a death in the family.” If going through all of the hassles of moving can elicit these kinds of responses, from supposedly ...

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How to Deal With an Elderly Parent Coming to Live With You

They were always there for you, and if and when it becomes time to return the favor, it can present many challenges. However, either due to the death of one spouse, illness, or financial hardships, it is becoming more and more common for one or more elderly parent to come and live with their adult children. According to the most ...

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Does My Emotional Child Need Therapy?

From your toddler’s temper tantrums to your teen’s depression and anger, it seems like as parents, we have to deal with the emotional upheavals of our kids during every stage of life. But, how do you know if what your kid is dealing with is just a normal phase of growing up, that he or she and you can work ...

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