The Easiest Ways to Prevent Childhood Obesity

The Easiest Ways to Prevent Childhood Obesity

The rate of childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years. Learn the simple steps that can help prevent it. The most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, found that nearly 20 percent of children were obese. Read that again. Not just overweight, but obese. This means that for children their age and height, they rank in the top 95th percentile or above. A staggering statistic when compared to results of previous generations.

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Why is Outdoor Play So Important

The Importance of Outdoor Play

Outdoor play and nature activities are good for kids. But dragging them away from TV, computer and video game screens long enough to enjoy the great outdoors is a parent’s challenge.

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Tips for Planning a Great Family Vacation

Tips for Planning a Great Family Vacation

Planning a great vacation is one of the most fun tasks you will ever undertake. Vacations are a time to have fun, relax and enjoy yourself. Sometimes, vacations can even be learning experiences. The best vacations involve both learning experiences and relaxation. There are still a few issues that you may run into when you are planning your vacation, but as long as you can overcome any issues that may arise, you will have a truly wonderful vacation.

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Teaching Your Child the ABCs of Getting Good ZZZs

Teaching Your Child the ABCs of Getting Good ZZZs

If silence is golden, sleep is paradise. Most new parents will tell you about the importance of sleep, especially if they’re not getting enough. Teaching your child to sleep, however, can be more difficult than it sounds. Getting to sleep and staying asleep can sometimes be difficult for little ones – the ABC’s of getting good ZZZs doesn’t come naturally to all of us. Below are some tips to help you and your child get a good night’s rest.

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Adopting a Child of a Different Race

Children Adopted Into a Family of a Different Race

This world is a little mixed up right now. In some places, racism has seemingly decreased but in other areas, not so much. Back in 1955, racial segregation was at its peak when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus. Life didn’t change as quickly for African Americans as it should have but it did BEGIN to change their lives for the better. Despite all these changes, there is still SO much racial hate in America. Raising a child of another race (whether they are Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic, etc) also brings its own challenges.

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