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.
In February, my husband and I had the chance to attend the New York City Toy Fair for 2019. We had a great time and saw a TON of new, exciting products that will be released over this next year. Some, you will have to wait to hear about but some are listed below that have just recently hit the market!!
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.
Parents have a tendency to keep children inside as much as possible these days because they prefer to know exactly where their children are, rather than let them out to roam freely throughout the neighborhood. However, concerns over their safety should include a desire to ensure that they are fit and healthy, which can only be achieved if they are active. Parents can raise active kids by following a few simple tips.
Twelve. We now have a twelve-year-old. This is our second experience with having a twelve-year-old and, oh boy, is it a hard year! Looking back, it was a hard year for me. For kids, it seems as though they are always entering a “new phase” from the time they are born until they graduate. Then the phases seem to have wider gaps between them. Each phase comes with new challenges for both the parent and the child. So, why IS twelve such a difficult year for kids? I am going to give you my reasons and what I learned from my now 16-year-old through his twelfth year.