Divorce

Each year more than one million children experience the emotional trauma of divorce. Half of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, often leaving kids feeling dejected, angry or fearful of their future. “We know from research that divorce is so enormously stressful. It’s second only to death of…

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Summer Feature: Reboot and Reconnect

Summer break is finally here…Warm, gentle breezes and long sunny days… Sleeping in late, splashing around in the pool, barbecuing, and taking long, leisurely bike rides…With summertime comes a slower pace, giving kids and parents a much needed break from the pressures of after-school activities, sports and piles of homework…

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Overuse Injuries

Sports help kids build confidence, get fit and maintain a healthy weight, but some parents and coaches may be pushing competitive sports too far. About half of all children’s sports-related injuries involve overuse, says Dr. Joel Brenner, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and…

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Parent? Or Bartender?

Ever think about giving your child a sip of your wine or having a beer together during the football game? Think again. Those who start drinking before the age of 15 are five times more likely to become addicted or abuse alcohol later in life than those who start drinking…

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Parents Leading By Example

You’re sprawled out on the couch, one hand on the TV remote channel surfing and the other hand digging into a half-empty bag of potato chips in between swigs of cola. You tell your teenage daughter to get off Facebook and go exercise like her athletic older brother. She continues…

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