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Should You Let Your Kids Serve Themselves At Mealtime

Should You Let Your Kids Serve Themselves At Mealtime

My first response was "No Way", but then after reading this piece there may be something to this. I have seen well meaning adults pile enough food on a child's plate to feed an NFL lineman. 

Check out the article here  

Failure

Failure

Sometimes failing is a great teacher. 

This piece was shared with me by the kid's high school theatrical department. It is a wonderful piece from th eweb site "Doodle Alley: Comics That Nourish" on what it takes to make great art or achieve great things. I hope you check it out. It is a fine piece.

 

http://doodlealley.com/2012/10/10/be-friends-with-failure/

 

Is a Regular Bedtime a Good Idea For The Kids

Is a Regular Bedtime a Good Idea For The Kids

One thing about parenting is you can find debate and a difference of opinion on almost any issue, bedtime being just one of them.

I probably fall into the "regular bedtime" column as it was a success with my kids. Here is some recent data that supports the concept. I also stress that with parenting there is rarely one magic technique that will make the changes you are looking for, but rather it is a number of factors and methods that will in the end, bring about positive changes.

The Cinnamon Challenge

The Cinnamon Challenge

Another thing for parents to aware of. This is apparently making the rounds among school age kids.

For those with children who have asthma or other breathing issues this is important information

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/22/us-health-pediatrics-idUSBRE93L03W20130422?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews

Healthy Snacks For Kids

Healthy Snacks For Kids

This is a great resource for that daily question of "Mom, can I have a snack?"

http://www.webmd.com/parenting/features/healthy-snacks-for-kids

 

On Football And Head Injuries

On Football And Head Injuries

It is always very difficult to change customs and traditions that are well ingrained in our culture.

Keeping Our Kids Safe

Keeping Our Kids Safe

As parents, is there anything as important to us? This is a disturbing article about the method a pedophile uses to stay above suspicion. Must reading for parents

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2012/09/24/120924crat_atlarge_gladwell

Are American Children Spoiled?

Are American Children Spoiled?

An interesting take on the state of child rearing from The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2012/07/02/120702crbo_books_kolbert

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