Summer is in full swing which means many families will be spending time around the pool, beach, rivers, and lakes to cool off from the heat and entertain the days away from school.
Research finds that going through tough times as a kid can have a developmental impact on the brain. In the studies (referenced below), the adult brains of people who were raised in a stressful environment before the age of six were smaller than the brains of adults who had a less stressful childhood. This result was also impacted by the child’s ability to cope with the stress. Often if the child had no means of releasing stress they would internalize the stresses experienced years earlier – ruminating and bottling up emotions.
Raising healthy children sounds pretty simple: good nutrition and physical activity every day. In our busy society, it is harder than ever. Even health-conscious parents have to compete against any number of unhealthy temptations. Below are tips to help you raise safe and healthy kids: 1. Plan a Healthy Pregnancy We know itcan be hard […]
Let’s face it – not all families fit into the old stereotype of the problem-free, two-kids-and-a-dog suburban dream. For those of us who live in the real world, far away from the “Leave it to Beaver” era, family life can look anything but idyllic. Marriage is hard work, children quarrel, and life essentially consists of constant changes that require adjustment and resilience.
Ask Brittany: Although I’m looking forward to the sunny weather, summer always seems to bring on additional stress with the change in my family’s schedules. Do you have any tips?
“My child tosses and turns all night. She just can’t get comfortable. She snores like a grown man.”
Here are some tips on how to prevent colds and recover faster.
Improve your relationship with your spouse.
We know it can be tough to come up with a last-minute costume, so we’re here to help you prepare for your upcoming night-out at the gym.
Besides being fun, there are many advantages to acclimating children to swimming at a young age. Having a positive experience during this important time in their development will pave the way to easier learning and comfort in the water later on. Teach your many or toddler some basic skills and help foster a lifelong love […]