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Potato Chips Or Broccoli?

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Potato Chips Or Broccoli?

We are competing with the fast food industry and the processed food industry when we are trying to get our children to eat in a healthy manner.  Here are 3 ways to make family meals healthier and how to compete with potato chips... This is Part 3 of a series, "How To Feed Our Children More Nutritiously" from an interview with Dr. Maya Adam who is a specialist in child health from Stanford's School Of Medicine.  Dr. Maya Adam is a mom of three children ages 12, 9, and 7. You can listen to the interview on The Parenting Journal Podcast on iTunes Here or Download Directly Here. 1. Vegetables first. Before you decide on the protein, think about the vegetables first...

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Science Says NO to Spanking Your Toddler

Science Says NO to Spanking Your Toddler

1840 kids and 1840 mothers studied from when the children were infants through the children's teenage years.Study found that "if children experience severe punishment at 15 months they were more likely to exhibit increased aggressive and delinquent behaviors in the fifth grade. They were also less likely to show positive behaviors, such as helping others. " Spanking + other physical punishments led children in 5th grade (10 years later): to exhibit increased aggressive behaviors to exhibit increased criminal behaviors to be less likely to show positive behaviors, such as helping others A co-author of the study, Gustavo Carlo, Millsap Professor of Diversity...

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Try These 2 Resources And You'll Cook More Healthily For Your Family

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Try These 2 Resources And You'll Cook More Healthily For Your Family

Maya says: "The best way to really make change in your diet is to get in the kitchen and start playing.  Get out some onions and some garlic and a few vegetables that you like and a few different sauces from soy sauce, some Serratia, whatever it is that you like and start to play around a bit.
You will see that the people in your household will come into kitchen to see what you’re doing. Your kids will want to sauté the onions with you.  Your kids will want to see what’s going on. Even the little ones who are too small to help, they will smell the smell of food being cooked in the kitchen, which is a very comforting thing for young child. Especially if there is a routine to it that at a certain time of the evening there is a smell of dinner being cooked- that’s really comforting to children. It signals to them that everything is okay. That food is on the way. Hands on experimentation is the best way to actually learn about healthy cooking."

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2 Reasons Why Breastfed Babies Are Smarter

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2 Reasons Why Breastfed Babies Are Smarter

What's special? These 2 Factors do not include actual breastfeeding.

What are the 2 Factors that boost your child's IQ?....

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Why Quality Reading with Your Children is Critical and How to Do it According to Your Child’s Age

Why Quality Reading with Your Children is Critical and How to Do it According to Your Child’s Age

We know reading with our children is critical, but did you know that there are specific ways to read with your child that improve your child’s future academic skills? A new study shows that a specific type of reading – explicitly “quality reading” – leads children to have better reading skills and literacy skills in kindergarten than those children who do not engage in this “quality reading.”   So what is this “Quality Reading”? In a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics conducted in May of 2017, the research analyzed “shared-book reading” (where a child is reading with an adult). The...

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