Eight Teen Sleep Tips You Haven’t Heard Before

Teenagers are more sleep deprived than ever before— about 85% don’t get enough sleep at night. There are lots of reasons for this: excessive homework, too early school start times, and the intrusion of the internet into the bedroom. Here are some of my best teen sleep tips which I suspect you haven’t heard before. I’m sympathetic— […]

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Strategies and Solutions For Handling A Difficult Child

What is the best way to handle a “difficult” child? Here are some general strategies and solutions to help you live with a youngster with bothersome temperament traits: First, recognize that much of your child’s behavior reflects his temperament. Establish a neutral or objective emotional climate in which to deal with your child. Try not to […]

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Self Care Starts Here: how to use the REST acronym

By Alissa Zorn Bounce Back Parenting- www.bouncebackparenting.com How are you right now? Feeling well or kinda ‘meh’? Or maybe you’re really struggling. If you’re feeling like you could use a dose of kindness, read on.  When you’re stressed it’s easy to think things like: Now is not the time to take care of myself, I’ve got things to […]

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Helping Your Child Develop A Healthy Sense of Self Esteem

How can we help our child develop a healthy sense of self-esteem? By definition, self-esteem is the way in which an individual perceives herself-in other words, her own thoughts and feelings about herself and her ability to achieve in ways that are important to her. This self-esteem is shaped not only by a child’s own […]

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Preventing Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

Over the past 20 years more children are participating in organized and recreational athletics. With so many young athletes playing sports, it’s no wonder injuries are common. Half of all sports medicine injuries in children and teens are from overuse. What is an Overuse Injury? An overuse injury is damage to a bone, muscle, ligament, […]

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American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Recommendations for Children’s Media Use

Today’s children grow up immersed in digital media, which has both positive and negative effects on healthy development. Problems begin when media use displaces physical activity, hands-on exploration and face-to-face social interaction in the real world, which is critical to learning. Too much screen time can also harm the amount and quality of sleep.  AAP […]

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