Category Archives: Family Issues

Preventing a Swine Flu epidemic–from within your family

It can be really scary if one of your kids comes home with symptoms of the flu. How are you going to keep it from spreading to your other family members? Following are some unofficial (but logical and practical) ideas … Continue reading

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Blended families can make for a Tense Graduation Celebration

Are invitations to your son/daughter's graduation ceremony an issue?  At a time when kids really appreciate family relationships, the process of keeping everyone celebratory and not jealous, left-out or hurt can overshadow (or at least cloud up) this very important … Continue reading

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13 Ways to Create a Fit Family

One in three kids is overweight or obese, according to The New England Journal of Medicine, and an increasing number of children are showing early warning signs of heart disease. Fast-food meals and sedentary lifestyles of watching TV and playing … Continue reading

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Cooking up something G-O-O-O-D!

    Most kids love to help in the kitchen.  Here's a great opportunity to encourage a struggling reader to read "important" stuff; cooking demonstrates science and math in a really practical way.   Although it's a tad more work for … Continue reading

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Want Better Grades? Start with Family Mealtime!

There’s been a fair bit of research done regarding how family meal times affect our kids…from prevention of eating disorders to getting better grades (that’s right–BETTER GRADES).  But it’s not just about the food.  It’s about the communication.  Families that … Continue reading

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