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What's in our Halloween Candy?

What's in our Halloween Candy?
Raising a carefree, happy and healthy child is our number one goal, and one of the ways we achieve that is understanding what we're eating and limit food that is not good for him. Two years ago, when we were having issues with our son's behavior in school (could not sit still and was disruptive) I discovered dyes being a link to hyperactivity. (Dye's are in most childrens's cereal, cakes and candies) I blogged about the issues with dyes in our food and the effects it has on behavior in children and adults and was amayzed at how many people had never heard of dyes being unhealthy. I got rid of...

Book Review - The Owner’s Manual for Driving your Adolescent Brain

Book Review - The Owner’s Manual for Driving your Adolescent Brain
Little Pickle Press has done it again! Their new book by JoAnn Deak, PhD and Terrence Deak, PhD is a shoe-in to be your pre-teen’s next favorite addition to their MagicBlox favorites list. Read Now In this exciting follow-up to Your Fantastic Elastic Brain , you and your family will learn all about the fun world of neurons, hormones, and how your brain acts as the control box for your entire body. Hang on to your hemispheres, and get ready to embark on an exciting adventure as you read The Owner’s Manual for Driving your Adolescent Brain . (No driver’s license required!) Learning with your...

How to Stop the Summer Slide

Read 20 Minutes Per Day to Prevent Summer Slide by Eric L. Zielinski
Written by: Eric L. Zielinski When I was first asked how I was going to help my kids prevent “summer slide” I was a little confused. Why would I prevent them from going down slides this summer? Isn’t that what summer is about? Playgrounds, swings, slides, pools, you know the deal. But after I did some research online I quickly found out what they meant. Basically, summer slide is when children lose learning concepts that were gained while in school during the summer because they are focused on fun and playtime; not on reading, writing, and arithmetic. Summer Slide Research has proven that...

Great Food Choices - Getting Kids Hooked Early

Great Food Choices - Getting Kids Hooked Early
It’s important for our family to have healthy choices at home. Growing up, my mom always stocked the fridge with fruits and vegetables. Left overs were always flavorful because they were cooked with a lot of veggies and herbs. As a result, I stock my own fridge with wholesome foods as an adult, and although we indulge in fast food once in a while, I always feel a tug towards fruits and vegetables, so I decided to raise our son the same way. After 7 years of giving our son healthy options, we have seen him push away the fries while eating our weekend burgers and many times leaves birthday...

Let's Go Camping!

Let's Go Camping!
When we're not reading books online with our child, we like to unplug and head for the outdoors. For our first summer vacation of the year, we decided to go camping near Lake Tahoe. At dinner we asked our son to pack some things to play with on our trip. He packed his usual collection of trucks and Hot Wheels, but I noticed he also grabbed for a movie we recently checked out from the public library. “Honey what’s that for?” I asked. "So we can watch a movie over there.” he answered. It made me realize that although we read every night with our son, either online or traditionally, he has grown...

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