Five ways to help kids boost their brain power

February 22nd, 2017

Everyone is born with about 100 billion brain cells. We form new connections between these cells throughout life, but the rate is particularly high when we’re young. Since those connections facilitate thinking and learning, parents who want to help give their children an intellectual edge should consider the brain-healthy choices they make each day.

“Making the [...]

Collaborative online children’s storybook starts conversations about little-understood disease

February 14th, 2017

For many families with children living with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a serious genetic disorder, this scene may be all too familiar. Scott’s story is a part of an online children’s storybook about a young boy with TSC as seen through the eyes of his favorite toy, a stuffed dog named Turbo.
This eBook, called “Turbo [...]

New Resource Introduced for Families Living with ADHD

February 14th, 2017

ADHD affects nearly 1 in 10 children in the U.S. between the ages of 4 and 17. While the specific causes of ADHD are unknown, there is evidence that it may have its basis in genetics. Children with ADHD may exhibit hyperactivity, impulsivity and have problems paying attention to tasks at hand. These symptoms often [...]

Smart solutions for managing hectic family schedules during the school year

February 8th, 2017

The increased demands of school time are even more complex for members of the sandwich generation – people who care for their own children while also caring for their aging parents. If you care for your kids and other loved ones, it’s easy to quickly become overwhelmed and confused.
No one knows this better than Julie [...]

How to know if your child could benefit from a tutor

February 1st, 2017

For many parents, slipping grades and missed assignments can be sure signs that their child is in need of help academically. And whether your child needs assistance to get up to speed with the rest of the class or is looking for help to get ahead on their SAT’s, there are a variety of tutoring [...]

Breakfast is more than the first meal of the day for kids

January 24th, 2017

A significant percentage of elementary and an even greater percentage of middle and high school students skip breakfast daily or a few times a week. On a given day, up to 30 percent of teens in the U.S. skip breakfast. As they get older, homework, jobs, sports teams, the arts and the Internet result in [...]

Surprising ways hot tubs heat up relationships

January 24th, 2017

(BPT) – On average, working adults spend less than an hour per day socializing and relaxing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s American Time Use Survey. Yet a host of research – and common sense – tells us that spending time together in a social, relaxing way is essential to building and maintaining healthy [...]

Understanding risks is half the battle against breast cancer

January 18th, 2017

With one in eight women projected to be diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, understanding what affects your risk and how to catch any warning signs early – not only for your own sake, but for the sakes of your loved ones- is more important than ever. There may not be [...]

Toddlers and tech: reasons to share your smartphone

January 10th, 2017

A lot of things change when you become a parent. The shows you watch, the restaurants you go to and the concept of sleep as you once knew it all evolve when your family structure transforms from a “me” to a “we.” And increasingly, personal gadgets like smartphones are following the same trend.
“One day I [...]

Feel the difference of a great hair day, every day

January 10th, 2017

Dove Hair gives women a great hair day by unlocking a few useful secrets women need to know in order to beat bad hair days. Celebrity hair stylist, Mark Townsend, offers these three easy tips for women to feel the difference of beautiful-looking hair every day.
Tip No. 1 – The foundation for a great hair [...]