Month: May 2017

How To Raise An Adventurous Eater

How To Raise An Adventurous Eater

Adventure with children can be a double-edged sword.  Yes, life with children is adventurous!  The type of adventure?  Well, that depends on the day or maybe the moment.  Unfortunately, when it comes to food for American children, many don’t venture beyond the kid’s menu.  And what […]

Crowd Out The Crap (In Your Child’s Diet)

Crowd Out The Crap (In Your Child’s Diet)

    Americans have a notoriously complicated relationship with food.  We love it fast, cheap, salty and sweet.  Despite our sizable intake, we spend less than any other country in the world on food.  Conversely, we spend more money on healthcare than any other place on the planet – $9,237 […]

Is My Child Depressed?

Is My Child Depressed?

May I get straight to the point?  Depression is everywhere.  Like an octopus its tentacles are enveloping our small people from every angle.  Children around the world are being pulled under at an alarming rate.  The suburbs will not keep you safe.  The countryside does not lead to immunity.  The world feels […]

10 Ways to Reward Children Without Food

10 Ways to Reward Children Without Food

  I will be the first to admit I reward my children with food on the occasion.  I love to find reasons to celebrate.  Ask my mother-in-law.  When she visits I find ways to spice up the day.  Anything and everything can be a reason.  […]

Why This Statement Will Change The Way You Parent

Why This Statement Will Change The Way You Parent

  Have any of your children ever made a mistake?  I don’t mean an I-accidently-stepped-on-the-dog mistake.  I mean a big, nasty mistake that left intense emotional repercussions.  A fallout you had to pick up and show them how to manage.  Maybe Susie hit her brother.  Maybe Timmy excluded a friend purposefully and […]

Strawberries Surprise With Stress-Fighting Superpowers

Strawberries Surprise With Stress-Fighting Superpowers

    You will be hard-pressed to find a child that doesn’t adore strawberries.  Unadulterated, strawberries are sometimes tart but always sweet enough to keep you coming back for more and more and, you got it, more.  Now I know why I feel so good when I sit down […]