Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids

In Wisconsin we have to take advantage of our great resources! For example, you can take some of your favorite fitness classes outside! Most local gyms offer outdoor boot camps that are guaranteed to give you an amazing work out and deliver results. You can also check out the local…
Sports may be the first thing that comes to mind when many parents think of extracurricular activities for their children, but not all kids are cut out for or interested in competitive athletics. But just because a youngster may not be the next star quarterback or captain of the soccer…
According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, children and adolescents should engage in physical activity for 60 minutes or more each day. While fulfilling those requirements might not have been a problem for kids who grew up before the dawn of the Internet, nowadays kids are…
Millions of people celebrate Halloween every year. Borrowed or adapted from a few different festivals that once took place in Europe, Halloween has origins in the Roman Feralia festival, the Celtic summer’s end festival Samhain and the Catholic All Saints Day. Trick-or-treating is a significant part of the Halloween festivities,…
Nash Riemer is an adorable three-year-old any parent would be proud of. But he’s never said “Mama,” “Daddy” or “I love you” to Tammy and Terry Riemer. Undoubtedly he would if he could, but Nash suffers from autism and is completely nonverbal. His parents met in Tennessee where Terry, a…
It’s the beginning of a new school year! And with that comes a rise in depression and anxiety in my clients. So we may ask, is it the transition back into school after the summer break? Is it getting back into the routine and schedule of school? Or is it…
If kids had their way, pizza, chicken fingers and French fries would make up a significant portion of their diets. But parents know they must make kids’ culinary choices for them so youngsters get all of the vitamins and nutrients they need to grow up strong and healthy. Parents also…
So many parents are not fully prepared to see their little girl changing into a young woman. And many moms have shared that they felt it happened almost overnight. Your daughter’s body could be maturing faster than you think. Starting the conversation with her about her first period can be…
Dental braces have been used for decades to correct various alignment and spacing issues in the teeth. Braces can be crucial to the future of one’s oral health and prevent serious issues down the line. Roughly 25 percent of the people in North America who get braces are adults. But…
For kids in Northeast Wisconsin, June is a month that means another school year is nearly done. Winter is a thing of the past, the days stay light longer and free time is on the way. With school out of session families do not want to sacrifice the positive mental…
“Parenting is a mirror in which we get to see the best of ourselves, and the worst; the richest moments of living, and the most frightening.” —Jon and Myla Kabat Zinn Everyday blessings: the inner work of mindful parenting Summer is just about to begin and you get to choose…
Famed comedienne Phyllis Diller once said, “Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing.” Many parents realize that having children means their homes will be filled with a vast assortment of toys, clothing and other items that seemingly spend more…
I have sat through many parenting and teaching seminars. Every single one of them has the “answer” for dealing with childhood behaviors. Sometimes I leave feeling confident: “Hey I know what I am doing. I got this!” Other times, I leave feeling defeated: “Of course a good mom would do…
What used to be the “golden years” of life for seniors is now turning into any opportunity to spend even more time with their youngest family members. Nowadays, a growing number of grandparents are called on to provide child care for their grandkids, many of whom are growing up in…
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