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Preschool Mental Health: Does Your Child Need Help?

It seems like every day we hear another story about some whacked out nut case blowing up something or going on a shooting rampage. There’s the Colorado theater shooter,Sandy Hook Elementary slaying,Boston Marathon bombers and now the bus driver kidnapper. These people have serious mental issues. Mental issues that,in every case,surfaced [...]

School Lunches For Preschoolers

Eighty percent of children in the US attend preschool. That means 80% of children will be eating lunch and several snacks away from home each day. Fifty percent of children’s calories come from fat and sugar. Does your preschool feed your child or do you send food? Regardless of who provides the meal,here are [...]

Preschool Pumpkin Fun –Don’t Throw Out Those Pumpkins!

Once Halloween comes and goes,you may find yourself with a pumpkin or two to toss out. But wait! Don’t throw away those pumpkins,carved or not. Not until you’ve given your child a chance to learn and have some more fun with them.

1 –For carved pumpkins,cut a third of the top [...]

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Ways To Help Your Preschool Child

It’s National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. What are you doing to help make sure your child won’t become obese? There’s so many ways you can help instill healthy lifestyle habits. Try some of the tips below this month and see where they take you…

1 –Designate An Eat-At-Home Week. Ask for suggestions and help [...]

Feeding Your Preschooler:What Makes A Cereal “Healthy”?

If you have a young child or take care of one,you want to make sure you’re offering the most nutritious food available. Especially when it comes to breakfast cereals. Even though a preschool child will ask for a particular brand of cereal,remember that there are a number of factors that weigh into the [...]

Adult Behavior:Tied to the Preschool Years

When were talking about adult behaviors,which ones have a basis in early childhood? Most. If not all. In fact we’re constantly reminded of just how many adult habits are formed during the preschool years. Children’s brains are shaped by both the positive and negative influences in their lives. These influences “wire”children for the [...]

Helping Your Preschooler Get Fit In 2012

It’s the beginning of a new year. The holidays have passed. Your schedule is back to normal. The cookies and candy are gone. Maybe you’ve started a fitness program for yourself,to kick off a healthful resolution. Or,you’re trying to eat better and cut back on portions. But,what are you doing to help [...]

A Healthy,Fun Halloween for Preschool Children

The average American eats about 25 pounds of candy a year. Around Halloween time,more than 2 billion dollars are spent on candy –more than any other holiday. Do preschool children really need a head start on associating holidays with candy overload? Absolutely not. In fact,if they learn from this age onward that [...]