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Sleep Duration a Factor in Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has more than doubled over the past three decades, which is why any study that sheds light on why this is happening is a godsend to worried parents. Science Daily, at least, has told us why children in China are obese: it’s because they go to bed late and have a shorter sleep …

Manage ADHD by Developing Skills

You can’t manage ADHD with drugs alone. Anyone who has ever parented one of the 6 million children in the United States age 4-17 diagnosed with the condition knows that. But with school now back in session, frustrated parents and their children may be asking what more can be done to manage ADHD and its …

Project Rousseau: Broadening Horizons

Project Rousseau mentors high school students from low-income homes. The nonprofit organization does this by pairing these students with college student volunteers. The organization is one of the newest recipients of a Kars4Kids small grant. It’s work with which we most definitely wished to partner! As always, we like to tell our readers a bit …

HIIT Boosts Children’s Brain Power

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), a brief, quick-paced form of exercise, has been found to help school children perform better on tasks involving the working memory and cognitive control. You always knew that exercise was good for your child’s mind and body. Something about getting blood and oxygen circulating to the brain. Scientists knew it …

Effective Communicators: Broaden Your Child’s Future

Effective communicators are the kind of people who, when they speak with you in private, you hang on their every word. Listening from the audience as they speak from the podium, you know you’re being silly, but you feel they’re speaking only to you. And it works both ways: when you speak to them, it …

It’s August! Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month takes place in August. That’s when children have either filed back into the classroom or are in the thick of getting ready to do so. It’s a good time to think about their eyes, which are important learning tools. During the first three years of school, children are learning …