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Sex Education, Our Children, and Politics

Sex Education, Our Children, and Politics

Sex education, until recently, was sensibly handled. Today, alas, sex education has been politicized. Instead of thinking about what children are ready to hear, parents are told to confront children with confusing information. Planned Parenthood, for instance, is now disseminating sex education information to parents […]

Whole30: Could this Diet be a Good Thing for Teens

Whole30: Could this Diet be a Good Thing for Teens

Whole30 was something I’d never heard of until I was schmoozing with a girlfriend about my intention to pursue bariatric surgery (surgery to lose weight). I’d gained a ton of weight, due to age and the necessity of taking steroids for an autoimmune conditions. The […]

Blue Whale Challenge: Should We Be Concerned?

Blue Whale Challenge: Should We Be Concerned?

The Blue Whale Challenge. What is it? Is it real? To the first question, put simply, it’s a game where the curator, also known as a “whale,” gives a teen fifty tasks, one per day. At the end of the fifty tasks, the teen is […]

Time to Chill Out About Candy!

Time to Chill Out About Candy!

This piece is a rebuttal to Should You Let Your Children Have Candy I’ve been a dietitian long enough to have lived through the low-fat craze, and now, much to my dismay, the era of sugar-phobia. Thanks to fear-mongering headlines that overstate what science actually […]

BCAUSEICAN: Working with Families and Children One Day at a Time

BCAUSEICAN: Working with Families and Children One Day at a Time

BCAUSEICAN mentors children in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, teaching them financial and computer literacy and how to eat healthy and live healthier lives. The nonprofit was founded by three men who were born and raised in this community and believe they have something to […]

Should You Let Your Children Have Candy?

Should You Let Your Children Have Candy?

Should you let your children have candy? You know it’s bad for them. There’s no question you know that. But candy is out there. It’s everywhere. If some parents give their kids candy in moderation, and you do not, won’t that tend to cause some […]

Fidget Spinners: Help or Hindrance

Fidget Spinners: Help or Hindrance

Fidget spinners have been wildly popular since they burst on the scene in December 2016. Touted as a way to alleviate anxiety and the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism, spinners have also created not a little controversy. Teachers have had to […]

Not All Babies Are Forgotten

Not All Babies Are Forgotten

Infant and toddler hot car deaths which we have, in the past, called “Forgotten Baby Syndrome,” is a topic that isn’t going away anytime soon. We’ve tried to raise awareness of these tragedies here at Kars4Kids with postings (here, here, here, here, and here) on […]

Choking Hazards for Toddlers

Choking Hazards for Toddlers

Choking is the fourth leading cause of accidental death in children under the age of 5. Choking occurs when children swallow something large enough to block their airways. When a child’s airways are blocked, the child will either find it difficult or impossible to breathe. […]

#DriveHuman With This Advice From Dr. Driving

#DriveHuman With This Advice From Dr. Driving

Professor Leon James is the go-to guy for anything you want to know about driving psychology—so much so that he’s known as Dr. Driving. A professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, James has given 1,500 interviews to the media since 1997. […]