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Toilet Training Guidelines: Parents —The Role of the Parents in Toilet Training

Original source: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/103/Supplement_3/1362 Parents play a key role in toilet training. Parents need to provide their child with direction, motivation, and reinforcement. They need to set aside time for and have patience with the toilet training process. Parents can encourage their child to be independent and allow their child to master each step at his or […]

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How to nurture your child’s mental health

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=a6b9f73e-414b-4fd4-ae16-970e88056387#.WucccVw-dBw You can’t protect your kids from stress and difficult times. But you can help them develop good self-esteem and give them the tools to cope with adversity in a healthy manner. As parents, we want our kids to be happy. But no matter how hard we try, we can’t guarantee their happiness. What […]

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How to get kids to try fruits and vegetables

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=9248160c-9aec-4fde-93f3-ec58ed4fdfac#.WucYJlw-dBw “Eat your vegetables, Johnny. They’re good for you.” “Just take a tiny bite, Mary. You might like it.” Did those mealtime nudges inspire you to eat more spinach when you were a kid? Did they turn you on to cantaloupe? Very likely not. And those messages may be equally uninspiring to your children. […]

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Parents Support Healthier School Food Policies by 3-to-1 Margin

Original Source: http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2014/09/parents-support-healthier-school-food-policies.html Washington D.C.—The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during school, according to a poll released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Heart Association (AHA). The findings come as school districts […]

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