Home / parenting / Page 2

parenting

Cooking with Children: An Age-by-Age Guide

In honor of National Kids Takeover the Kitchen day on Sept. 13, what better way to spark your kid’s interest in healthy eating than to get them involved in the kitchen? Starting them cooking young can develop their passion for watching what they eat and creating healthy meals while teaching them skills they can take into adulthood (plus you’ll get an extra… 

Back to School Checklist

  By: Dr. Caison-Sorey, associate medical director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan As summer ends, the thought of back-to-school to-dos can be overwhelming. In fact, a recent study found 80 percent of parents experience anxiety during this time of year; many admitting they feel more stressed than they do during the holidays. To make the back-to-school transition less… 

Dangerous Levels of Weed-Killer Found in Breakfast Foods

The Environmental Working Group (EWG),  a non-profit and non-partisan environmental advocacy organization,  found popular oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars come with a hefty dose of glyphosate, according to independent laboratory tests commissioned by EWG. Glyphosate, the weed-killing poison in Monsato’s Roundup, has been linked to cancer by California state scientists and the World Health Organization.  It was found in all but… 

Back to School Parenting Hacks

By: Grace Derocha, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and certified health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Despite their best effort to prepare for the back-to-school season, more than 50 percent of parents admit it doesn’t go as planned. Thankfully, small changes in daily routines can make great time-savers and allow the family to practice healthy habits without the… 

Sorry Not Sorry

Picture this. You’re at the park.  A child walks up to your little one and joins in constructing the gravel mountain your child has been diligently working at for 15 minutes.  They make eye contact. Your sweet little angel swats at the joiner, unleashing tears streaming like Niagara Falls from those beautiful round eyes and parents run frantically over to… 

How to Prepare Now for Severe Weather – Emergency Preparedness for Metro Detroit Families

I had the opportunity to ask Forensic Meteorologist Mark McGinnis some questions about severe weather and how to be prepared. He has some great tips, and while some may seem like common sense, they are all great reminders of how to be prepared for when severe weather hits: 1. Get a NOAA weather radio with a battery backup. 2. Get a… 

Lack of Autonomy and Respect – The Forces Behind Unwanted Attention

A few months ago the “#metoo movement came to a rise. Women were sharing their stories of horrible abuse. Men using their power over them, making advances, touching them without permission, and worse. I’m sure that more women than not have experienced repeated offenses over their years. One of my first experiences with unwanted attention was in elementary school. This… 

Identifying Childhood Stress

Like adults, children can experience physical, mental and emotional stress that impacts how they think and act. Recognizing abnormal stress in a child can prevent him or her from developing more serious, long-term mental health issues early on and as adults. This is especially important knowing that depression, anxiety, and mood disorders were ranked number one among the top five… 

Three Ways to Help Your Toddler use their Power for Good

Toddlers have a growing sense of autonomy while still needing reassurance from a familiar caregiver.  They discover the world through their eyes, at their own pace and rarely within your time schedule. Between the ages of birth until three years of age, a child’s brain develops more than any other time span in life so you can imagine how hard…