Are You Hyperparenting?

As parents, many of us feel driven to help our children become more successful than we are. The story is as old as time. Our parents felt that way. So did their parents. But today’s parents focus on children’s achievement starting at birth, wanting kids to experience success in every endeavor — and to feel … Read More

Video: Better Sleep for Your Child

If you’re waging bedtime battles with your kids on a nightly basis, you’re not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation, as many as 70 percent of kids under age 10 may experience a sleep problem. Jyoti Krishna, MD, a pediatric sleep physician at Cleveland Clinic, says one common problem parents deal with at bedtime … Read More

New Rules for School Lunches

School lunches subsidized by the federal government will now be getting a whole lot healthier, according to new rules. A few of the changes: Pizza will be made with healthier ingredients, entire meals will have calorie caps, and most trans fats will be banned. Sodium will gradually decrease over a 10-year period. Milk will have … Read More

Managing Video Game and TV Time for Children

There’s no escaping screen-centered media these days. As parents, we see video games, computers and television occupying far too much of children’s time. And with research pointing out the negative effects of too much screen time — a sedentary lifestyle, lack of interest in schoolwork, reduced social interaction, even violent behavior — it’s no wonder … Read More

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Video: A Healthier Easter Basket

Easter baskets are typically filled with candy and chocolate, but there are healthier options you can try that kids will love. “Switch over to dried fruits,” says Cleveland Clinic registered dietitian Carrie Gonzales. “Yogurt-covered raisins would be an example. It’s still sweet but a little on the healthier side. Replace those cream-filled eggs with just … Read More