Yogi Kids

By Christa Melnyk Hines Many adults swear by the ancient practice of yoga for stress relief; to improve flexibility, balance and strength; and to enhance daily focus. With playful names like downward dog, cat, cow and gorilla, yoga poses easily inspire the imagination...

Immune Boost

By Christa Melnyk Hines With flu and cold season in full swing, try simple, natural strategies to help keep your child healthy and strong. These tips can also help the body fight illness more efficiently. Eat from the rainbow. During cold and flu season, it’s...

Healthy Competition

By Denise Morrison Yearian Competition can sharpen kids’ skills and drive them to achieve their personal best. But when undue emphasis is placed on winning and excelling, it can be detrimental to a child and his relationship with others. As a result, the child...

Coping with Chronic Childhood Illness

By the American Psychological Association Parents want to protect their children and keep them safe. It can be particularly devastating to learn that your child has a chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer or juvenile arthritis. By managing your own emotions during...

K9 Companions

Four-legged friends help kids with cancer By Nora Heston Tarte “Your child has cancer.” Nothing can prepare you for these four words. But they are the four words responsible for launching K9 Companions, a visit and placement program for assistance and therapy dogs to...

Parents Ask: Sunscreen

By Dr. Allison Kaplan   Q: “Living in Arizona, I know that sun protection is extremely important. There are so many sun screens to choose from. As a parent, what should I be looking for in the SPF number and is there a difference between the lotions and the sprays?” –...

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