How safe are your child’s toys?
13-01-2017
Choosing a toy that will brighten your baby's face is fun, but it's essential to keep safety in mind too. Protect your baby from choking and other dangers by following these important guidelines every time you shop for a new toy.
Healthy Snacks for your child
06-01-2017
Kids are growing, so they need to snack to fuel their energy levels. But how much is too much between meals, and what are the right kinds of snacks?
Coping with Children who won’t sleep on their own
30-12-2016
Your 2-year-old child won’t sleep in her room. If you let her fall asleep alone in your room she is fine, but you can’t carry her over later in the night.
Raising physically active kids
30-12-2016
Parents can play a key role in helping their child become more physically active. Here are 11 ways to get started:
Sleeping right: Tips to ensure teens sleep better
25-11-2016
Do you get enough sleep to feel great and pay attention in school? If you’re like most teens, chances are you don’t. The problem with poor sleep is how you feel when you are awake -- usually cranky, sad, and moody. There’s more: Teens who get poor sleep have problems getting along at home and at school. They have poor grades. And sleep-deprived teens tend to be apathetic.
How to sleep train your baby
31-10-2016
Waking up every couple of hours to tend to a crying baby can feel like torture to many new parents.
Getting your kids to eat healthy
31-10-2016
When it comes to getting kids to be healthy, many parents struggle. Competing priorities, such as busy schedules and dealing with temptations, can derail the best-intentioned plans. Below are a few tips to help parents easily sneak in healthy foods and behaviors into every day.
Raising Eco-friendly Children
31-10-2016
What’s the best way to raise earth-friendly kids? Make it fun! Kids learn best when they are having a good time, so don’t miss these fun ways to teach your kids to "go green."
7 Habits of Healthy Kids
30-06-2016
Here’s a list of good daily practices to teach your child. See how many you can tick:
Encourage Healthy Eating Habits
31-03-2016
Children seemed biologically programmed to pick exactly those things which are bad for them. But in a day and age when obesity is rampant, making healthy food choices and encouraging your children to think the same, will promote overall good health.
Ages
2 to 3
Calories
1,000-1,400, depending on growth and activity level
Protein
2-4 ounces
Fruits
1-1.5 cups
Vegetables
1-1.5 cups
Grains
3-5 ounces
Dairy
2-2.5 cups
Ages
4 to 8
Calories
1,200-2,000, depending on growth and activity level
Protein
3-5.5 ounces
Fruits
1-2 cups
Vegetables
1.5-2.5 cups
Grains
4-6 ounces
Dairy
2.5-3 cups
Ages
4 to 8
Calories
1,200-1,800, depending on growth and activity level
Protein
3-5 ounces
Fruits
1-1.5 cups
Vegetables
1.5-2.5 cups
Grains
4-6 ounces
Dairy
2.5-3 cups
Ages
9 to 13
Calories
1,600-2,600, depending on growth and activity level
Protein
5-6.5 ounces
Fruits
1.5-2 cups
Vegetables
2-3.5 cups
Grains
5-9 ounces
Dairy
3 cups
Ages
9 to 13
Calories
1,400-2,200, depending on growth and activity level
Protein
4-6 ounces
Fruits
1.5-2 cups
Vegetables
1.5-3 cups
Grains
5-7 ounces
Dairy
2.5-3 cups
Ages
14 to 18
Calories
2,000-3,200, depending on growth and activity level
Protein
5.5-7 ounces
Fruits
2-2.5 cups
Vegetables
2.5-4 cups
Grains
6-10 ounces
Dairy
3 cups
Ages
14 to 18
Calories
1,800-2,400, depending on growth and activity level
Protein
5-6.5 ounces
Fruits
1.5-2 cups
Vegetables
2.5-3 cups
Grains
6-8 ounces
Dairy
3 cups