• Consider ADHD starting at age four: doctor group

    The American Academy of Pediatrics this weekend expanded its guidelines for diagnosing and treating kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), recommending that doctors evaluate all patients age four to 18 that show signs of the condition. The new guidelines update decade-old recommendations that focused on diagnosing and managing ADHD in kids age six to 12.  The

    READ MORE
  • Accounting for Disaster: Itemizing Your Home

    One way to be prepare for natural disaster is to keep careful records of the belongings in your home in case you need to file an insurance claim. Three websites that help with this process are reviewed in this article, along with a software package that keeps home inventories.  The Wall Street Journal, 10/13/2011

    READ MORE
  • It’s Mine! Overriding the Selfish Gene

    Toddlers as young as 3 can be generous, while others are inclined to hog. Here are some techniques for teaching toddlers empathy and generosity. The Wall Street Journal, 10/11/2011

    READ MORE
  • Happy Kids a Product of Genes, Parenting, Study Finds

    A new study, published in the journal of Translational Psychiatry, once again raises the question of nature versus nurture, finding that children are more likely to maintain happier emotions when exposed to positive parenting. The study focused on children with a gene variation that predisposes them to lower serotonin levels in the brain, which can

    READ MORE
  • See you l8r, cursive

    The rise of typepads and keyboards is rewriting school curricula, raising questions about the value of old-fashioned penmanship and fueling debates that divide parents and teachers. Some kids now sign their names in block letters. What does it mean that many kids are not being taught  penmanship these days?  Signing one's name, one's signature… being able

    READ MORE
  • National Family Dinner Night

    American families share stories about the importance of nightly meals together in this follow-up to last week's Columbia University study, which found that families who regularly eat dinner together have kids who are less likely to smoke tobacco and pot. ABC World News, 9/26/2011 

    READ MORE
  • Bullying Prevention Expert Vicki Abadesco Shares Three Essential Back-to-School Tips Every Teacher, Administrator and Parent Should Know

    Bullying is an ongoing problem that we face today, but there are a few things that every parent, teacher, and administrator should know to help make their school and the world a safer and much happier place. Three simple tips to creating a bully-free environment include connecting, sharing feelings, and teamwork. September 7, 2011

    READ MORE
  • Eco-friendly Diapers

    The world’s first hybrid diaper is here. It is made of the best of cloth and disposable. The product consists of a fashionable reusable outer pant and a choice of either a washable cloth insert or a certified 100-percent biodegradable, flushable insert. September 2011, Green America

    READ MORE
  • CDC: Doctors prescribing fewer antibiotics to kids

    Health officials are prescribing fewer and fewer antibiotics to children. Since the early 1990s, there’s been a 10% in prescription rates for kids age 14 and younger. Mainly, the CDC is finding larger declines in how often doctors used antibiotics against colds and sore throats. USA Today, 9/2/2011

    READ MORE
  • Does a four-day school week help or harm?

    The debate over sending kids to school fewer days a week continues, posing the question, "Is less more?" NBC Nightly News, 8/31/2011

    READ MORE
  • How to prepare for a hurricane

    With Hurricane Irene headed to the East Coast, this article offers some helpful tips on how to prepare if you're in a home, apartment building, on the shore, or in a city. Philly.com, 8/25/2011

    READ MORE
  • Advocates: Importance of play time for children neglected

    According to a study, adults are not the only ones who are too busy to have fun in their lives. Children are losing on average 9 hours of playtime per week. With some of this “play” deficit being adult driven and some because of societal changes, this article addresses the importance that playtime has on

    READ MORE
  • Is Facebook Bad for Kids?

    Millions of kids are actively using Facebook — some even in violation of the social network's rule that members be 13 years of age, according to Consumer Reports.  One expert, Dr. Larry Rosen, a psychology professor at California State University, says that all this new technology can have some pluses along with the negatives. ABC

    READ MORE
  • Kids’ packed lunches too warm to be safe: study

    A new study, released on Monday in the journal Pediatrics, is the first to check the safety of kids' packed lunches about an hour and a half before lunchtime.  Although 45 percent of the packed lunches in the study included an ice pack, and 12 percent were kept in refrigerators, nearly all of the perishable

    READ MORE
  • Toxic or not? A guide to everyday products

    From germ-fighting soap to nonstick pans, learn what to eliminate, what to regulate, and what to tolerate. MSNBC.com, 8/7/2011

    READ MORE

Join The GOOD FOR YOU Network!

• Send and Share Good for You Messages with the people who matter in your life

• Check out news and information that's Good for You to Know About