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2012-10-26 04:00:54

Concerns that kids are getting more and more badly behaved as the generations progress has prompted Dr. Bonnie to weigh in on a recent New York Times article addressing such a problem (http://nyti.ms/Ty9n36). (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 The generation now in their teens and pre-teens have some worrying that they may be the most disrespectful generation yet (New York Times, http://nyti.ms/Ty9n36). The article specifically makes reference to behaviors noted at bar and bat mitvahs and questions...

2012-10-03 23:01:58

The documented history of paranormal activities at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO, makes it the perfect place for Being Heard's Marriage Retreat, Hunting for the Ghosts of Your Past, a Halloween retreat exploring unfinished business. Couples readily understand the metaphor about “ghosts” in their relationship; those unfulfilled expectations and silent resentments partners keep hidden from each other. The resulting tension is sensed by anyone who´s around them, just as...

2011-06-09 15:05:13

Kids' tell-all food diaries point finger at fathers' nutritional ignorance This Father's Day, dad's choice of where to eat could literally tip the scales on his children's health. A father's use of restaurants and his perceptions of family meals carry more weight, so to speak, than mothers', according to a Texas AgriLife Research study, published recently in The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. "Dads who think that dinner time is a special family time certainly do not see a...

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2011-06-02 14:11:13

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled its new guide to healthy eating on Thursday. The new icon, MyPlate, is divided into four sections for fruits, vegetables, protein and grains, with a dairy cup beside it. MyPlate replaces the original pyramid, which was released in 1992 and included the four food groups stacked in the shape of a pyramid.  The USDA revised the pyramid in 2005, expanding the number of food groups to six while adding a person walking up steps on the side to...

2011-05-06 14:14:10

Parents' work influences how often family meals are eaten outside of home According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Americans are spending about half their food budget in restaurants. As it is widely known, food prepared away from home, as compared to food prepared at home, is often higher in calories, saturated fat, and sodium. With children's dietary quality at risk, a study in the May/June 2011 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior explores the influence...

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2009-08-17 12:40:00

Whether it's down the block, on the other side of the city or across the ocean, changing schools can be a difficult adjustment for kids of all ages, according to experts at Baylor College of Medicine. "Anxiety is a typical reaction in these types of situations," said Dr. Leng Bang, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at BCM. Many children are afraid of whether they will make new friends and fit in at school. Pressure to perform at a certain level in school can also be a...

2009-04-17 10:16:18

"Ew." It's a word many parents hear when they serve a meal to their child. But before getting frustrated, parents should know that children taste different flavors in foods than adults do.According to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, exposing children to various types of foods early and often will help them develop a taste for different foods."Children have sensitive taste buds, and they taste what we smell," said Roberta Anding, registered dietitian with BCM and Texas...

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2009-03-08 08:50:00

"Finish your broccoli!" Although parents may have good intentions about forcing their kids to eat cold, mushy vegetables, this approach may backfire the very next day, according to new research from Cornell University. "We found that the more controlling the parents were about telling their child to clean their plate, the more likely the kids, especially the boys, were to request larger portions of sweetened cereal at daycare," says lead author Brian Wansink at the keynote address of the...

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2009-03-02 15:25:56

Do you have a picky preschooler who's avoiding their vegetables? A new Cornell University study shows that giving vegetables catchy new names "“ like X-Ray Vision Carrots and Tomato Bursts "“ left preschoolers asking for more. When 186 four-year olds were given carrots called "X-ray Vision Carrots" ate nearly twice as much as they did on the lunch days when they were simply labeled as "carrots." The Robert Wood Johnson-funded study also showed the influence of these names might...

2008-12-03 13:09:49

 Days when schoolchildren walked to neighbourhood schools are long gone. A new study by a team of researchers led by Paul Lewis, a professor of Urban Planning at the Universit© de Montr©al, shows that only 30 percent of children attending elementary school reach school on foot or by bicycle.The study was conducted from 2006 to 2008 in the central neighbourhoods and suburbs of two target regions: Montreal, the biggest metropolitan area of Quebec, and Trois-Rivires, a...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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