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  The holiday season is upon us and is not slowing down!  The holidays are a special time of the year filled with celebrations, family, friends, traveling and much more.  With these occasions, come added responsibilities and potential stressors that could weaken the immune system. A weakened...

We are quickly approaching the holiday season and this can be a stressful time for many people, due to the sheer amount of things going on.  From holiday gatherings, to traveling, shopping, cooking, and cleaning.  These are just a few of the many added responsibilities...

If you’ve ever been suckered into playing one of those never-ending board games against a little kid — like Monopoly or Battleship — you’ve likely faced this dilemma: On the one hand, you could play the game the way it’s meant to be played and...

New evidence-based research shows that three out of five obese children experience bullying, resulting in 12% of them missing school. Professionals are arguing that the issue could be hindering the fight against childhood obesity - concerning, given that Ireland is on track to become the most...

It’s up to us parents to pass on the basic skills our kids will need to be successful adults. Like being able to swim, do their own laundry, or cook a healthy meal. The real question is when should you teach them? Here are age-by-age guidelines...

Virtually every kid has left homework on the kitchen table or a lacrosse stick in the trunk at some point during childhood. But doesn’t any good parent turn the car around or run the assignment to school? Absolutely not, argues Jessica Lahey, a middle-school teacher, parent, and...

Between purchasing school items and getting the children back into the school routine, gearing up for back-to-school can be a very busy and stressful time. It’s important to purchase items and set schedules that will help ease the madness and transition the family from summer...

Teens and Importance of Friendships The importance of friendships and family support in helping prevent depression among teenagers drove research at the University of Cambridge. This study published in the open access journal PLOS ONE. It found that teenagers who had grown up in a difficult family environment were more likely...

There's nothing more adorable than a kid with a puppy, knowing they'll grow up together and become inseparable friends. Far from just being cute, there are also very real health and social benefits that come along with growing up with a pet.Here...

And by "some people" I mean me. Why is it that an evening stroll leaves me feeling eaten alive while my companions are left blissfully un-bitten? First of all, it's probably not all in my head (although it could be — most people...

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