Tag Archives: Health

What We Learn Before We Are Born

Though this Ted Talk is a few years old (2011), Annie Murphy Paul makes some interesting points about what we learn before we are born.

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How to Make Bedtime a Positive Experience

My sister and I moved the bunk beds so that we could watch television as it was reflected in our mirror from my parent’s bedroom. We would watch hours of Nick at Nite only to wake up cranky and unrested … Continue reading

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On Letting Infants “Cry It Out”

One of the most emotionally and physically taxing parts of being a new parent may be deciding if you will let your infant cry him/herself to sleep by self-soothing or attending to your baby after you have put him/her to … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Learn to Love Food

Please check out 3 Ways Positivity Can Help Kids Learn to Love Food at Kim Humphrey’s Learn to Love Food blog for interesting and positive ways of introducing, and re-introducing, your child to new foods. Kim has tons of great ideas on how to … Continue reading

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Communicating with Caregivers about Your Child’s Allergies

Please visit the Successful Parenting Today blog to learn about the importance of Communicating With Caregivers About Your Child’s Allergies. At Mindy’s Little Sidekicks we take the health of your child very seriously. With our small ratio of four children to … Continue reading

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Promoting Healthy Eating

The media is constantly reminding us that childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years (CDC). However, change may finally be on the horizon. According to Tom Philpott’s article Is the Junk-Food Era Drawing to a Close? large … Continue reading

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How Much Screen Time Is too Much?

With all of the most innovative technology at our fingertips, and at the fingertips of our children, how much screen time is too much? According to Michigan State University (MSU), “more than 40 percent of infants under 5 months of … Continue reading

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