Why playtime is the most important part of your child’s day

Next time you take your child to the doctor, you may get an unusual prescription: playtime. Playing is more than a way for children to have fun and pass the time. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, playtime is the most powerful way for a child to learn and develop — physically, emotionally, socially … Continue reading Why playtime is the most important part of your child’s day

How to help your child shake school-related anxiety

As a parent, it can be concerning when your child starts to show signs of school-related anxiety. School is the place where they go to learn, grow and socialize — it shouldn’t be something they dread or fear. School-related anxiety can take many forms. Some children may become irritable or moody just talking about school. … Continue reading How to help your child shake school-related anxiety

Bridging the mental health gap for veterans and first responders

Emergency responders and veterans are no strangers to providing help when help is needed most. From wars to life-threatening fires and other disasters, they face danger head-on, not for themselves but in the interest of protecting others. Far too often, however, these heroes must secretly fight their own battles. Their foes are less visible and … Continue reading Bridging the mental health gap for veterans and first responders

The alarming health crisis on the rise in today’s teens

There’s a growing health problem among adolescents, one I’ve decided to call “Busy Kid Syndrome.” It’s exactly what it sounds like — when kids’ schedules get so busy with schoolwork and extracurricular activities that they neglect their health. It looks something like this: A 16-year-old boy stays up late doing homework for his advanced classes … Continue reading The alarming health crisis on the rise in today’s teens