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Parenting Pathway #131: Watch That TV

Are you tired of your children constantly sitting in front of the TV or asking to do so? If so, then this Pathway is for you.“Researchers have found that every hour preschoolers watch television each day boosts their chances • by about 10 percent • of developing attention deficit problems later in life,” CNN reports […]

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Parenting Pathway #132: Watch That TV

Are you tired of your children constantly sitting in front of the TV or asking to do so? If so, then this Pathway is for you.“Researchers have found that every hour preschoolers watch television each day boosts their chances • by about 10 percent • of developing attention deficit problems later in life,” CNN reports […]

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Parenting Pathway #134: But Pleeeeease! Can We?

“Mommy can we please•? But please? Please? Please? Can we now? Just for a minute?”Don’t you just love those whining begging and pleading questions from your children? Here’s the deal: no matter what, don’t cave in once you’ve communicated your decision! Children are very good at using those tiny, whiny words and pleading eyes when […]

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Parenting Pathway #139: Fight Cavities with Green Tea

Forget the sugary sodas and fruit drinks. Green Tea packs more health benefits than most beverages children drink these days. According to Steven Pratt, M.D., author of SuperFoods Rx, green tea contains over 4,000 chemical compounds including phytonutrient polyphenols called “flavonoids”. Flavonoids are vitamin-like nutrients that make blood cells less prone to clotting, enhance the function […]

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Parenting Pathway #141: Salmon Makes Smart

It’s true! A diet high in dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), a naturally occurring nutritional compound found especially in wild salmon (as well as in sardines and anchovies), can help your children think more clearly, improve their memory, and increase their problem-solving ability. Studies have also shown that DMAE stabilizes cell membranes, protecting them from free radical damage […]

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Parenting Pathway #142: Examine Young Eyes

Two weeks ago, my six year old daughter was diagnosed with severe unequal focus (refractive error) amblyopia. Her condition is unusual because she has it in both eyes. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, amblyopia is poor vision in an eye that did not develop normal sight during early childhood. This condition is frequently […]

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Parenting Pathway #146: Nurture Optimism

Does your child have optimistic or pessimistic tendencies? Simply listening for your child to use positive phrases cannot alone help you determine optimism. Identifying optimistic tendencies requires that you begin by investigating the way your child thinks about the causes to both positive and negative events. All children develop habits in how they think about causes: the reasons […]