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Article published on Dec 24, 2018

Parents Should Encourage Exercise And Limit Screen Time

I am dreading about this coming Christmas and winter. Our ten- and twelve-year-old children are asking for all sorts of electronics and videogames. Our older son used to love hockey, but he stopped playing this year, because he doesn’t like checking. Our daughter used to love dancing, but stopped after she injured her ankle. Our... Read More

Article published on Nov 28, 2017

Energy Drinks May Not Be Safe

We have two teenage boys, both of them are hockey players. They and their teammates drink Gatorade at practice and at games. Our older son is in grade 11. He wants to buy his own car, so he got a job at our local supermarket, working two to 3 evenings a week. In order to... Read More

Article published on Feb 14, 2012

Be Careful About Buying Extra TV and Smartphone

We have a dilemma. Our eight-year-old son is asking for a television in his bedroom. We are worried that he will watch TV or play videogames when he should be sleeping. He promises us that this will never happen. Our twelve-year- old daughter wants a smartphone because all of her friends have one. We are... Read More

Article published on Jul 24, 2007

There Are Many Causes For Migraine Headache

We adopted two wonderful boys when they were young infants. They are now eight and ten years of age. Our younger son is very hyperactive and rambunctious, and he stirs up trouble without meaning it. Our older son is very calm and much more serious. He is healthy except for having bad headaches every few... Read More

Article published on Sep 20, 2005

Television In Children’s Bedroom Can Harm Their Learning

I have been an educator for the last 26 years. I have seen many children who struggles everyday to learn in school. Many of them turn out to have a television set in their bedroom. I have always wondered whether there is a relationship between the bedroom TV and these children’s difficulties. Recently I read... Read More