Autism spectrum disorder is surely prevalent in the United States. In fact, about one in 68 kids have autism in the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Moms have more influence on their young kids than they may realize. Mothers who exercise are more likely to have kids with high activity levels, too, according to a study from the UK.
I have four kids ages 14, 12, 9 and 6. We're normally a pretty happy family that get along well together and do lots of fun things together. Like this summer we went to the Grand Canyon and had a great time - most of the time. But there are times when, even when we're having a lot of fun, the fun gets spoiled by the kids' fighting. It's nothing awful (i.e. there's no blood and nobody goes days without talking afterwards) but it's still really annoying and puts a dark cloud over whatever it ...
You're preoccupied with work, school, children and other responsibilities that you tend to forget what it means to enjoy your inner peace. Bringing peace into your life is easy. Some people make it difficult because they choose to overlook it or even live in anger. They complain, criticize and detest everything around them. Obviously, not everything goes as planned but instead of living in chaos and distress, stop what you are doing for a moment and think of the positive things in your life. Peace comes with positivity.
The more I write about my quest for better work-life balance, the more likely I am to see lessons in everything around me.
I was riding my bike with a good friend last week, and we were talking about her marriage. Her husband committed several acts of infidelity over the course of their eight-year marriage, and now they are trying to figure out if they can go on and begin again.
Health problems lead the list of stress-inducing events experienced by Americans last year. But while health, work, finances and family can all set people on edge, there are ways to cope, experts say.
Athletes, motivational speakers, artists, and others in successful careers know the value of visualizing success. The Olympian's training is not only physical, but mental. In advance of the race, he visualizes lining up at the start; he hears the gun and sees himself running, then crossing the finish line first. By doing these mental exercises, he affirms his ability to win even before suiting up.
Laughing is the farthest from our minds when things are not going good. We consume ourselves in sadness, tears and anger. Many of us wonder if we will ever catch a break from it all. But then we hear someone laugh or hear a joke that makes us laugh. Suddenly, we smile or chuckle. For that moment, we allowed the light to shine in on us.
At an age when most kids start school and learn to ride bikes, Nico Poux was fighting for his life. Diagnosed with leukemia at age 6, Poux has battled cancer the bulk of his life.
I recently heard someone say, "The family that dines together, stays together." I definitely believe there to be some truth to that statement. But, taking time to dine together regularly certainly is easier said than done. With the chaos of today's family life, sitting down together for a meal has become increasingly challenging.
The ground shakes as an explosion drowns out the musical call to morning prayer in an Afghan village. The streets empty and hurried voices argue in Arabic.
Being the mother of six kids, ages 3-15, the responsiblities are endless. Making time for yourself seems like an impossiblity for most parents, but Darcie Warren has found the time to become a CrossFit champion.
Athletes experience a whole different level of pain in the mouth area than what the average person feels. Runners and joggers can experience such pain in their teeth, making it impossible to perform up to their usual level.
Children often have feelings that are overwhelming; no one will listen when there is something spooky in the dark or the moving van arrives to carry away a best friend. They become angry at a sibling or whine when they have to go to school.
In the film "The Lord of the Rings," the diminutive Pippin is dismayed when he learns the journey to save Middle Earth might require him to miss one of the hobbit's customary seven meals.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - A teacher is helping students who don't have food to eat on the weekends when they are home from school.
It's difficult enough to get your family to eat healthier. It's even harder to do it on a budget. Believing that healthy eating is more expensive is the number one reason many moms give up on trying to make healthier decisions for their family. And I don't blame you; you still have to pay the bills. I'll share a few quick tips for eating healthier and even saving money in the process.
Too often my life feels out of control. My 4 children are involved in several activities, and we are on the move a lot of the time. When I feel stress, I am frazzled and impatient with people around me. Stress makes life feel overwhelming. Since my life isn't going to slow down for at least the next decade, I have to learn how to reduce stress and remove stressors from my life. I'm trying to adhere to these 5 simple stress-reducing principles.
Although past studies and literature have suggested otherwise, researchers are now saying there is not a link between bra wearing and breast cancer.
Poor breathing practices affect nearly 90% of the world's population. You may be saying to yourself "Pshaw! This dimwit is talking through his diaphragm; everybody knows how to breathe, we started doing it the minute we were born." Yes, you started doing it as soon as the doctor gave you a whack on your tiny backside, and you're doing it even as you read this post, but you are probably doing it all wrong. Improper breathing leaves you starved for oxygen, promotes bad posture, and can even affect your love life. Read on, my respiring wannabes:
Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.
Popular opinion has it that there's a dearth of good parents in movies to promote values and provide strong examples for the rising generation.
The recent death of Robin Williams has brought a lot of attention to depression. It's tragic that a beautiful life of laughter such as Robin Williams' could be cut short without it being the result of an accident or chronic illness like cancer.
There's no doubt body art has become increasingly popular over the years - but just because something is popular doesn't mean it's not dangerous. Within a few minutes you could become the proud owner of a great looking tattoo and a lifetime of health issues.
Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.
While growing up, my parents never fought in front of us kids. If they were mad at each other, we usually didn't know it, it was something they discussed behind closed doors or not at all. While it was nice growing up without confrontation in our home, I learned that when I was upset about something it was better to not talk about it then it was to confront it head on. As an adult, I did anything I could to avoid confrontation. Sometimes that meant letting resentment build up and sometimes even losing friends. I thought I was ...
Here's another possible reason to reduce exposure to toxic materials: While national experts hail better choices as a reason for lower teen pregnancy rates, some research indicates that efforts to reduce youthful exposure to lead may have helped, as well.