I don’t know about you, but each morning I wake up and aim for a balanced day. A day of balance between being a mom first, and a psychologist/professional second. I have aspirations of staying calm, planning ahead, and staying on top of the schedule and demands of my children and private practice.
When we talk about our organs, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Heart? Lungs? Maybe even the brain! It’s easy to forget that the one organ we see everyday falls into that category. All hail the SKIN.
Whether you’re a working mom or a stay-at-home mom (which, by the way, is still considered a working mom because, well, being a mom is work), it’s often difficult to find that magic balance between the different aspects of your life.
The foundation of effective parenting is leading by example. This is especially true when establishing good dental hygiene habits like brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist. An early orthodontic treatment may also be helpful in making extra room in the mouth for permanent teeth to be placed properly.
Why then is so much of it returned home uneaten or half-eaten? It doesn’t have to be. You can reduce the amount of wasted food in your preschooler’s lunch box by shifting your mindset with these tips:
With summer coming to a close and the beginning of a new school year looming, it is the perfect time for parents to reflect on our hopes for our children in this coming year. We likely all want our kids, no matter their age, to try new things, deepen current friendships and create new ones, and develop skills and talents.
My favorite part of working so closely with families is that I get to help them see the small ways they can improve their loved ones’ health – especially the kids!
If you are to ask children what they should be eating, many will say things like pizza, fast food or other foods that they enjoy eating (but aren’t so healthy). And can you blame them? I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate that melts in your mouth or a delicious burger? You want to instill good eating habits so they can grow up and understand what foods are good for them, and what sorts of foods aren’t.