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It’s summer time and with that comes the young folks out and about doing their thing. I’m all for having fun and enjoying your summer  but what I’m not for is anyone participating in any behavior that devalues them or their growth. Not to mention could lead to violence. 

How safe are your kiddies online? Some would argue, not safe enough.  Facebook in the UK has agreed to a panic button. The button, aimed at children and teenagers, will send an alert to both Facebook and a government child protection agency.

A woman once told me that I was selfish for waiting to have kids. I explained to her that I did want children but not until I lived my life and was more financially sound and could raise my kids without worries about money. 

Part 2 of the series Worst kids foods in America

In nonsense law suits news, The Center For Science in Public interest has drummed up a B.S. law suit against McDonalds for manipulating kids into wanting to buy Happy Meals because of their toys. “McDonald’s marketing has the effect of conscripting America’s children into an unpaid drone army of word-of-mouth marketers, causing them to nag […]

Seventy percent of overweight kids end up overweight or obese in adulthood. And since obesity increases your odds of heart attack, stroke, and early death, consider the impact of an entire generation of overweight children on our country's health care system — and families. It's a chilling thought, especially if one of those children is your own. That's why im gonna put up this list, to help your family make smarter choices today for a healthier tomorrow. :o)

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According to a report recently released by the USA Swimming Foundation, 70 percent of African American children and nearly 60 percent of Hispanic kids “have little or no swimming ability"

VIA:  cdc.gov As a parent, the things you do and say have a tremendous influence on your child’s behavior. Encourage your child to live a healthy lifestyle by talking the talk and walking the walk. Don’t know where to start? Here are a few ideas. Eat Right There are many ways to assure that you […]

VIA: healthnews.com It’s been many years since I had to prepare lunches for schoolchildren. But I did do it for more than a decade, and mostly on a budget. With hot lunches at many schools being costly or of poor nutritional value, it is certainly wiser and healthier to pack your own. While there is […]