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Sizing Up – Why Are Our Kids Getting So Fat? By Dr. Diana Fatayerji, M.S., Ph.D.

Most of us are aware that the incidence of childhood obesity has increased. Is this something we should be concerned about? As parents, we face concerns for our children over alcohol, drugs, sex, and bullying. Does obesity merit the same concern? In 2002 the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that 15.5% of children were [...]

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Book Excerpt: The Tapping Solution for Parents, Children & Teenagers by Nick Ortner

CHAPTER ONE Kids, The Brain, and Stress Picture Jenny, a 5th grader who is standing at the front of the class about to read her writing assignment aloud. As she looks down at the page, then up at the faces of her classmates, time slows. Her heartbeat grows louder and faster. She's nervous, very nervous, [...]

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The IP Interview: Dr. Orpelli on NAET – An Effective Solution for Children with Allergies

IP publisher Judy Julin talks with Dr. Aaron Orpelli about integrative health and his holistic perspectives on allergies amongst our youth and families. JJ: “Hello Dr. O.  How are you?” AO: I am great today, thank you. I have a lot of things that I want to share with young families about staying healthy. Statistics [...]

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PREVIEW: The Critical Role of Imagination in Childhood Development by Dr. Caron Goode

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The Critical Role of Imagination in Childhood Development by Dr. Caron Goode

Imagination is a potent ingredient that we as busy parents often dismiss and brush aside as mere childhood play. But imagination is a critical component to learning—one that serves as the foundation for a host of necessary life skills. Self-dialog is a component of imaginative play that helps children learn to overcome obstacles and master the art of self-regulation. Unstructured imaginative play also serves to round out a child’s whole-person development.

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