Category Archives: Teen Health

Self Management Strategies in Recovery From Autism

Self-discipline is a skill that most autistic children have trouble acquiring. This includes not only inappropriate outbursts, but also habits that can be potentially dangerous, such as being aggressive towards others or causing harm to themselves, such as banging their heads off walls.

Self Management Strategies in Recovery From Autism

To prevent these and other behaviors, one technique parents and educators can use to control autistic tendencies is self-management. Giving the child power over him or herself is often the key to keeping control over violent situations and may be a positive step towards learning other behaviors as well.

Are Your Children at Risk for Obesity?

There are a lot of articles written about weight loss and numerous weight loss programs around, but only a few of those address the fact that our children are also overweight.

Children at Risk for Obesity

This is very sad considering that the number of obese children and teenagers has tripled in the last twenty years and those numbers are increasing.

Kids Won’t Eat Their Fruits And Veggies? Try Homemade Smoothies

Homemade smoothies are becoming more and more popular among moms who would like their kids to snack on more fruits. It’s really a great way to get our daily recommended allowance of 5 servings of fruit a day. And with kids, it’s a fun way to teach them about various fruits and get them involved in the kitchen.

healthy smoothies for kids recipe

One of the nicest things about smoothies is that you use the entire fruit. Unlike fruit juices where you only benefit from the juice, with smoothies, you make use of the pulp as well. The pulp is a good source of fiber, which is responsible for the feeling of fullness you get when you drink a glass of smoothie. It also helps our body digest food and eliminate waste much more efficiently.