Dealing With Picky Eaters

Variety is the spice of life—unless you’re a toddler who demands dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets and mac ’n’ cheese at every meal. Picky eating isn’t uncommon among youngsters, but that doesn’t make the issue any less frustrating for parents. Here are some ways you can make healthy foods more attractive to kiddos:   Taste test.  “Hey, […]

Digital Detox

I have a confession to make. I’m addicted. Yes, you read that right.  Let me explain.  I don’t smoke, do drugs, or drink alcohol. Neither do I use opioids or painkillers. My addiction isn’t to any kind of substance that I ingest. My addiction is to a little three-inch by six-inch oblong-shaped box made of […]

How Video Games Affect a Child’s Brain and Behavior

Like many parents with tech-savvy kids, educator Donna Volpitta, Ed.D., tries to provide practical guidance around electronics with her family, which includes two daughters and two sons, ranging in ages from 10 to 16. When it comes to video games, Volpitta’s fifth grader is typical of many boys his age. If kids aren’t coming over […]