Each summer, my wife and I make the annual cross-country pilgrimage to visit family. If you’ve never had the pleasure of taking a long vacation with multiple young children…Read More
If someone asked you to describe your lifestyle, do you think you would use words like satisfying, healthy, and balanced? If you fall short in any of those categories, chances are you’re neglecting some important self-care practices.Read More
I almost never use an alarm, except for rare and unpleasant occasions like an early morning flight out of SFO. Yet, two weeks from now, I’ll be heading to bed early (which is a minor death for me), and setting the clock app on my phone for a 4:00am wake-up.Read More
It’s a New Year.
When the ball dropped at 12 am on January 1, 2018 your life was magically reset, and the slate was wiped clean. At this moment you are starting a brand new chapter, where the pages are still unwritten. Your outlook on the upcoming year is filled with possibilities and opportunities.Read More
Sound familiar? You are not alone. Almost everyone I know has been experiencing anxiety in some form recently. Whether it is from politics, concerns about health care, police brutality, life stress, loss, hormonal changes, or some unknown reason – there is a lot to feel anxious about these days!Read More
An infant massage not only ensures quality time between the parent and the infant, but it improves the well being of the baby as well. Massages control hormones, which lead to controls of stress, improve sleep and minimize crying...Read More
Self-esteem is important for the development and growth of children. Children who have low self-esteem, have negative thoughts about themselves, give up easily and feel like they do not belong at school or in groups/sports...Read More
Parents are often feeling stressed out from managing busy schedules and raising kids. We learned via Psychology Today that there are several ways to decrease stress in parents. They reported that, "Numerous studies have shown that parents who report higher levels of parenting stress are more likely to be authoritarian, harsh, and negative in their interactions with their child (e.g., Deater-Deckard & Scarr, 1996). Furthermore, parenting stress decreases the quality of the parent-child relationship."
Here are 4 ways you can destress and create harmony as a family!Read More
We learned via The Science Daily that new research from the University of Cambridge found that friendships and family support are highly important in helping prevent depression among teenagers. Moreover, they found that "teenagers who had grown up in a difficult family environment were more likely than their peers to be bullied at school".Read More
It is never too late to teach children about body positivity! An article by Romper shared tips for how to talk to your children about body image. Knowing how to communicate healthy messages about body image to kids is an important skill every parent should learn.
Here are 5 tips to help you start the conversation!Read More
According to the Huffington Post, Pediatricians often recommend parents routinely read aloud to their young children. Research shows that reading aloud to children activates the parts of their brains that help with mental imagery and understanding narrative. This is key for the development of language and literacy.Read More
The National Fatherhood Initiative is a major advocate for infant massage between fathers and their babies. Naturally, mothers are the primary caregivers to their newborn babies. However, that does not mean that dads are left out. Research shows that "when a child has a significant bond with their father, this bond contributes greatly to child outcomes. " Child do better physically, emotionally and scholastically when both parents are involved in their lives.Read More