Dozens of studies have looked at how children view their bodies and when the best age to intervene would be to promote body satisfaction. It appears this can occur as young as 7-9 years old. My graduate school thesis was on this very topic and was shocked how many children in kindergarten and first grade... Continue Reading →
It’s Zucchini Season!
If you have a garden at home, or know someone who does, chances are you are busting at the seams with zucchini. It's that time of year that all your hard work has come together and your fresh produce is piling up on your kitchen counter. Well have no fear, this week's recipe is zucchini... Continue Reading →
Go – Slow – Whoa
Ever wish you could teach your kids about healthy foods without totally jading them into the black and white thinking of "good" and "bad?" Moderation truly is the key to success with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Well look no further, here's a super simple way to begin introducing this concept - Go! Slow! and... Continue Reading →
Mindfulness in the Classroom
Teachers!! You can get a FREE subscription to Calm to use in your classrooms. Please check it out! This is a great way to introduce mindfulness and meditation to kids. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2Z5CJTS Meditation can truly change you back to school game this year. I encourage EVERYONE to find a way to incorporate mindfulness and... Continue Reading →
Starting The Day On Track
With the school year just around the corner, I've gotten a number of requests for healthy breakfast recipes and tips for starting the day smoothly. The most important thing is preparation. If you plan in advance you will succeed - I promise! Whether you're trying to follow a healthy diet, fuel your kids or just... Continue Reading →
Get your kids cooking!
How do I get my kid to eat vegetables? What should I do when my child won’t eat dinner? My child refuses to eat what I make (so I usually make him something else) - what can I do? These are just a few of the numerous questions I receive about child eating habits. I... Continue Reading →
Zones of Regulation
I'm not going to lie - I learned about this when trying to figure out how to be better parent and help my oldest son regulate his feelings better. But honestly, adults need this too... Many people go through life and don't acknowledge how they are feeling unless it's a big feeling (excited, enraged, shame),... Continue Reading →
What do your kids need from you?
I heard this question yesterday and it really made me think - What is it that your kids need from you? Obviously the basics - love, affection, food, water, shelter, safety. But when you really think about it, what do they actually need from you? What is your purpose in their lives right now? It took... Continue Reading →