The next time you go to a restaurant with your kids, you might do a double take after looking at the kids’ menu. That’s because nowadays you are just as likely to find entrée choices like oven-baked French fries and fried shrimp with cocktail sauce sharing the page with burgers, hot dogs and mac-n-cheese. The restaurant industry’s youngest patrons, it turns out, are developing more sophisticated palates.
I spend a lot of time talking about dads in this column. Because I’m a dad. But May means Mother’s Day, and the moms in my life — particularly my mom, my wife and my mother-in-law — deserve more plaudits than I could ever fit here. In fact, they’re the main reasons I’m able to type these words.
While parents never want to see their child stuck on the sidelines, knee injuries are a common cause of missed time from sports in pediatric and adolescent athletes. Knowing how to identify various knee injuries can help athletes get diagnosed, treated and back to playing sooner rather than later. And always consult your child’s pediatrician with any concerns about your child’s health.
With so much focus on making sure kids have "good self-esteem," we parents tend to take every opportunity to tell our kids that they're great. However, two influential researchers have discovered that self-esteem is based on kids feeling a sense of control over their environments.
My pal Mila has six mouths to feed. She spends $900 on groceries each month. She coupons, shops the sales and cooks at home. She’s doing great — spending less than a typical American family of four for groceries, according to the USDA — but money is tight.