Archive for June, 2011

Restaurant Menus, What to Avoid

Author: Tammy Parkinson, CPT, ACSM, NASM, Nutritionist,
Body Firm Personal Training & Nutrition Consulting

Your body is the coolest thing you will ever own!

Ordering off the menu at a restaurant can be sabatoge your healthy hard work. One difference in preparation can take your dinner choice from a 700 calorie meal to a 2,700 calorie meal. Use the following as a quick guide for preparations to avoid at your favorite restaurants. And remember: graduation parties, summer vacations, business meetings, and “date nights” do not have to be the enemy of a healthy lifestyle. Be careful especially about eating at fast food restaurants. Here are some ideas that the fast food restaurants should heed.

The iPad In Your Child’s Toy Box, Enhancing Play with Technology

Author: Lisa “Luna” DeCurtis, M.A., CCC-SLP

Parents are using mobile technology at an ever-increasing rate and therefore need to constantly be using their critical thinking skills to determine which apps are the most appropriate for their child’s learning style and development. There are a number of factors to consider when selecting apps –both for home use and when integrating them into a child’s educational program- and I’ll discuss how to make wise choices based on various developmental theories. Click here for affordable health insurance plans.

Bilingual Development in Young Children

Author: Lisa “Luna” DeCurtis, M.A., CCC-SLP

There’s extensive research from around the world that supports the benefits of raising a bilingual or multilingual child. Many parents have questions about the best way to integrate two or more languages in the home. Similarly professionals need guidance on how to support a bilingual or multilingual child in an educational setting.

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Here are 3 key factors to understand what goes into a child becoming bilingual or multilingual, as well as information on the language learning process to guide professionals who assess bilingual or multilingual children. These include the order of acquisition, the language input, and the time-ordered process to become bilingual.

How to Teach a Child Another Language

Author: Lisa “Luna” DeCurtis, M.A., CCC-SLP

There is extensive research from around the world that supports the benefits of raising a bilingual or multilingual child. Parents often have questions about what they need to consider when raising their child bilingually. When acquiring a second language, some key factors include: how long you’re exposed to both languages, how much opportunity there is for input to process it and output to practice it, and how the culture and community you live in uses and values the language. Click here for affordable health insurance plans.

Tantrums…Everybody Has Them, What Parents Can Do

Author – Moira Sullivan, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Everyone has witnessed a child throw a tantrum. For Parents, it is nerve wracking, embarrassing, exhausting and makes them want to throw their own tantrum. What should a parent do? Grandparents and Great Grandparents everywhere nostalgically remind us that “in their day, a good slap with the belt….” But, spanking is a parents’ own tantrum, a reaction to something a parent does not like. There are better ways to quell a child’s tantrum and reduce their frequency.

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June is Home Safety Month – Is Your Home Covered?

Author: Kerry Tuma, CIC, Senior Account Executive, The Leavitt Group

June is National Home Safety Month, and that makes it a great time to review your personal insurance lines to make sure that your insurance coverage is adequate for everything in your home. There are many home safety issues that can affect your insurance coverage and may need to be added to your insurance policies. The following safety practices that can affect insurance:

1) Trampolines – some carriers exclude injuries from their usage; some will provide coverage but mandate use of mesh enclosure

Men’s Health: Options for your Balding Head

Anne Marie McNeill, MD, PhD, is a board-certified dermatologist with a PhD in pharmacology. Her practice is located in Orange County, CA. In this blog she gives practical advice for every man out there that dreads losing his hair.

Hair loss and balding in men is largely genetic, right?

Dr. McNeill: Yes. Balding is mostly genetic. There may be environmental factors, as well, but these are poorly understood.

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