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    Special Needs Educator Emphasizes the Importance of Cooking as a Key Life Skill

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    NEW COOKBOOK OFFERS DELICIOUS, EVERYDAY RECIPES FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY-CHALLENGED COMMUNITY OR ANY YOUNG PERSON LEARNING TO COOK      In her 11 years of experience working with special education students, Beverly Worth Palomba has found that developmentally-challenged individuals require certain teaching strategies. After developing a culinary arts class for her special needs students, she found […]

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    Solving the Healthy Lunch Dilemma w/ @emeals

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Don’t be tricked by labels that promise health benefits, or fun, colorful packaging that your son or daughter will love. Fruit roll-ups seem like the childhood dream food, but they have three types of sugar listed in the first five ingredients and some brands also have trans fats and artificial colors, which may lead to […]

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    Teen Steroid Use Alarming Findings – Awareness Efforts

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    A recent research study conducted by University of Minnesota researchers found that teens are using steroids and muscle-enhancing substances at higher rates than previously thought.  The study found that 5.9 percent of boys in the survey reported using steroids, while the rate among girls was 4.6 percent. The findings were surprising, especially since some of the steroid […]

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Adventure Book for Children Earns National Outdoor Book Award & Rave Reviews

Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: BOTSWANA Wins National Outdoor Book Award The National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) is the outdoor world’s largest and most prestigious book award program.  They have recently recognized Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana, by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet, as the winner in the Children’s Category. NOBA is a non-profit, […]


GIRL POWER!! How Do You Raise Kind, Successful Kids When You Have No Role Model to Follow?

Field Guide to Plugged-In Parenting, Even If You Were Raised by Wolves By Terri Fedonczak NEW GUIDE HELPS PARENTS BUILD A PLAN TO CONNECT WITH THEIR CHILDREN, REGARDLESS OF THEIR UPBRINGING  THE BOOK: Regardless of circumstances, many parents want to raise their children differently than they were raised. Fedonczak, who specializes in parent and teen […]


Four Thanksgiving De-Stress Tips Served Up by Blogger Dani DiPirro

NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2013 — “Thanksgiving is fast approaching and many people are feeling a sense of dread,” notes mindfulness blogger Dani DiPirro. “The holiday should fill us with gratitude, but it’s not unusual to feel more panicked than peaceful. Staying thankful, even during the most stressful moments, is one of the best ways […]


Johnny Weir as Dora the Explorer’s Ice Skating Coach in New Nickelodeon Promo

Figure Skating Superstar Johnny Weir Appears in New Dora the Explorer Promotional Spot   NEW YORK – Nov. 19, 2013 – ‘Tis the season for an icy adventure as Nickelodeon debuts the brand-new Dora the Explorer primetime special, “Dora’s Ice Skating Spectacular,” on Monday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT).   The half-hour special features actress […]


Spooksville Freak Files

LOS ANGELES — The Hub Network, a destination for kids and their families, is launching two entertaining digital initiatives — a series of webisodes called “Spooksville Freak Files” and an adventurous online game, “Streets of Spooksville” — to further engage viewers in the enticing and unfolding mystery behind its new live-action series, “Spooksville,” which airs […]


NY “Shock” Exchange – How a Group of Inner-City Kids Predicted the Great Recession

When someone remarries, they often begin a “blended family” full of hopes and dreams. However, they soon find themselves faced with intense and often unexpected challenges – unhappy kids, constant differences in disciplinary styles, food, money, and a million other details of family life… not to mention ex-spouses. Dr. Patricia Papernow, a renowned psychologist and […]