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8 Reasons Why You Should Take That Lunch Hour (and Tips for How to Make It Count)

8 Reasons Why You Should Take That Lunch Hour (and Tips for How to Make It Count)

Lunch is important — it's a perfect chance to pencil in some much needed "me time" or do something healthy for yourself. Quit trying to power through the day. Instead, indulge in a mini-break daily. We've got eight reasons to love your lunch, plus tips on how to make the most out of your midday break.

What to Do When Your Kids' Sports Heroes Let Them Down

What to Do When Your Kids' Sports Heroes Let Them Down

Many kids look to professional athletes as role models, icons, and heroes. So when sports celebrities like Tiger Woods or Lance Armstrong get into trouble, they might feel let down. Here's advice on how to handle those tough situations and turn them into teachable moments.

Cure the Holiday Humdrums: Tips on How to De-Stress and Enjoy This Holiday Season

Cure the Holiday Humdrums: Tips on How to De-Stress and Enjoy This Holiday Season

Recapture your holiday spirit with these four simple steps, courtesy of family psychologist Dr. Susan Bartell.

Hosting the Holidays? Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy

Hosting the Holidays? Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy

If you decide to host a big family gathering during the holidays, you can make it into fun activity, and even get your kids involved in the process. Older children can help in the kitchen, while younger kids can be occupied with other activities. You can have a great Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukah and an overall memorable holiday season you, your children and your family will remember forever.

Parents: Be Thankful for Small Things this Holiday Season

Parents: Be Thankful for Small Things this Holiday Season

Take a step back from the season's commercialism to give thanks for the small things in your life, and in turn teach your children to be more thankful and optimistic.

Merry Stressmas: 'Tis The Overwhelming Season

Merry Stressmas: 'Tis The Overwhelming Season

Crowded, bustling malls, repeated trips to the airport to fetch long-lost relatives, and the constant shuffling of cookies and turkey out of your oven can translate into one reaction: stress. Christmas may be the season of love and celebration, but sometimes holiday festivities can become overwhelming.

Cure the Back-to-School Blues

Cure the Back-to-School Blues

New clothes: Check. Hannah Montana backpack: Check. Transformers lunch box: Check. No. 2 pencils, color-coded notebooks, and butterflies in stomach: Check, check, check! A new school year means different teachers, unfamiliar kids, and a whole new routine. This can be stressful for even the most confident, easygoing child—and for parents, too. But work together, and those first days can be a good learning experience for the whole family!

The Daddy Blues - Paternal Post Natal Depression

The Daddy Blues - Paternal Post Natal Depression

Postpartum depression doesn’t just affect new mothers.

Ways to Develop Self Esteem for Children

Ways to Develop Self Esteem for Children

Children with low self-esteem may appear to be well adjusted, but their attitude oozes defeat.

How to Quell Household Disputes and Restore Domestic Tranquility

How to Quell Household Disputes and Restore Domestic Tranquility

Like it or not, moms are usually the home “sheriffs” and the ones charged with “putting out the fires.” Momagers® (mom and manager) must be great problem solvers who can quell the almost daily sibling or spousal flare-ups. Effective mothering, put simply, requires fine-tuned conflict management skills.

How-to Raise an Optimistic Child

How-to Raise an Optimistic Child

I’ve been studying optimism – and how to teach it to children – for more than 15 years. The research is clear: optimism is a critical skill for happiness, health and success.

Taking STEPS to Help Teens

Taking STEPS to Help Teens

New pilot program in Rockland schools

Life After Tragedy

Life After Tragedy

When Alissa Torres was seven-and-a-half months pregnant, her husband, Eddie, started a new job at the World Trade Center. His second, and final, day was September 11, 2001. Widowed, Torres went on to give birth to the couple’s son, Joshua.




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