With the May Issue of Oregon Family Magazine we welcome in Summer and all that it brings. Preview the issue and read the digital edition.
Any parent of a teen knows that the adolescent years can be bumpy, to say the least. They are filled with mood swings, hormone changes and oftentimes a lot of arguing. But don't be discouraged; it's not all bad. The good thing about arguing is that it provides teachable moments. And that's what the teen years are all about. Parents have multiple opportunities to teach, shape and mold their teen. New research suggests that having wholesome arguments with your teen may actually help them say "NO" to peer pressure. As parents, we all know that that can be a good thing.
Debunking Talented and Gifted (TAG)
GMO food is really getting some attention - here's a high-level look at what all the BUZZ is about, and how it impacts you and your family.
A look at how video games and violent movies/television effects cognitive and behavioral health of young minds... specifically with regard to "desensitizing" them to violence.
Ted was an eight year old with the curiosity of a scientist; however, he couldn’t sit still when he tried to read. He tilted and turned his head so much that his body tipped until he fell right out of his chair. “We thought it was an attention problem but now we know it was as if he was trying to follow the words, but the words tumbled right off the page,” his father described after Ted’s successful treatment for a hidden vision problem. Ted had “perfect eyesight.” 20/20 vision in each eye, just as previous vision screenings had reported; however, he could not comfortably and accurately maintain good efficient eye teaming.
This summer, as you travel, you may be able to take some technology along with you. The great thing about apps and e-books is the amount of space they save in your bags! Whether you have an Android device, an Apple device, or even a computer, there are lots of tech choices. Here are some fun apps and e-books that you may want to consider loading up on your devices before you go, or even just for summer enjoyment around home.
It’s easy to grab a bag of chips or a handful of cookies to give yourself a boost of energy to make it through the day. But those choices aren’t always the most nutritious. It is possile, however, to make better snack choices that actually taste good, and are good for you.
It’s no secret it takes work to make a family, well, work. Individual personalities, daily situations and family dynamics all play roles in the development of a successful relationship. These factors are even truer when trying to blend a family.
"Daddy puts on your bras sometimes," my then 4-year-old said nonchalantly as I tried on lingerie in a department store dressing room.