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Mar
11

Preparing for the Worst Day of the Year: Daylight Saving Spring Forward

written by Tara Haelle

The worst day of the year is upon us: this weekend, we “spring forward” for Daylight Saving Time this Sunday, March 13. It’s a double whammy because we lose an hour of sleep AND still must deal with the havoc that one hour of sleep shift creates for our kids. (I regard autumn’s “fall back” […]

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Sep
28

Cyberbullying Guest Post: Know the statistics and how to help your children

written by Tara Haelle

Today’s post is from guest contributor Amy Williams, a writer and former social worker in Southern California. She previously specialized in teen behavioral issues and has created an infographic (sourced with secondary sources) below with statistics on cyberbullying. She has two children of her own and can be found at her website here or on […]

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Sep
9

The new Scooby Doo movie really steps in it

written by Tara Haelle

For those of you in the same age demographic as me, you probably grew up hearing this tune on Saturday mornings: “Scooby Dooby Doo,Where are you? We got some work to do now. Scooby Dooby Doo,Where are you? We need some help from you now.” And oh boy, oh boy do we need some help. […]

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Aug
2

Could camping be the cure to all your sleep woes?

written by Tara Haelle

I’m back! My apologies for the long absence — the summer time travel schedule becomes quite hectic, especially when combined with work deadlines. In addition, our family also took a one-week vacation to Costa Rica the week before last, during which I outlawed myself from the Internet (unless needed for hotel bookings or travel-related utility), including […]

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Apr
16

Exploring the big-picture factors contributing to child obesity

written by Tara Haelle

Childhood obesity is one of those issues that isn’t going away any time soon, even if it seems as though we’ve already been hearing too much about it. Rates continue to climb throughout most of the US, with some notable exceptions, and public health officials, doctors, parents and schools continue to scramble to find causes […]

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