The potty-talk police
- Sometimes, even the most curse-averse of parents get singed.
(DAVID BADDERS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
What are kids asking Santa Claus for this year?
- A 19-year mall veteran tells of studying toy catalogs, staying cool in the big red suit, and making sure not to promise too much.
Combating childhood obesity
- In the long drawn out battle to fight the childhood obesity epidemic, public health advocates, schools, parents - heck, even the first lady - have been trying a variety of strategies to see what, if anything, really works.
OPINION: Battling children’s obesity
- Are avocados good for you? What about plain cereal? Parental food myths are part of a larger problem in our culture.
- Pediatricians advise parents of young children that they should manage cavity prevention as they would battle any chronic illness.
How do we talk to our kids about weight?
- For all the national conversations about eliminating childhood obesity - and it’s a favorite subject for luminaries as varied as first lady Michelle Obama, TV doctor Mehmet Oz, and rapper 50 Cent - there’s still one place where the discussion doesn’t flow so easily: at home.
A rising hunger among children
- Doctors at a major Boston hospital report they are seeing more hungry and dangerously thin young children in the emergency room than at any time in more than a decade of surveying families.
- Red Sox David Ortiz was on Boston Common yesterday for Live Positively, Get the Ball Rolling, a healthy lifestyle clinic sponsored by Coca-Cola and the Red Sox.
Local librarians recommend their favorites
- For most kids, school’s out for the summer, and before long, your kids may be looking for a few good books to curl up with. (OK, that might be a little optimistic. Maybe you will be looking for those books and eagerly handing them over.)