Pleasanton community hosting barbecue plate sale for woman who had hands, feet amputated after giving birth
The Pleasanton community is hosting a barbecue plate sale for a local woman who had to have her hands and feet amputated after developing a life-threatening infection just days after delivering her second child.
Families will need to apply for free school breakfast, lunches this school year
The government was able to supply breakfast and lunch to students during the pandemic, but that program no longer exists and that means many parents are going to have to go back to making sure their child leaves the house with lunch money.
How to raise readers and expand young minds
The pandemic is being blamed for an increase in babies and toddlers missing their talking and reading milestones. It’s not because of the isolation or the masks that covered everyone’s face, it’s because their parents have been too busy working from home to devote enough time to them.
Here’s what makes ‘positive parenting’ different—and why psychologists say it's one of the best parenting styles
There's no shortage of parenting styles these days. But according to parenting expert Amy McCready, "positive parenting" is one of the most effective. Here's why psychologists agree — and how it works.cnbc.com
Healthy eating for kids: How to talk to them about good food habits
By modeling, parents can give kids a framework to help set their little ones up healthy eating habits as they mature. But in trying to coerce kids into eating healthy foods such as whole grains or vegetables, parents could inadvertently make their children overeat. To try and kickstart healthy eating behaviors in their kids, many parents find themselves offering rewards or incentives to kids who keep eating, even if it's past the point of fullness. Incorporate healthy foods into things they already like: You can pair healthy foods with more delectable ones. Along with eating healthy foods, the AHA's dietary recommendations also suggest being physically active for at least 60 minutes per day.
Why now is the time to embrace video games for kids
CNN Before the pandemic, video games were a weekend-only activity in our house, allowed for one hour a day, Saturday and Sunday. The benefits of collaborative video gaming"In spite of the stereotype of the socially awkward pale gamer, games are a good way to socially connect," said Rachel Kowert, research psychologist and author of "A Parent's Guide to Video Games: The Essential Guide to Understanding How Video Games Impact Your Child's Physical, Social and Psychological Well-Being." Also, researchers have found that children who were socially engaged while playing video games were more likely to be civically engaged as adults. All video games aren't created equalWill every kid benefit from every video game? Researchers haven't been able to find a clear relationship between playful aggression in video games and aggression in real life.
Picky eating linked to demanding parents who limit foods, study says
Lower levels of picky eating in children were associated with parents imposing few restrictions on foods and a lack of pressure to eat. Researchers asked parents to respond to questionnaires describing their child's level of picky eating and how the parents were handling the issue. Picky eaters and weightThe good news about picky eating is that studies show it doesn't appear to cause weight gain. That was evident in this new study as well, where picky eating was associated with lower body mass (BMI) scores. More reassuring: Giving up the power struggle over food may actually cut your child's picky eating behavior.
Masks are too dangerous for children under two, Japanese experts warn
CNN Wearing masks has become increasingly common during the coronavirus pandemic, but they should not be used by children under the age of two, according to the Japan Pediatric Association. "It is possible that masks make it difficult for infants to breathe and increase the risks of heat stroke," reads the leaflet. Infants have narrower airways and masks can make it more difficult to breathe, increasing the burden on their lungs, it continues. Infants are relatively low risk for coronavirus infections and the association concludes that masks are not necessary for infants under two years old. The ban list expanded by 11 countries this week and forbids foreign nationals who stayed in those countries from entering Japan.
Spurs Sports Academy to host free virtual basketball clinics for youth starting June 1
SAN ANTONIO The Spurs Sports Academy is offering free virtual basketball clinics to children starting on June 1, a press release said. Young athletes will be able to improve their basketball skills while maintaining social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic during the two-week long clinics. Spurs Sports Academy, digital software company launch virtual basketball workoutsAccording to the press release, the clinics will provide instruction to players by helping them learn fundamentals. Spurs Sports Academy said the virtual clinics will feature guest appearances, including Spurs Assistant Coach Will Hardy and Spurs TV analysts and former players Matt Bonner and Sean Elliott, as well as sessions with Train the Mind, and live Q&As with Spurs camp coaches. 2020 Virtual Spurs Basketball ClinicsSession 1 June 1-4Boys & Girls | Ages 6-14Session 2 June 8-11Boys & Girls | Ages 6-14
If your kids are acting out, they might just be sad
Kids are sad because they're missing their friends, routines, structure and predictability, said Christopher Willard, a psychiatry lecturer at Harvard Medical School and author of "The Breathing Book," a breathing practice book for kids. With the advice of a psychiatrist and a psychologist who specialize in working with children, parents can pause and respond productively. "That's been hard for our kids," Willard said. "They're doing it because they're sad, they're lonely; maybe they're hungry or tired. Playtime is also a period for kids to relax with their parents, Alvord said, and they might share more then.