Should you seek Chiropractic care for your child?

December 22nd, 2014by admin


Chiropractic care for kidsThere has been much discussion of late about whether or not young children should be submitted to Chiropractic treatment.

This debate has caused considerable tension between Doctors and Chiropractors. With one side arguing that there is never a reason for a child to be treated by a chiropractor and the other side saying there is a huge list of problems that can be helped, reversed or cured with chiropractic help including such things as; ear infections, asthma, reflux, constipation, sleeping and breastfeeding problems.

This whole debate has been inflamed even more with one infants neck being allegedly fractured during a chiropractic treatment (fortunately the child made a full recovery).

So what is the answer?

As with most things in life there is no clear yes or no answer, so perhaps the best suggestion would be to proceed with caution.

Five Fun Ways to Help Children Learn About Great American Heroes This Holiday Season

December 18th, 2014by admin


american-historyWhen it comes to thinking about American history, some of us cringe. We’re reminded of school days when we were compelled to learn about dead people we couldn’t relate to and “important” dates that were anything but that to us. Everyone, however, loves a good story, and when history is taught as a series of stories, it is as fascinating as any work of fiction you will read.

For 20 years, I have researched, written songs, made albums  and performed thousands of school concerts about great Americans.  When heroes are presented to children as real people with the  same complexities, challenges, losses and triumphs as the rest of us, they become  real and believable.

Here are five fun ways you and your elementary school child can dive in and become hero know-it-alls.

 

Read them Fifty American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet!

It’s time for a conversation about how many 11–15 year olds drink alcohol

December 17th, 2014by admin


wine glassAs a parent, knowing what young teens are thinking at any given time is a difficult task I’m all too aware of.

A recent survey conducted by AB InBev UK, the world’s largest brewer, has shown that this is especially true when it comes to the drinking habits of 11 – 15 year olds.

There appears to be a massive gap between what parents think their children’s attitudes to alcohol are and what these attitudes really are.

The survey revealed that parents think that 57% of 11 – 15 year olds have consumed alcohol at some point whereas official data puts the real percentage at 39%.

On average, 7 out of 10 parents assumed that a larger number of young people had tried alcohol when this is simply not the case.