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What’s Missing From Lady Gaga’s Born This Way?

posted by Linda Mintle

Since I finally had a chance to watch the panel meeting with Lady Gaga at Harvard University where she launched her foundation, Born This Way. Lady Gaga was very engaging, passionate about helping create better communities that embrace kindness, love […]

How To Handle a Bully

posted by Linda Mintle

Now that we are well into the school year, kids everywhere are faced with the challenge of how to deal with bullies. Here’s a typical encounter: Your 5th grade son is playing soccer on the playground at recess. A 6th […]

Serena, Stop the Bullying!

posted by Linda Mintle

Another U.S. Open Grand Slam tennis tournament is over. What stands out in this year’s competition? Unfortunately, it’s not the incredible play of the Americans. It’s our leading lady, Serena Williams. Serena is an amazing athlete,  I love to watch […]

Debt Ceiling Crisis is Like Watching a Dysfunctional Family

posted by Linda Mintle

I don’t like to write about politics but I am really over this debt ceiling decision! I’m tired of all the fear tactics and bullying! This is what it feels like to me. We’ve got parents who haven’t paid attention […]

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Health Worries? The Internet a Blessings and a Curse!
So I am reading the morning paper, enjoying my coffee, when I come across a small article tucked in the health and wellness section of the Wall Street Journal. According to research in a British journal, calcium supplements, typically used to prevent osteoporosis, now appear to increase the risk f

posted 7:00:12am Jul. 09, 2014 | read full post »

10 Ways to Help Your Child With Nightmares
Sarah sat up in bed and began to cry. Another nightmare woke her from a deep sleep. Between the ages of three and six, nightmares occur for two developmental reasons: 1) Fears begin to develop 2) A child’s imagination is very active. Being overly tired, getting irregular sleep, dealing with str

posted 6:46:26am Jul. 07, 2014 | read full post »

Teen Health Risk Report Card: How Does Your Teen Fare?
A new government survey on teens and health risk behaviors has been released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) looks at six types of health risk behaviors that contribute to leading causes of death and disability. The National Risk

posted 7:00:00am Jul. 03, 2014 | read full post »

Commercials That Empower Girls: Much Ado About Nothing
Have you noticed the trend?  Companies trying to sell us hair and feminine products, soap and make-up are targeting girls with messages of empowerment. Stop being weak, telling people you are sorry and wallowing in low self-esteem! #GirlsCan! First it was Dove's Real Beauty campaign, then the

posted 7:03:03am Jul. 02, 2014 | read full post »

The HOT Trend that Could Be Deadly: Size Triple O Jeans
I was listening to the news and heard a story about the latest fashion fad--triple O jeans. Yes, you read that right OOO! I didn't even know there was such a size.  And frankly, that size should be in the children's department. According to the Fox News reporter, the average waist size of someo

posted 7:00:12am Jun. 30, 2014 | read full post »


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