Tag: parenting

Eating Through the Holidays

family crafting togetherGuest Blogger: Jennifer Bram, MD, Pediatric Primary Care, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center

The season of eating your way through Halloween to Valentine’s Day or even Easter is coming upon us with maddening speed. So many celebrations with delicious treats everywhere you look! It’s easy to lose track of your family’s health goals. How can you stay in control?

Social Media: The Effect on Young People and Eating Disorders

social media iconsGuest Blogger: Suzanne Allen, CPNP, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent Medicine, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center  with Ariana Delostritto, Marketing and Communications

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Those suffering with eating disorders have unhealthy emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding weight, body, and food that can have life-threatening consequences. Many of those who struggle often feel isolated from friends and family, and use extreme tactics to keep their behavior a secret.

Got Lunch Figured Out for School? Share Your Ideas.

packed lunchIt’s 7 am, and you just packed yet another PB&J with an apple for your child’s lunch. Maybe tomorrow, you’ll really be adventurous and add some marshmallow fluff. Whoa … slow down … let’s not get too crazy. There’s always bologna.

Join the conversation. Don’t look now, but school will be back in session before you know it. We want you to share with each other what you plan on packing in your kids’ lunch bags. Your ideas may help another parent get out of a rut and maybe inspire kids to try something new.

For inspiration, check out this previous post on lunchbox snacks your kids won’t give away.

 

How Five Seconds Can Change Your Life

driver using cell phoneGuest Blogger: Mariann Manno, MD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Emergency Services, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center

Are you guilty? Just a little? Do you sneak a peek? Only at stop signs or red lights? Well, maybe just once in a great while when absolutely necessary…

Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55 mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded.