The power of thank you: UGA research links gratitude to positive marital outcomes

2018-04-29T12:29:45+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Benevolence, Communicativeness, Generosity, Health, Relationships|

A key ingredient to improving couples' marriages might just be gratitude, according to new University of Georgia research.   The study was recently published in the journal Personal Relationships.   "We found that feeling appreciated and believing that your spouse values you directly influences how you feel about your marriage, how committed you are to [...]

Gamblers more likely to have suffered childhood traumas, research shows

2017-08-28T13:58:30+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Health, Psychology, Social Issues, Sports|

Source: University of Lincoln   Men with problem and pathological gambling addictions are more likely to have suffered childhood traumas including physical abuse or witnessing violence in the home, according to new research. Psychologists examined responses in a survey of more than 3,000 men on a variety of life factors, and found that just over [...]

How to Encourage Self-Esteem in Your Child

2017-09-24T13:59:20+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Health, Parenting|

Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch [...]

Sleep Hygiene for Kids: Encouraging Healthy Habits

2017-09-04T14:44:33+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Health|

Children need sleep. This is an immutable fact that's been discovered by many parents and one that Park (2009) stresses must be applied. In order to obtain the necessary amount of sleep to function, a child must be taught to acclimate to a set bedtime, and a set time to wake up in the morning. [...]

Talking to Teens About Texting While Driving

2017-09-04T14:21:11+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Health|

With each new generation of kids there are always new challenges to be faced. Despite the fact that the first text message was supposedly sent in 1992, it would not become a preferred method of communication until a decade later. Even in the early 2000s texting was still in its infancy, though its popularity began [...]

Internet health information can reduce parents’ trust in doctors’ diagnoses

2017-08-28T14:00:19+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Health, Technology|

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics   Research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting suggests online health information can influence whether parents trust a diagnosis made by their child's doctor, potentially leading to delayed treatment.   The study abstract, "Paging Dr. Google: The Effects of Online Health Information on Parental Trust in Pediatrician' Medical [...]

Healthy Eating: A delicious way to keep your family healthy!

2017-08-27T22:54:52+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Health|

I posted a carrot-based juice recipe this past Sunday and got some great responses to it.  This makes me really happy.  It means that I'm not wasting my time blogging.  Also, it means that I'm helping other families with their healthy eating!  This is really important to me; healthy eating is a lifestyle, rather than just [...]

Educating Children About Alcoholism

2017-08-27T22:54:57+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Health|

Families have different issues and unique beliefs. It is up to parents to give their children a set of values at home. Children who do not get this from home often end up going with the first group in society that adopts them. It is much better for us to help our children form this [...]