Love Yourself Out Loud

The Importance of Healthy Body Image in Childhood Did you know that children as young as 5-6 can develop a distorted view of their bodies? In later years, teens with negative self-image are more likely to develop mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Young children and teens with distorted perceptions about their body are likely to engage in unsafe weight-loss behavior. They’re also likely … Continue reading Love Yourself Out Loud

Fighting to Stay Together

There’s an old saying: Families that break bread together are families that stay together. The Spells family doesn’t only believe in breaking bread together; they actually break boards together. That’s one of the many techniques the Spells family has picked up while learning taekwondo together. Will and Jessica Spells are the owners of S and S Automotive and Diesel of Valdosta, Georgia, and they — … Continue reading Fighting to Stay Together

Is ADHD Overdiagnosed?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder often diagnosed in children that can continue into adulthood. Diagnostic criteria for ADHD are outlined by the American Psychiatric Association. Like the name of the disorder says, people with ADHD generally have trouble paying attention for extended periods of time and can become hyperactive. People with ADHD might have trouble listening, following instructions, organizing tasks and items, … Continue reading Is ADHD Overdiagnosed?

Do K-12 Students Unlearn Material Over Summer Break?

Parents want their children to excel academically, which is why they could worry that summer break — a time in which many students sleep in, vacation, play video games, or lounge around the pool instead of studying — could cause kids to backslide and forget what they learned during the school year. Those parents might be on to something. The phenomenon of students unlearning academic … Continue reading Do K-12 Students Unlearn Material Over Summer Break?

What’s the Right Way to Feed Your Baby?

The debate rages on about breastfeeding versus bottle feeding. While some are adamant that breastfeeding is the best and only way, there’s something to be said about the toxic nature of the current conversation. The focus on breastfeeding as a superior feeding method is also exclusionary. While research shows that breastfeeding has unarguable benefits for baby and mother, the debate lacks a particular nuance. There’s … Continue reading What’s the Right Way to Feed Your Baby?