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Skateboarding, Snowboarding, and Skiing Injuries

Canada's Yuki Tsubota crashes on the final jump in the ladies' ski slopestyle at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. (Mark Reis/Colorado Springs Gazette/MCT via Getty Images)

If your teen is a skateboarder, snowboarder, or skiing fanatic, you know that injuriesare just as much part of the scene as the skaterboy hairdo. It is just expected, like the sun coming up each day. Experts say that less than 4 injuries occur for every 1,000 days of skateboarding, skiing, or snowboarding. Sometimes these injuries are minor and only require home care. Sometimes, however, they can be more critical and life-threatening Continue reading

Allow your child to pursue a hobby


Psychiatrist Sanjay Chugh says stress can lead to unhealthy lifestyle and even depression, especially to young ones. So parents should not stop their kids from pursuing their hobbies. In fact they should encourage their children to find a pleasurable activity. “Cultivating a hobby not only provided enjoyment, but will also ensure they meet more kids and make friends,” Chugh said Continue reading

Have you Ever Considered Single Dad Dating?


If you want to know the real truth about what is going on in life today, let me start by telling you that there are many single dads out there who are into divorce dating simply because there is just so much divorce going on, and that is a sad thing to see. Many of the wives leave their husbands and many of them choose not take their children along with them. Other times Continue reading

Independent Toddlers and Toddler Independence


Somewhere along this parenting road I heard (or read) that there’s a great window of opportunity to teach kids to be good helpers with life skills when they are young, really young, like 2 to 4 years old young. These are the ages where they get excited over doing new and challenging things that are easy and mundane to us big people. So every so often I do the right thing and include my kids on simple chores like little cooking tasks, laundry, setting the table, but more often than not I forget or decide it’s not worth the bother Continue reading

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