10 Tips to Taming and Transitioning The Type A Child

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All things indirectly affect each other especially our children’s disposition and nutrition intake. Knowing this, I am sharing with you the advice of my son’s teacher. I asked the teacher, “What are some words of wisdom moms like myself can share with their Type A child when he/she transitions to a new school or grade next year?” Here are her answers:
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Is Your Tween Hiding Her Lunch?

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My 11 year old granddaughter is hiding her sandwiches and lunchables that are packed for her lunch in her room; sometimes before she even leaves for school. My granddaughter has hidden evidence of "sneaked" food before when she was very young but this is a new behavior. What should I do?
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Kids Eat Right

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All too often, however, I have seen the negative consequences of focusing exclusively on a child or adolescent’s weight and body mass index.
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Does your child need a Speech Language Pathologist or an Occupational Therapist?

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Is your kid a picky eater, or is something else going on? Read on to learn if your child needs an evaluation by a speech and language pathologist or occupational therapist.
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A Look into Beauty

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Body image is a big component of health. It’s easy to feel pressure to lose weight or tone-up when every magazine in the stand has “The Best Way to Cut 10 inches in 10 Days!” The Internet can be a firestorm for Photoshopped images of celebrities and friends trying to reach a threshold for beauty and health. In a now infamous quote from Cindy Crawford, she laments how she “wished [she] looked like Cindy Crawford.” The most important fact we can take with us as we move forward is that images on a screen do not reflect reality.
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TriplED

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It didn’t take long for my new college friends to notice my unusual eating habits; they approached me in the fall of my sophomore year—and encouraged me to utilize the student-counseling center.
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Positive Interactions: How Friends Affect Our Health

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I needed to keep my two boys as active as possible during their spring break from school. My intent was to safeguard their physical health—and my own personal mental health as well! Continue reading on how the boys and I stayed active during their spring break...
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