The Better Kids Blog

4 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Confidence

By Lauren Tessin, Guest contributor When it comes to children, they have a mind of their own..

Keeping kids calm during stormy weather

Hello, Ed here again. Yesterday's devastating tornado in Oklahoma is a somber reminder of th..

Bicycle safety tips for kids

Hello, this is Ed Holpfer with the Better Kids Institute. The weather is finally turning war..

Clean plate policies may cause unhealthy eating habits later in life

"You'd better finish what's on your plate or your aren't getting any dessert!" We all rememb..

Persuasion and Motivation For Our Kids

Everyone needs some motivation from time to time and when it comes to getting a child to do som..

Many Kids’ Meal Items Offer Little Nutrition Study Finds

I just read this article from CNN discussing the findings from a nonprofit health advocacy grou..

Make A Healthy And Quick Breakfast For Kids

We've all been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives us energy, i..

Keeping Our Kids Safe Online

The speed at which technology is progressing is so rapid that keeping your kids safe while they..

Getting Past the Stigma of ADHD

I did not know I had ADHD when I was in high school. Sure I was one of the more easily distract..

True words at the middle school

Good reminder to kids as they pass through the doors of the middle school — and to the rest ..

Type 1 and 2 Diabetes Overview

Diabetes is a disease where the body doesn’t produce or effectively use insulin – a hormone..

Childhood Obesity Overview

Childhood obesity is a significant and growing problem throughout the world. In many countries ..