Tackling One Habit at a Time

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Starting today, our family is going to start eating healthier,” announced the mother. “There is going to be no more soda, fast food, or microwave meals. In addition, we are all going to start exercising as a family and not just lay around watching TV and playing video games.” There are a few times every year when parents get inspired to change family habits in…

Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The parents watched as their 9 year old daughter weaved through the opposing players and scored another goal. Everyone in the stands started cheering and their daughter’s teammates crowded around her to celebrate. Later in the game, their daughter collapsed in pain as she grabbed her ankle. The parents ran out of the stands to go see her. Their daughter had severely sprained her ankle…

The Right Way to Put Infant to Sleep

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The exhausted mother picked up her crying three month old infant and started to rock him to get him back to sleep. Once the little boy got back to sleep, the mother laid him down on his side and left him with his favorite blanket. In the morning, the mother found her infant had managed to move himself from his side to his stomach with…