Tonicity Touchdown: 5 Wellness Tips for Your High School Football Star

A good player can make or break a game, which is the reason a good coach will keep the star player in tip-top shape. Practice really does make a difference, but you already know that. The following are five additional wellness tips to help keep your high school football star in optimal shape. 

Wellness Through Food

Your body is only as good as the food you put in it, which is the reason you need to make sure your football star is paying attention to his or her diet. Organic, fresh, and only natural food is what your star should eat. Other food will not supply the energy your player needs. 

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Teens and Mental Health: How to Talk About Getting and Staying Well

The perspective on mental health is changing, and parents have the opportunity to shape a new generation that doesn’t see mental illness as something secret. The thing is that no one is born knowing about mental health, and many adults today didn’t even learn about anxiety or depression until they were caught in the throes of it. 

Mental illness isn’t a foreign concept to teenagers. One in five teens lives with a mental illness. In fact, half of all chronic mental illnesses start by age 14. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 24, and 90-percent of those deaths are linked to an underlying mental illness. 

The truth of the matter is that your teen might already be struggling and you just don’t know. Whether they’re withdrawn and moody, uncontrollable and experimenting, there are ways to reach out and start talking to them about the importance of mental health. 

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Social Technology – Keeping Our Kids and Grandkids Safe

The Internet really is one great resource. When utilized well, it’s actually an enjoyable extension to your kid’s education and not forgetting the fun part of it.

Notwithstanding all the advantages of the Internet, it can be misused. There ought always to be regulations in place where a child starts utilizing the Internet. Now, as a parent, you must ensure that as your child is having fun they also have a safe experience while using internet, social media and mobile devices. Here are tips to help you do this:
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What to Teach Your Teen About Car Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are far more likely to be involved in traffic accidents than drivers who are over the age of 20. While it’s too ominous to say that your teenage driver will be in an accident at some point, you should still teach them how to drive safely and what they should do if they are ever in an accident.

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4 Reasons Your Child Might Be “In a Mood” More Often

When it comes to moods and emotions, young children can be all over the map. Partly this is due to their age and that they are still learning how to manage their emotions and partly this is due to their lack of real understanding of what their “normal” is. Parents who are in tune with their kids can often pinpoint quickly what the culprit is when their mood changes suddenly. It could be something as simple as needing a nap or having consumed too much sugar, both of which are fairly quickly remedied. In other cases, however, their moodiness may have a more serious cause. Here are 4 reasons why your child might be “in a mood” more often.
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Helping Teens Ace Important Exams

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Whether or not your child enjoys school or is struggling with some subjects, exam time is nearly always stressful, especially during preparation for ACTs/SATs, the results of which could determine what candidates will be doing for the next few years. It is important for parents to ensure they help children relieve stress and focus on what is important, by gently making a few suggestions that their children will find useful rather than burdensome.
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Awesome Easter Basket Ideas for Teens

It is easy to create Easter baskets when your kids are little, but what happens when they become teenagers? They probably aren’t going to want the traditional Easter basket they got as a kid. Teenagers are not easy to buy for, but these ideas are perfect for your teen’s Easter basket.
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Social Media Guidelines for Tweens

Social media seems to be a way of life for many of today’s tweens. Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, tweens can spend hours a day connecting with friends on these social media sites. While this is all fine and dandy, parents should have social media guidelines in place for tweens to follow.

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