Summer is over and children are back in school. For parents, that means tackling reading lists, homework, carpools and food preparation while still maintaining a healthy personal and professional life balance. While we often associate back-to-school stress with students and their mountains of homework, this time of year can also be very stressful for any […]
Lisa Gorman, RN is the director of the St. Joseph Health Wellness Center in Irvine and a regular contributor to the HealthCalling blog. A registered nurse with 25 years of health care experience, Lisa is passionate about wellness and believes proper nutrition, stress relief and life balance are vital to good health.
Going back to school can be stressful for the whole family. Now that school is back in session, your children are currently confronting a myriad of changes that could impact their emotional well-being, and it’s common for them to feel stressed by the different academic and social pressures that school can bring. It’s hard for […]
All parents understand the difficulty of giving their teenagers advice. Parenting a child through puberty can be like driving a car with broken power steering. You’re trying your best to turn in the right direction, but you’re often just hoping that you’ll get to your destination. Convincing your children to make healthy choices can be […]
Most people think the New Year is the ideal time to adopt healthier lifestyle practices. But summer can be the perfect season to introduce changes to the way you eat and exercise. Between the end of the school year, summer vacations and beautiful weather, summer provides the change of pace families need to kick bad […]
Here’s How to Keep Your Kids Safe in the Heat For Orange County families, summer usually means picnics, outdoor fun and quality vacation time with family, perhaps even a trip to the OC Fair. But in this part of the state, summer is also synonymous with sweltering temperatures. We received a small taste of the […]
Parents are pros at keeping close eyes on their children and their activities. You’ve honed your skills by zealously studying their report cards, keeping tabs on the friends they hang out with, and watching their plates at dinner to make sure vegetables go into their mouths and not the dogs’. However, new research suggests there’s […]