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Mother/Son 101: Smart Tips for Raising Boys

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Be Smart About Sports


Encouraging athleticism and being your kids' #1 fan is awesome. But some parents take cheering on their son to a whole new level. Resist becoming so entrenched in your child's sport that it turns into "your thing" or lowers your expectations for his grades and academics. Even if you're the sport's booster club president, don't push your son into sticking with it if he is failing in school or has a strong desire to quit. There's something to be said for committing to a sport or hobby through a season or trial period, but forcing a child to do something he doesn't like or that causes him to suffer in school can backfire.

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August 28, 2014



Variety is the spice of life! Swap out boring sandwiches for simple and healthy alternatives, like crackers and cheese, veggie or fruit kebabs, pasta salad, or breakfast for lunch (such as yogurt and granola, or whole wheat waffles).


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