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Extra-Curricular Activities for High Schoolers, How Many?

How Many Extracurricular Activities Should a High School Student Participate In? Apart from the period between birth and two years old, the body undergoes more rapid development during adolescence than any other time in a person’s life. In high school, between the ages of 12 to 18, adolescents undergo a series of emotional and physical developments. As they grow toward adult independence, some of these changes include: A significant shift in their identities, interests, and subcultures A desire for more autonomy can affect family routines Testing the boundaries set by

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Child Obesity – Part III

In the first two articles, we looked at the causes of childhood obesity, contributing factors like ethnicity, geography, and culture.  We identified community and school programs that are geared to build healthier lifestyle and diet programs for kids.   The ultimate

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Childhood Obesity – Part II

In the first article, we discussed the various factors that come into play as they relate to childhood obesity. Children and adolescents are heavily influenced by the adults in their life.  Parents can help prevent childhood obesity by leading healthy

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Child Obesity – Part I

Childhood obesity has been a problem in the United States for far longer than anyone would like to admit.  Obesity rates among children and adolescents between the ages of two to nineteen were stable in the 1960s and 1970s.  In

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The Generosity of Children – Part III

In the first two articles in this series, we’ve looked at how the generosity of elementary and middle school students has greatly impacted the world around them in recent years. From donating craft supplies to hospitalized children to staging prom

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