Does screen time benefit my child in any way?

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Electronic devices and television may not actually harm your brain! Over the years, there has been much debate in the neuroscience research... Read more

Get signed up! The Healthy Kids Running Series starts soon

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Spring is here, bringing with it warmer winds and later days for antsy children to get outside to burn some energy! The start of spring is... Read more

ACL injuries on the rise for kids and teens

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Today’s guest blogger is Jeff Albaugh, PT, MS, ATC, Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Supervisor, Sports Medicine & Performance Center... Read more

Ideas to keep your family active in the winter

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Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. Yesterday, I discussed strategies such as keeping your routines and habits, and planning... Read more

How to keep your family active during the winter

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Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. Winter has arrived—bringing shorter periods of daylight, busy holiday schedules... Read more

Why recess should take place before lunch at school

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As a parent, sometimes you can observe things in your kids that seem like common knowledge, but the research behind it can be slow to catch... Read more

5 hidden gems in Philly’s parks and neighborhoods

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Today’s guest blogger is George Matysik, executive director of the Philadelphia Parks Alliance. He also writes for the Park Alliance... Read more

Parenting a teen means new 'job titles'

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One day…suddenly…when you aren’t looking, you may find that there is a teenager living in your home. It’s happened... Read more