What does your child's diet look like?
According to the Food Guide Pyramid for Children, about 70 percent of a child's diet should come from grains, vegetables, fruit, milk and meat, with no more than 30 percent coming from fats. This includes (daily): But what do you feed your child? Do you follow these guidelines or do you sacrifice nutrition to get a picky eater to eat? Do you have suggestions or kid-friendly recipe ideas for parents struggling with giving their children healthy food choices?
While some parents are too exhausted to even think about staying up until midnight, others are ready to celebrate on New Year's Eve.
While some communities offer family friendly New Year's Eve events, it's just not practical for some people to hit the town with kids in tow. Patch offers the following suggestions for making the most of your celebration at home. Invite other families with kids over and ask a local student home from college (or the responsible teen in the neighborhood) to be your activity director for the evening. Put this person in charge of leading games, crafts and snacks. Family Fun magazine has some great party suggestions. This scenario works well if you have a basement or rec room where the kids can have their own "party" for the evening while the adults gather somewhere else in the house. Kids of all ages love to dress up in crazy outfits. Choose a…