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Karen Le Billon

School Lunch and the State of a Nation

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

It's impossible to characterize an entire nation's eating habits. On the other hand it is safe to say that the patterns offered in the American preschool and school system leave much to be desired.

Are You Satisfied or Stuffed? Teaching Kids When to Say 'When' at the Table

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Here in America, where "super-sizing" and Value Meals are the norm, achieving a state of maximum fullness seems to be the goal. So, how do we teach our kids when to say "when" at the table?

Why We Don't Need to Parent Like the French (With One Exception)

Karen Le Billon | Posted 07.31.2012 | Parents
Karen Le Billon

There are many aspects of French culture that I love. But there is much the French could learn from us, particularly the child rearing values that tend to be prioritized in North America: empathy, creativity, and individual motivation (that "can-do" attitude).