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By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
May 02, 2018
Category: Healthy Kids
Tags: School   health   Success   Free   BOKS   Activity  

Build Our Kids' Success [BOKS]

This looks very interesting: 

BOKS is a FREE physical activity program that improves our children physically, mentally and socially by strengthening their minds and bodies through movement. BOKS hopes to empower school communities to improve our children mentally, physically and socially by strengthening their minds and bodies through movement in order to reverse the worldwide pandemic of physical inactivity and its crippling effects.

The New York Times (2/14, Subscription Publication) reports a “supervised exercise program that gets young children running and playing for an hour before school could make them happier and healthier, while also jibing with the needs and schedules of parents and school officials, according to a new study involving two dozen elementary and middle schools.” The program has “gained a formal curriculum, a name and acronym, Build Our Kids’ Success (BOKS).” The findings were published online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

 
By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
January 20, 2018
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: family   discipline   Bill Gates   Success   Rules for Living   Rules   Work  

A Patient called this Bill Gates' talk to a high school graduating class to my attention.

Interesting Rules, perhaps a little harshly stated, but not without merit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But I wanted to learn more about whether Mr. Gates actually gave such a talk to a high school graduating class, so I found this:

https://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/schoolrules.asp

Although incorrectly attributed, still good words of advice I think, doun't you?

Next I found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq-gba5nMrc showing Mr. Gates delivering words of wisdom.

As a pediatrian, the challenge is to find ways to help parents grow their children into mature independent successful adults who find happiness and meaning in life. Isn't that what we all want?!

Allowing our young children to make simple choices and experience occasional failure from wrong choices and postive consequences from right choices might be a good beginning. 

A caveat: I do believe in a safety net as kids make choices in life. Running into the street without looking both ways is not a choice option!

Texting while driving is not an allowable choice option; neither is drinking and driving.

There is much for our youth to learn and there is much to teach. Every family will have its own path to tackle this challenge.

What works for you?

Dr. T