Program allows students to ‘chase’ their dreams

With its red brick mills vacant and its tax base shrinking, Woonsocket, R.I., faced few good choices when it came to slashing school budgets. Among the casualties of recession and retrenchment was the middle school cross-country and track program that had once been a source of community pride. But a nonprofit called New England Distance … Read more

Building More Than Muscles

Physical activity is important as kids grow and develop. In the right setting, kids love to jump, climb, and tumble. All of which help promote healthy growth, build strong bones and muscles, and improve balance and coordination. These natural movements provide children the ability to be healthy and have fun, the head fake is that it is actually building lifelong skills. Social skills are … Read more

What Behind the Neurobehavioral Disorders Epidemic and How Hemispheric Integration Can Help

By, Dr. John Sotis  There has been an alarming increase in ADHD, obsessive compulsive-disorder, learning disabilities, and autism in recent years. While research shows that 25 to 40 percent of this increase is due to greater awareness and diagnostic substitution, the majority of cases represent a true incidence, not merely a prevalence. Sadly, scientists who are … Read more

Helping Kids Stress Less and Live More

by Joy Adamonis Most adults would agree they have been stressed once in their lifetime. Unfortunately, children are not immune from experiencing stress. Just as some adults have a hard time understanding what makes them stressed and why, the same goes for our children. School, homework, sports, appointments, making time for friends, family time –there … Read more

Hold on to your blubber! Sensational Seals are in the Star of Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium in February

NEWPORT, RI – The wildly diverse and enduring seal species of Narragansett Bay and beyond take center stage this month at Save The Bay’s  Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport, where more than 140 different creatures native to the Bay reside for visitors to discover. Throughout February, the aquarium, open from 10 a.m. until 4 … Read more

RI Fit Kids – Skiing

Tips to Get Your Little Ones Ready for the Mountain. Snow is on the horizon. It‘s only a matter of time before the mountains are covered with glistening snow that call out to skiers the moment it arrives. The thrill of skiing down a freshly covered hill is something I can attest to! If you … Read more