If it Kills Bugs Why Wouldn’t it Hurt Kids?

Pesticides Linked to ADHD in Kids We have been discussing how diet and artificial dyes and chemicals in personal care products can effect hyperactivity in children. This article posted by ABC News on MedPage shows the link between pesticides and ADHD. By Todd Neale, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: May 17, 2010 Children with greater […]

Avoiding Artificial Dyes and Preservatives in Personal Care Products

Beyond Food On Monday we started discussing how to determine if synthetic food coloring is effecting a child’s hyperactive behavior in Laura Stevens article The Role of Food Coloring in Improving Symptoms of Hyperactive Kids from the December/January 2008 issue of ADDitude Magazine. Yesterday she described how to substitute food high in artificial dyes and […]

How to Avoid Artificial Dyes

Artificial dyes in foods can cause hyperactivity in a child with attention deficit disorder (ADD or ADHD). Here are healthy substitutes. Today we continue a portion of the article by Laura Stevens from the January/February 2008 issue of ADDitude Magazine. Here are some helpful tips about what foods to avoid and what to serve in […]

Does Diet Effect ADHD?

How to Determine if Additives are Causing ADHD. The Role of Food Coloring in Improving Symptoms of Hyperactive Kids by ADDitude Magazine Last week we discussed that studies have shown a link between artificial food dyes and allergic reactions, hyperactivity, and even cancer. We posted the link to the “Smart Guide To Food Dyes: Buying […]

What’s Your Vote?

Should the Be the Best Nanny Newsletter Blog Continue to Allow Anonymous Comments? Vote:“Yes” to Allow Anonymous Comments“No” to No Longer Allow Anonymous Comments To reduce the risk of “flaming” from anonymous visitors, readers of the Be the Best Nanny Newsletter blog have asked that commenters be required to register. Registration would not require any […]

The Feingold Diet

Weekly Trip to the Library On Thursday and Friday we discussed the “Smart Guide To Food Dyes: Buying foods that can help learning” by David Wallinga, M.D., Director of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s Food and Health Program with things you can do to reduce the exposure to food dyes. To help reduce […]

Smart Guide To Food Dyes

Things You Can Do to Reduce Exposure to Food DyesYesterday we discussed that there are many studies showing the dangers of food dyes. They have been linked to allergies, ADHD, and cancer. Today we reference the “Smart Guide To Food Dyes: Buying foods that can help learning” by David Wallinga, M.D., Director of the Institute […]

Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks

Food Dyes Linked to Allergies, ADHD and Cancer I can’t even tell you how much food dye I have been serving to children. I have added blue food coloring it to encourage a finicky eater to drink her milk. I mix it into holiday cookies, cakes, and icings. But, now I see there are dozens […]

Challenges of Using Nanny Personality and Risk Assessments

Personality and Risk Assessments Do Not Replace Interviews, Background Checks, and IntuitionBy Yossi Pinkas, TakeCare We have been discussing the benefits of using a nanny personality and risk assessments in helping parents hire in-home childcare providers. But, while administering nanny personality assessments can significantly improve the selection of a nanny by parents, it may also […]

More on Taking Personality Assessments for Nanny Candidates

Benefits of Nanny Personality and Risk Assessments Wow, this blog and our Be the Best Nanny Newsletter Facebook page were alive with comments yesterday. Today, Yossi Pinkas explains more benefits of using personality assessments to help hire a nanny. Tomorrow, he will address some of the challenges of using personality tests when interviewing in-home child […]