About Aviva Patz

Aviva Patz has written for such national publications as Parents, Parenting, Health, Self, Redbook, Marie Claire and Cooking Light.

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Articles by Aviva

Is Your Stress Harming Your Kids?

Is Your Stress Harming Your Kids?

Last updated on September 26th, 2018 at 11:07 pmMoney worries, job demands and a lengthy to-do list have us stressed to the max… and it’s taking a toll on our kids. A 2010 survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that children who said their parents were stressed said they were stressed too. They reported feeling sad, worried or frustrated – and their parents had no idea,... 

The Surprising Benefits of Peer Pressure

The Surprising Benefits of Peer Pressure

Last updated on August 26th, 2012 at 04:48 pmKids do some crazy things to keep up with their friends – even preschoolers (“I dare you to eat a worm!”). But as negative as it can be, there are a few benefits of peer pressure. “There’s no doubt that peers can make each other more aggressive, but they can also make each other smarter and happier,” says psychology professor William M. Bukowski,... 

The Stress-free Method to Get Kids to Brush Their Teeth

The Stress-free Method to Get Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Last updated on August 8th, 2012 at 09:42 pmGetting kids to brush their teeth can be like pulling teeth. So how do you make polishing those pearly whites less of a chore — for both of you? “The key to good oral hygiene is to start young and make it fun,” says Judith Post, D.D.S., a dentist in Bloomfield, N.J., adding that it takes just two minutes, twice a day, to build the brushing habit. Here’s... 

6 Healthy Makeovers for Summer Snacks

6 Healthy Makeovers for Summer Snacks

Last updated on March 3rd, 2018 at 10:53 amThe school year ends, and the parties, barbecues, vacations, carnivals and festivals begin — not to mention a kitchen that’s open 24/7. “It’s harder to get kids to eat healthy snacks in summer because of all the high-calorie temptations,” says Portland-based pediatrician Stephen Ames, M.D. It gets a lot easier when you’ve got healthy substitutions... 

On the Road Rx for Healthy and Safe Travel with Your Kids

On the Road Rx for Healthy and Safe Travel with Your Kids

Last updated on March 9th, 2018 at 10:43 amWhen it comes to family vacations, you can plan for the good stuff — cool campsites, great restaurants, awesome attractions — in advance. A bad turn of events, however, can strike without warning, especially when you’re traveling with kids. When you’re away from your daily routine and focused on having fun, you’re not thinking that your child...