Infants and young children rely on others to keep them cool and hydrated when it’s hot outside.

Keep kids cool and hydrated

  • Never leave infants or children in a parked car, even if the windows are open.

  • Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-col...

January 30, 2020

It's never easy to deal with death.

As adults, it overwhelms us. And it's even harder for children to move through.

Though we know it's an inevitable part of life, talking about death is something most of us aren't really good at because the subject is so painful.
As m...

November 24, 2019

How to survive the holidays after a loss

Holidays can be stressful and exhausting, even in the best of times. There are many expectations placed on us to be joyful, excited, busy, and happy to see family and friends that we often feel we fail to meet those expectations....

Most people feel sad or depressed at times. It’s a normal reaction to loss or life's struggles.

But when intense sadness -- including feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless -- lasts for many days to weeks and keeps you from living your life, it may be something more...

Try as she might, your child can't seem to make it through the night without bedwetting. You're frustrated, she's frustrated. You're worried that something may be seriously wrong.

Usually, bedwetting is outgrown with time and rarely is anything seriously wrong. Sometime...

November 27, 2018

The Holiday season is fast approaching. With it comes all those familiar stress factors for divorced and separated families. The Holidays bring home the thought of coming together as a family. It's often thought that a successful holiday season means one big, happy fam...

October 23, 2018

Parent-teacher conferences make many parents nervous- especially if their child has behavioral problems or is underperforming. Upon accepting the invitation, as a parent, it may feel as if you’ve received a summons to account for your child’s behavior and academic resu...

Empathy is at the heart of what it means to be human. It’s a foundation for acting ethically, for good relationships of many kinds, for loving well, and for professional success. And it’s key to preventing bullying and many other forms of cruelty. Empathy begins with t...

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD/ADD may be difficult to parent. They may have trouble understanding important directions. Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD/ADD are usually in a constant state of activity.

This ca...

As parents, you may have questioned why your child may sometimes exhibit new or different behaviors. It may be due to stress. Children can be affected adversely by what may seem to adults like “little” things such as holidays, a new home or car, a new sibling, a new da...

July 6, 2017


It might sound odd, but one of the best times to encourage learning with your kids is on vacation. The reading battles of home are far behind them, and your relaxed mindset puts you in the perfect state of mind to have fun with learning, rather than enforcing it...

April 3, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released findings from a comprehensive study on the impact social media has on kids and families. Although there are real benefits to kids using sites like Facebook, including increased communication, access to informat...

February 21, 2017



I get it.  It’s so much work in the beginning to teach kids how to clean.  It is so much faster to just do it yourself.  But doing everything yourself will not only frustrate you, it won’t teach them anything.  There are at least 100 reasons why kids need...

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