Coping with Role Reversal When Caring for a Parent
02/28/2021 ● By Cheryl Maguire
When Lisa, age 57, first noticed that her mother seemed confused, she assumed it was typical behavior from an 80-year-old. She continued to take it in stride when her mother tried to make a phone call using the TV remote.Read More »
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
02/20/2021 ● By Trudy Citovic
Understanding this rare condition, and one Oregon family’s journey, and first-person perspective.Read More »
Love Is in The Air !
02/04/2021 ● By Tanni Haas, Ph.D.
Parents are not generally comfortable with the idea of their teen dating; but it’s a fact of life, and better for everyone involved when it’s acknowledged and accepted, rather than denied.Read More »
Always Call Me at Work
01/01/2021 ● By Rick Epstein
I never turn off my phone's ringer when I go into my boss’ office. If I get a call while I’m in there on a routine mission of dodging blame or stealing credit, it’s no problem. And when things take a really bad turn, a call can be a welcome interruption.Read More »
Building Your One’s Brain Power
01/01/2021 ● By Parenting Now
One-year olds are eager and curious learners. Brain development during this year lays the foundation for all of their future learning. Ones naturally love activities that activate their brain development.Read More »
Messing with Mud
01/01/2021 ● By Beth Stein
The ingredients in the recipe are simple: water for wetness, soil for substance, crumpled leaves for texture, bark chips for chunks, grass for green-ness, and rocks just for fun. The how-to part of the recipe is also pretty straightforward – dig, dump, stir, mush, squoosh, pour, pound.Read More »
Surviving and Thriving on a Single Income Budget
01/01/2021 ● By Christa Melnyk Hines
Life is expensive. Life with kids is even more expensive. So how do some parents who rely on one income not only survive, but still find ways to create a happy, well-rounded life for their families?Read More »
Creativity-Boosting Apps for Kids
01/01/2021 ● By Tanni Haas, Ph.D.
January is International Creativity Month; a great occasion to inspire your kids to become more creative. Here are some of the very best creativity-boosting apps for kids. They’re all completely free, so encourage your kids to download an app – or three!Read More »
Coping with Distance Learning Burnout
01/01/2021 ● By Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic looks and feels very different to students, teachers and parents. Long hours in front of a screen, challenges with technology and difficulty mastering new material can be overwhelming to some children.Read More »
Inspiring Generosity in Children
12/01/2020 ● By Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Generosity is a trait most parents would like to see instilled in their children. Teaching kids to serve and give to others builds character and empathy. It also releases chemicals in the brain that stimulate reward pathways and creates a feeling of joy.Read More »
Gifts Kids Can Give on A Small Budget
12/01/2020 ● By Sarah Lyons
There is nothing more heartwarming than a gift made by a child. Handmade gifts are affordable, fun to make, and can be given to parents, grandparents, teachers, and siblings.Read More »