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 »
Self-Care Trickles Down
11/01/2020 ● By Parenting Now
Children contribute to our lives in so many ways. We experience fun, joy, wonder, and connectedness with them. But life with young children can also bring fatigue and frustration. You spend so much energy on their needs that it’s hard to meet your own.Read More »
Is it influenza or COVID-19?
11/01/2020 ● By Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Your child has a fever of 101, as well as a cough and runny nose—could it be influenza or COVID-19?Read More »