Embracing Your Single Childfree Friends

Posted January 12, 2010 by Maggie Wells

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Are you the only one of your friends with children? Have your single friends built great careers that cannot include full time children? Is your childern’s peer group a little limited? If you said yes to any of these, it’s time to enlist your friends to your family. They might just hit it off.

How To Clear The Clutter From Your Kid's Room

Posted January 9, 2010 by Lain Ehmann

In the post-holiday aftermath, most moms' thoughts are turning to a nice, long, bath and a vat or two of mojito. But before you sink too far into the tub, why not clean out some of the detritus that's accumulated in your kids' rooms over the past 12 months.

Sleep And Childhood Obesity

Posted January 7, 2010 by Fred Lee

Sleep deprivation not only makes everyone feel lousy, but it might contribute to childhood obesity, as well.

Scratch And Sniffle: Keeping Winter Air Symptoms At Bay

Posted January 7, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

It’s one thing to know what to do for the body’s response in winter; but it can be exhausting to get young children to go along. Here are a few tips to help improve the dry conditions in your home, and ideas for encouraging children to stay healthy and well.

Enough Already With The Vaccines

Posted January 2, 2010 by Lela Davidson

When the chicken pox vaccine became mandatory, I thought that was overkill. Turns out there may be no end to the product drugmakers see as their "critical path to growth."

Strong Early Attachments Key To Lifetime Of Happiness

Posted December 29, 2009 by Lela Davidson

What is happiness? And how as parents can we give our kids the best chance at achieving it later in life? It all starts with the earliest interactions.

Getting The (Right) Word Out: Important Information About Early Intervention Services

Posted December 23, 2009 by Rhonda Franz

In spite of efforts by states to inform families of infant and toddler services, many people are still unaware of the resources. It's important for parents to have the correct information about their rights to access Early Intervention evaluation and services.

Give Your Kids A FREE Highly Personalized Video Message From Santa

Posted December 18, 2009 by Paul Michael

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I'm not that easily impressed by free web greetings these days. I used to love them, but in the age of iPhones and Google Android, they're a bit dated. However, this one really caught me by surprise. And when my daughter saw it, she had a huge Cheshire Cat grin. It's a VERY personalized video message from Santa!

Begging Goes Virtual This Christmas

Posted December 17, 2009 by Lela Davidson

Online begging sites are gaining popularity in this still-struggling economy. Parents hope to give kids a proper holiday, but are they sacrificing something more important?

When Mama Ain’t Happy, Nobody’s Healthy

Posted December 10, 2009 by Lela Davidson

Moms, the science is clear: get happy! If not your family will suffer. It's not about moods, it's about health.

Most Popular Toys Still Toxic

Posted December 8, 2009 by Lela Davidson

Plastic toys are still toxic. What's a good parent to do? Carefully shop, ban anything unnatural, or simply throw your hand up? More difficult decisions our parents never had to make.

Early Autism Intervention Shows Promise

Posted December 7, 2009 by Fred Lee

Early intervention for children with autism has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms while increasing skills that will lead to greater independence.

Allow Me to Scare the Snot Out of Your Toddler

Posted November 26, 2009 by Lela Davidson

Yelling is not the ideal form of communication. However, science now shows us that toddlers with a lower than average "fear response" may be genetically doomed to a life of crime. Could yelling help? If so, I'm available.

Food Allergies: The Ultimate in Disposable Income?

Posted November 25, 2009 by Lela Davidson

Why are food allergies on the rise? Or are they? And just who stands to benefit when more and more children are identified as allergic to one food or another?

The Slaughter of Innocence

Posted November 19, 2009 by Maggie Wells

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I keep hearing the stories of children being killed by their parents, their mother’s boyfriends, the next door neighbor. It feels so common place that we should hear of deaths under the age of 10 that I almost feel like I’m being stupid for raising the question -- but I’ll ask it anyway. Why does it seem like we are killing our children?

Plastics May Affect Development In Boys

Posted November 18, 2009 by Fred Lee

Phthalates found in many plastics may have a more significant impact on male development than previously realized.

FREE Child Safe ID Kits - Added Assurance For Your Family At No Cost

Posted November 16, 2009 by Paul Michael

Every year, over 650,000 children are reported missing. It's a horrible statistic, one that I hope none of you are ever a part of. So, request your FREE Child Safe ID Kit and get a little extra help at a time when you need it most.

Have You Chewed Your Gum Today?

Posted November 15, 2009 by Lela Davidson

Could a military grade chewing gum someday replace parental nagging and tooth brush timers? Could dental health become as simple as a reminder to chew your gum? Or will the latest development become yet another tool in our battle against tooth decay?

Letting Dads Be Dads

Posted November 13, 2009 by Fred Lee

Fathers may do things differently than moms, but this is not necessarily a bad thing.

What You May Not Know About Internet Safety

Posted November 5, 2009 by Jo-Lynne Shane

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend an event sponsored by Leap Frog on Internet Saftey. Here are 4 things you need to know about keeping your children safe on the Internet.