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  • Type 1 diabetes infographic
    Type 1 diabetes increasing among white youth
    The rate of non-Hispanic white youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes increased significantly from 2002 to 2009 in all but the youngest age group of children, according to a new study published this week in the journal Diabetes.The study included...
  • Sleep problems more common in preschoolers with psychiatric disorders
    Sleep problems more common in preschoolers with psychiatric disorders
    Young children with psychiatric disorders who are undergoing clinical treatment may commonly have problems falling asleep, which can exacerbate their conditions, according to a new study."The most common sleep difficulties reported nationally...
  • St. Juse Hospital
    PCH teams with pop culture games to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded in 1962 and publicized largely through the efforts of entertainer Danny Thomas, is known worldwide as a flagship hospital in treating childhood illness. Their mission statement makes clear that...
  • head lice
    Do head lice mean no school?
    Now that school has been in session for a while, the spread of lead lice often begins. Typically school nurses scramble to check every child’s head in every classroom. The students who have head lice are sent home. The Centers for Disease...
  • Common Core
    The facts about Common Core and why it must be stopped
    What is Common Core? Common Core is a set of uniform national curriculum standards for K-12 developed by DC based organizations under the auspices of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)....
  • Commercial Hallowe’en grows bigger every year
    Commercial Halloween grows bigger every year
    Stores start selling Halloween sometimes even before school starts. Why make anything when you can buy so much.Half the fun of Halloween is searching for something new each year, and encouraging younger family members make new Halloween projects....
  • Every eight minutes one US child is given the wrong medicine
    Every eight minutes one US child is given the wrong medicine
    According to a new study, non-hospitalized children are given the wrong medicine. The study points out a serious flaw in delivering medications to children. The findings were published online on October 20 in the journal Pediatrics.The researchers...
  • Family Courts
    Family court system needs a major overhaul
    After separation, it is ideal that both parents continue to be a part of their children’s lives, and unless the parents are a clear and present danger to the child, or to each other, they [the parents] should make every effort, to ensure that they...
  • Perseverance, empathy, courage and assertiveness are often qualities that children with learning differences acquire
    Four strengths developed by children with learning challenges
    Kids with learning and developmental difficulties have struggles that other children will never know, whether it is difficulty sitting still, to making friends and motor planning. While it can be hard for those children and their families, there...
  • Big Texas Toy Run hit hard by more than $71,000 in missing funds
    Big Texas Toy Run hit hard by more than $71,000 in missing funds
    The board of directors from The Big Texas Toy Run are currently in crisis mode after having more than $71,000 in funds misappropriated from their accounts; former treasurer Todd McEvoy has been arrested on a felony theft warrant. Dallas Director...
  • Color your life
    Luxurious education for the modern day kindergartener
    What is a luxurious education, you ask? And how much is it going to cost you for your toddler or preschooler? Well, let’s just say a lot. And we are not even referring specifically to a kindergarten in the United States, here, we are...
  • First Fridays at Maryland Science Center
    First Fridays at the Maryland Science Center
    One of the most popular Baltimore family attractions is returning this fall. First Fridays began last Friday, October 3, 2014, at the Maryland Science Center, and continue through March 2015.First Fridays is a popular event for Baltimore families....
  • Ten facts proving immigrant children aren't spreading Enterovirus
    Ten facts proving immigrant children aren't spreading Enterovirus
    You've probably heard political pundits contending that the recent outbreak of Enterovirus 68 in the Midwest originated from unaccompanied immigrant children who settled there after being released by U.S. Border Patrol. We decided to look into...
  • 'Million Father March' participation in St. Lucie County School District
    'Million Father March' participation in St. Lucie County School District
    Every father and every man in every school across America has been encouraged to participate in the ‘Million Father March’ on the first day of school. In 2013, over 630 cities participated and recently throughout the St. Lucie County...
  • Phone call from friends
    Parenting advice from a friend: 7 things a parent can say to empower their child
    Many years ago I met a woman at a conference in Florida. I watched as she interacted with her husband and could see the same type of love and respect I was working on building within my own relationship. I wrote about it here.As the years have...