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  • Ben's School Daze
    Interview with Joanne Larsom & Robyn Sims, authors of 'Ben's School Daze'
    I'm not a kid by a long shot, but I simply love children's picture books. I think it's the colorful covers and maybe it's also because they encourage children to read which is a big thing in my book. Our guests today are Joanne...
  • 'To Kill A Mockingbird'
    'To Kill a Mockingbird'
    A small southern town during the days of the great depression provides a challenge to a young boy and girl whom an attorney father raises alone - A journey begins after the two add a new boy and become a trio of childhood play friends. The focus...
  • Father and Daughter
    Arguing in front of the kids: How to teach conflict management skills - Part 2
    In Part 1 of this article, I wrote about how you can turn arguments in front of your children into teaching and learning opportunities for parents and children alike. Heightened emotions are a normal part of conflicts. How we express these...
  • A Vote of “No Confidence” in the FDA
    A Vote of “No Confidence” in the FDA
    The food and drug administration has been policing what is good for us since 1848. Lewis Caleb Beck ran chemical studies of agricultural products to determine the safety of the consumer until the enactment of the 1906 pure food and drugs act...
  • Recipe for children who want to cook
    Recipes for children who want to cook
    By now, all of the schools have let out for the summer. I've discovered that after being out for a while, children often seem to show some boredom. Of course, they enjoy being out of school, but they may find that they want to do something...
  • Good verbal memory makes kids better liars
    Good verbal memory makes kids better liars
    Children begin to learn that their parents and other people cannot read their minds between three years of age and four years of age. This realization is why children begin to lie at the same age. Dr. Elena Hoicka with the University of Sheffield&...
  • Asthma and allergies have been quite severe this year
    Asthma and allergies have been quite severe this year
    With the amount of rain that we have been having this spring, it is no wonder that people with allergies and asthma induced by allergens have been having a bad time. It is important to know exactly what to do for your child if they are...
  • Study shows toddlers have a better sense of justice than society
    Study shows toddlers have a better sense of justice than society
    Keith Jensen of the University of Manchester and Katrin Riedl from the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany reported that three-year-old children have a more highly developed sense of justice than adults, judges, or society. The study refutes...
  • Two young brothers
    Jurassic World: Please leave young children at home
    It is a given that some events should be closed to young children. If a child is still at an age where he cries or throws a fit on a daily basis, then the child is too young to attend events that are meant to be distraction free. Also, if said...
  • Autism risk linked to parental age and larger age difference between parents
    Autism risk linked to parental age and larger age difference between parents
    Younger parents and couples who have a wider age gap may be linked to higher rates of autism. Published Tuesday in the journal Molecular Psychiatryand funded by Autism Speaks, scientists aggregated data, in the largest study of its kind, from the...
  • Generation Baby Buster
    Movie review: 'Generation Baby Buster' doc examines the horrors of parenthood
    The low-budget documentary, Generation Baby Buster (available today on VOD) begins with an intriguing premise: It aims to examine why more and more females in today's world are opting to not have children at all. We all are aware of the...
  • General anesthesia may damage young children’s brains
    General anesthesia may damage young children’s brains
    The development of general anesthesia revolutionized the area of surgery; however, similar to most all medical procedures, risks are involved that vary by the patient’s health status as well as the length and complexity of the procedure. A...
  • Childhood exposure to marijuana skyrockets with legalization
    Childhood exposure to marijuana skyrockets with legalization
    The rate of exposure to marijuana in children five years of age and younger has increased 610 percent since 2000 in the states that have legalized marijuana. The exposure rate for children under five in the states that have not legalized pot has...
  • Herpes on the finger:  Herpetic whitlow
    Finger herpes: Rare but not uncommon
    Herpetic whitlow, or herpes found on the finger (around the tips and nails of the hand), is easier to catch than one might think. When a conversation of the herpes simplex virus (HSV) comes up, many people immediately think of painful blisters in...
  • Kids Connect, all in one security solution
    Summer safety begins by knowing where the kids roam
    Summer vacation is meant to be fun. From waking up later in the morning to staying up late in the evening, the break from the school year is welcomed by both kids and parents. While everyone is wanting to have fun, parents can be overwhelmed to...
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