Starting the school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears with these teacher-approved hints that will get everyone ready for the big day:
Discovery Education introduces Parent Corner, a free Web site filled with interactive digital content that engages learners of all ages.
Although yummy and cooling, these frosty foods and drinks are packed with sugar that can lead to cavities and tooth decay.
With all of the exciting outdoor activities the summer brings, who doesn’t want to enjoy some “fun in the sun” with their children? Unfortunately, it takes a long time for a baby’s delicate skin to fully develop, making it extremely important to keep it protected from the sun’s harmful rays. As little as ten minutes [...]
SpellQuizzer is an easy to use software that helps your child learn their weekly spelling list without having to write them over and over again. Yes, I know writing them is a good way to learn spelling words and kids should spend some of their study time every week writing their words, but SpellQuizzer is [...]
With childhood obesity reaching an all time high across the country, many parents struggle with how to help their children maintain a healthy weight with proper nutrition. Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, the official doctor of Camp Shane and a board certified pediatrician, has created Dr. Dolgoff’s Weigh, a traffic-light system that allows kids to learn which foods are [...]
Diaper rash is hard on babies, and treating it has been hard on moms and dads with ointments that are messy, greasy, and stain clothing. Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc., one of the world’s most popular brands among breastfeeding mothers, has introduced Lansinoh® Diaper Rash Ointment. This exclusive new formulation, which includes Lansinoh’s world-renowned HPA® Lanolin, treats [...]
With Memorial Day right around the corner, the season for going bare foot is here. Unfortunately, going bare foot can be dangerous. Here are some tips for parents from Dr Oliver Zong. Going bare foot is the easiest way to get a cut or scrape especially during the warm summer months. One hidden danger lurking [...]
Childhood obesity is a significant public health problem. Almost 1/3 of all children in the United States ages 2-19 are overweight or at risk to become overweight. Extra pounds can lead to lifelong health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The National Institutes of Health established We Can! (Ways [...]
Last time we talked about how important it is for children of all ages to have regular times of creative free play. According to Sergio M. Pellis, a behavioral neuroscientist at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, “A child who has had a rich exposure to social play experiences is more likely to become an [...]
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