behavior, family, parenting, school age, technology, teenager

Internet Challenges: Can Parents Stop Kids?

Internet Challenges: Can Parents Stop Kids? Dr Yusra of Birmingham Pediatrics explains the appeal of recent internet challenges like the Kiki challenge for tweens and teens. She also gives parents practical advice for managing it!

activities, behavior, family, parenting, preschooler, school age, teenager, toddler

Chores aren’t ‘HELPING OUT’: Why chores matter in today’s world

Feel like your kids don't have time for chores? Frustrated when you ask for help and get groans? Find out why chores are even more important now in Dr Molly's blog Chores aren’t ‘HELPING OUT’: Why chores matter in today’s world

family, infant, parenting, preschooler, safety, toddler

Childproofing: How to protect your children from themselves

"No, wait, don’t touch that!" So, if you haven’t realized this already, children are naturally curious. However, that curiosity is what gets them into trouble, do you remember what curiosity did to the cat??? After you found out you were pregnant, you started planning for your new addition, you prepared the nursery, you bought your… Continue reading Childproofing: How to protect your children from themselves

activities, athlete, family, school age, sports, teenager

Team sports have benefits beyond the field

It really doesn’t matter what your age – when we see and feel the warmth of the sun, we feel renewed and ready to go outside to play! Some of us like to walk around our block, while others run and jump, ride a bike, or join a team. In my own family, team sports… Continue reading Team sports have benefits beyond the field

family, parenting, pet, reading, school age

“Can We Get a Dog??” The Benefits of Pet Ownership

Getting a pet can be a big decision for a family. Pets can enrich children’s lives, but they can also create havoc in the household. I decided to look into the benefits of pet ownership for children and their families. What can pets teach kids??? Owning a pet can teach your kids responsibility. They can… Continue reading “Can We Get a Dog??” The Benefits of Pet Ownership

activities, behavior, family, infant, parenting, preschooler, school age, technology, teenager, toddler

New Season, New Healthy Routines for You and Your Family

Spring has finally come to the frigid Midwest and if you are anything like me you are digging through your cedar closet to find your shorts and sunscreen to head outside! The first week or two of spring are glorious. We all want to be outdoors, raking the flower beds, cutting the grass for the… Continue reading New Season, New Healthy Routines for You and Your Family