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When my daughter was young, it took a lot of mental energy — creativity and time — to come up with new ways to get our energy out inside, especially during bad weather days, extended weekends or even as part of our every day routine. Physical activity is important for children and adults alike. Getting … Continue reading 8 Indoor Activities to Release Kids’ Energy
Earlier this week, I overheard my kids engaged in a round of “I heard” and “Did you know?” while they were getting ready for bed. “I heard that Margaret’s dad has it,” said my six-year-old. “Did you know that it’s the worst sickness ever?” added my eight-year-old. CLICK HERE to read the entire PBS article.
Sudeep Taksali, an orthopedic surgeon, became worried that his 8-year-old daughter had already grown taller than his 12-year-old son. And sometimes she had an attitude that seemed more fitting for a teenager too. Something seemed wrong. Taksali and his wife, Sara, realized their daughter had grown 7 inches in two years and she was showing … Continue reading Hormone Blocker Sticker Shock: Kids Drug Costs 8 Times More Than One For Adults
Most child development milestones are monitored closely by parents from a very young age: Can my child walk? Check! Use a cup to drink? Check! Jump on one foot? Recite the ABCs? Check and check! Then there are child development “soft skills”—social and emotional skills that can be harder to judge and even more challenging … Continue reading Helping Your Child Make New Friends