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Wildflower Camp Foundation Helps Families Bloom After Loss

Wildflowers are often the first sign that nature has rebounded after a devastating forest fire. This idea: that beauty can come in the face of devastation,  is the inspiration behind the creation of the Wildflower Camp Foundation, which sends bereaved children from the Greater Boston area to summer camp. Why summer camp? Losing a husband …

How to Stop Thumb Sucking In Older Children

Thumb sucking is a problem in the older child. Parents know that their children need to stop once they get to a certain age. But parents may not know an effective way to make help their children break the habit. After all, it isn’t easy to stop thumb sucking when a child has been doing …

SCOPE: Summer Camp Can Help Kids Stay in School

We love giving out  money to worthy organizations. Which is why we were very happy when SCOPE, which stands for Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education, applied to the Kars4Kids small grant program. SCOPE has a unique mission, providing summer camp scholarships to kids who would otherwise be stuck in the city over the long, hot, …

Teach Your Child to Swallow Pills With 2 Methods That Really Work

Some children find it difficult to swallow pills. Just how many children have this problem is unknown. What we do know is that for most children who find it hard to swallow pills, the problem persists through the teenage years and even into adulthood. That’s if no one addresses the inability to swallow pills in …

Sidelined Athlete Leanne Joyce Creates Positive Impact for Kids

Leanne Joyce, at the age of 16, has accomplished more than most adults. A nationally-ranked jump roper, competitive swimmer, and gymnast, the 11th grader is also an honors student who will be taking four AP classes this year. All this in spite of the fact that Joyce was born with a congenital heart condition: aortic …

Bullying And Its Flipside: Parenting The Bully

Bullying victim Daniel Fitzpatrick, a thirteen-year-old boy, was in the news last week after taking his own life. Daniel tried and failed to get help but ultimately the system failed him. That’s not what this blog piece is about. This piece is the flipside of that one. This piece is about parenting a bully. A …