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Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing On Rainbows: A Story of Adolescent Angst and Instant Fame

Pink Fluffy Unicorns is a story floating around the Kars4Kids office. It seems that Lily was a camper in the TeenZone unit of the Kars4Kids summer camp, TheZone, last year. She came to camp dressed all in black, anger written all across her forehead. The girl read gruesome books and intimidated anyone who spoke to …

Separation Anxiety: How to Cope

Separation anxiety describes the feelings and behavior of babies when parents leave them with caregivers. The baby experiencing separation anxiety may scream and cry as the parent tries to leave. This is normal behavior for babies around the age of one year. Even though the behavior of a baby with separation anxiety is normal, it …

How Do You Wean A Baby?

To wean a baby means to stop breastfeeding. Once a baby no longer nurses at the breast and takes food and drink from other sources, he is said to be weaned. Some babies wean themselves as they lose interest in nursing. Others need to be coaxed into giving up breastfeeding. Mothers and babies can feel …

Ten Ways Kids Can Go Green

Being green is a state of mind. It’s about developing green habits and modeling them for your kids. But if you really want to make sure the earth’s resources are around long after you’re gone, you’re going to have to be more proactive than that. You’ll need to seek out ways to teach your child …

LDA St. Louis: Removing the Labels From Struggling Children

LDA St. Louis exists because children with learning disabilities aren’t getting what they need in our public school classrooms. That’s because our education system is designed to teach to the middle, to the average student. And if that means leaving gifted and poor students at least somewhat adrift, think what it means to the child …

Pacifier Pros and Cons From a Mother of 12

Pacifiers may be a good or bad thing, depending on what expert is weighing in at the moment. Which is the problem with a lot of parenting advice. But as a mother of 12 babies who cried more often than not, I can tell you that pacifiers were a lifesaver for me. Pacifiers gave my …