Should You Let Baby Cry It Out?

Should you let baby cry it out? Babies cry. Everyone knows it. Parents, on the other hand, may wildly disagree about whether or not it is okay to let a baby cry it out. Some

Keeping Kids Quiet During Services

Keeping kids quiet is never easy. Which is why some people think parents shouldn’t bring children with them to worship in a synagogue or church. It’s just a child’s nature to talk, and a

Is Football Dangerous?

Is football dangerous? It’s a question many parents are asking themselves now that summer vacation is but a distant memory. Kids are back in school which means try-outs. Should you let your child try

10 Ways to Help Your Child Do Better in School

Help your child do better in school? What mother would say no to that idea? Sure, most kids start off the school year happy and excited and full of bubbly spirits. They come home

Childhood Apraxia Of Speech, Autism, Or Both?

Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder which makes it difficult for children to speak sounds, syllables, and words. The difficulty has nothing to do with weak muscles or paralysis. Instead,

Polygenic Scores and What They Tell Us About the Way Siblings Learn

Polygenic scores tell us how likely it is that a person’s genetic structure is going to support that person’s ability to get an education. In other words, if your child has a high polygenic

How One Simple Chemical Free Method Can Rid Your Child of Head Lice

Lice are in the news. In fact, in the days leading up to the long-awaited first day of school, the news has been, um, lousy with stories about lice: lice that are resistant to

Backpack Safety Tips

    View image | Backpack safety is a concern to any parent who has witnessed children bent under the weight of a backpack or doing the “backpack shrug,” that particular move in

WATCH: Stranger Danger Social Experiment Video

A new stranger danger video is freaking us out. Why? Because it’s an idea we mostly thought we’d covered as parents and teachers: Stranger Danger. By now, everyone knows the phrase “stranger danger.” We

Immunization Debate: Do You Say Yes to Vaccines?

Immunization Awareness Month is upon us which means we wake up the sleeping beast: the debate for and against vaccination. There’s a lot of hot feeling on either side of the debate which is