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Toddler Fears Large and Small

Toddlers have all sorts of fears. While we feel for them in their terrors, it’s important to realize that fear is a good thing. It’s an emotion that protects us when facing new situations that could be dangerous. Fear tells us to be careful, to go slow, not to get too close. A toddler’s fear …

13 Reasons Why Your Teen Should Not See This Show

Think of this as a sort of companion piece to last week’s blog piece, How to Prevent Teen Suicide. That piece was meant as a resource for parents. This piece has a different focus. It’s about the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. I just watched the first season of this compelling drama and I had …

How to Prevent Teen Suicide

Teen suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people aged 12-18. Only accidents come in ahead of suicide at robbing young lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Some 12 teenagers commit suicide each day which comes to around 5,000 teenage suicides every year. Of those 5,000 teen suicides, 84% …

Youngest. Donor. Ever. Teaching Kids Kindness

Modeling kindness to others may be a great way to teach kids empathy and how to do good deeds. But there’s modeling and modeling. Five year-old Anikan just got the lesson of his young life on going out of your way to do a kindness. Here’s the deal: Anikan fell in love with the Kars4Kids …

Kids Cooking for Life Fights Childhood Obesity Where it Begins

Kids Cooking for Life teaches children how to cook. Kids adore the fun, hands-on cooking classes not least because they get to eat the results. But while the classes are a blast and the food tasty, the philosophy behind Kids Cooking for Life is deadly serious: American childhood obesity rates are at an all-time high, …

Teething Signs and Symptoms

Teething is the time when teeth begin to grow up and through the gums. It is also the word we use to talk about the feelings and behavior that come with growing teeth. Babies who are irritable and cannot sleep may be said to be teething when another cause for the behavior cannot be found. …