An Educational Blog for Parents

Recent Posts

Whaley Children’s Center: Where Children Can Enter the Circle of Courage

Whaley Children’s Center is the kind of place that carves a notch into your heart and settles in forever. This is a place filled with love and warmth for kids who haven’t known much of either. It’s a place where foster kids go between foster homes, and you better believe it: kids in foster care …

Science is Sheepish: Spirituality Makes Us Healthier, Happier People

All along, the majority position of Psychiatry has been that Psychiatry has nothing to do with religion and spirituality. Religious beliefs and practices have long been thought to have a pathological basis, and psychiatrists over a century have understood them in this light. Religion was considered as a symptom of mental illness. Jean Charcot and …

Our Piece of the Pie: Helping Hartford Youth Succeed

Our Piece of the Pie (OPP) is mentoring inner city youth in Hartford, Connecticut, taking them by the hand, listening to them, and pushing them to believe in themselves so they can get ahead and break the cycle of poverty. Thanks to OPP, many youths who would otherwise drop out of high school, not only …

Getting Teens to Obey You For Their Own Good

Getting teens to listen to their parents can sometimes seem like the easiest job in the world. You lay down the law, they say, “Yes, Ma’am/Sir,” and you breathe a sigh of relief. Until that moment a week or so later when you happen to drive past a group of teens and see your child …

The Learning Lab: Helping Kids Leave the Grinding Cycle of Poverty

The newest Kars4Kids small grant recipient is the Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services of Southern California. We like to tell our readers about the work of the various organizations we help. But this particular mental health and welfare agency is running so many important programs that it was difficult to know how to describe its …

Forgotten Baby Syndrome Statistics 2016

The year 2016 is coming to a close and we’re no closer to solving the problem of Forgotten Baby Syndrome (FBS). We know this because as the year comes to a close we find that the total number of U.S. heatstroke deaths of children left in cars in 2016 is actually higher than average. That …