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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 …

Cube-tastic: Perfect Gift for Your Digital Native Child

Cube-tastic just may be the answer to your prayers. That is if you’ve been stumped about what to buy that computer geek child of yours as a holiday gift. Similar to the ever-popular Rubik’s Cube, Cube-tastic is a puzzle cube that combines augmented reality with a step-by-step solution guide. Made by Pai Technology, Cube-tastic and …

National Safe Place Network: Responding to Kids in Crisis

The National Safe Place Network (NSPN) extends a lifeline to children on the run. We’re talking children in crisis with no one to turn to and no place to go. NSPN makes sure there’s an effective response system in place for these kids, an infrastructure to help them. Note that this is a national organization. …

When to Take Your Newborn Baby to the Doctor: A Checklist

New parents can find it difficult to know when a newborn baby needs a doctor’s attention. For one thing, no baby comes with a manual. Also, it takes time to learn the habits of this new and demanding little bundle of baby. Meantime, parents worry. They worry if the baby sneezes, or sleeps an hour …

Teens and Smartphones: Should They Be Separated?

Teens and smartphones seem to be attached by some invisible cord. We’ve all seen teens all hunched over, not really there with us, totally absorbed by whatever is going on in their virtual worlds. The nagging voice in our (parental) heads may say, “This is what addiction looks like.” We’re not wrong. A recent study …