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  • 10/20/2014 The Book With No Pictures: A Reader’s Power The Book With No Pictures is an intriguing name and concept for a children’s book. Or at least it seemed that way to me at first when an article on the subject caught my eye. The idea was novel and the kids certainly responded positively. Still, something nagged at me as I watched a clip […] more>
  • 10/13/2014 Why Your Kids Should MOOC MOOC. It’s an acronym for massive open online course and it’s a trend in online learning that’s shaping up as an important influence in education. The brainchild of George Siemens, a Canadian educator and Stephen Downes, an information architect in 2008, the MOOC was developed to provide an open, free source of knowledge to anyone. After registering […] more>
  • 10/12/2014 Cutest Baby Videos: You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry, You’ll MARVEL Cutest baby videos. Every time you see that claim, you just know it’s hyperbole. But you can’t help it: you gotta watch them anyway. Because you love babies more than just about anything in the world. We do, too. For instance, these two little fellers who crack each other up. Twins are so awesome. I […] more>
  • 10/8/2014 Microwave Baked Apples: The Autumn Comfort food Another school day has ended and coming home, there’s a chill in the air. The ground is littered with leaves that crunch underfoot and there’s this feeling of something coming to an end.  That’s because it’s the end of summer with all its freedoms and the bittersweet beginning of the new school year. Instead of […] more>
  • 10/5/2014 Maternal Instinct: Moms Just Know What To Do Maternal instinct: psychologists can argue it out ‘til the cows come home. They can believe it exists or prove it doesn’t. But moms know the truth. And we know what to do. Moms know when a child is sick before there are visible symptoms. And when there is fever? Moms can come within a hair’s […] more>
  • 10/1/2014 4 Kinds of Parents: Do You Believe in Discipline? Discipline is the method by which parents teach their children appropriate behavior. Setting boundaries for children and illustrating what is and isn’t acceptable behavior is achieved through various parenting techniques. The parenting techniques chosen by a particular parent generally align well with that parent’s nature and behavioral norms, which can vary widely from parent to […] more>
  • 9/29/2014 Quadruplets Getting Real: The Quadinators Pearl, Lexie, Lewis, and Rose Beck are quadruplets. Their mother Helene Beck and I are old friends who lost track of each other and then reunited via the wonders of social media. When I “found” her and discovered she had quads, I actually gasped out loud imagining myself in her shoes, with four infants crying […] more>
  • 9/28/2014 National Preparedness Month: Raising a Child With Grit   September marks the beginning of the harvest, apple-picking season, the Fall equinox, and a changing of leaves. Historically, farmers prepared food stores for the long winter months, squirrels and burrowing animals collected and buried food stores, and adult fowl taught their young to fly in preparation for the migration to warmer climates. It’s also the […] more>
  • 9/23/2014 Sensory Integration Disorder: Do You Suspect Your Child Has This? Sensory Integration Disorder (SID), also known as Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), describes a situation in which the brain cannot sort out and use the sensory input it receives. Typically, information about our surroundings and experiences helps us make sense of the world and adapt our behavior accordingly. In Sensory Integration Disorder, however, the brain is […] more>
  • 9/21/2014 Forgotten Baby Syndrome: Our Partners in the Fight Forgotten Baby Syndrome, or the death by heat stroke of infants left behind in cars, happens most often during the hot summer months.  With the arrival of the fall equinox, we can expect to see a rapid drop in the number of tragic infant deaths related to this syndrome; though the danger and the risks […] more>