Category: Life

Energy Drinks and Bars: Deadly Teenage Treats?

Energy Drinks and Bars: Deadly Teenage Treats?

Energy drinks and bars attract teenagers by holding out twin promises of increased strength and ability on the playing field, and better concentration in the classroom. These food products are especially appealing to teenagers, since they never get enough sleep. When teens wake up late […]

13 Reasons Why Your Teen Should Not See This Show

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 […]

How to Prevent Teen Suicide

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 […]

What is Fifth Disease?

What is Fifth Disease?

Fifth disease. It’s the common name for a usually minor virus that mostly affects preschool and school-age children aged 5-15 years in the springtime. The medical name for fifth disease is erythema infectiosum and it is caused by parvovirus B19. Fifth disease passes quickly and […]

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

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 […]

Science is Sheepish: Spirituality Makes Us Healthier, Happier People

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 […]

Getting Teens to Obey You For Their Own Good

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 […]

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

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. […]

Wildflower Camp Foundation Helps Families Bloom After Loss

Wildflower Camp Foundation Helps Families Bloom After Loss

Wildflowers are often the first sign that nature has rebounded after a devastating forest fire. This idea: that beauty can come in the face of devastation,  is the inspiration behind the creation of the Wildflower Camp Foundation, which sends bereaved children from the Greater Boston […]

SCOPE: Summer Camp Can Help Kids Stay in School

SCOPE: Summer Camp Can Help Kids Stay in School

We love giving out  money to worthy organizations. Which is why we were very happy when SCOPE, which stands for Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education, applied to the Kars4Kids small grant program. SCOPE has a unique mission, providing summer camp scholarships to kids who would […]