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The Diaper Debate and Potty Training Tussle

The Diaper Debate and Potty Training Tussle

The CDC just announced that for the second year in a row, the U.S. fertility rate hit a record low, to just 60.2 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age.  This decline in the number of babies has had ripples in our economy, as manufacturers of disposable...
Dealing With a Child’s Hurting Heart

Dealing With a Child’s Hurting Heart

Kids can often be cruel to each other. Adults can be cruel to kids. And the events of daily life can seem cruel and overwhelming to a child. Most kids aren’t going to bring up to their parents that they are struggling with discouragement or disappointment. More...
Recognizing Bullying

Recognizing Bullying

Bullying is something that anyone can picture, but it’s often hard to describe without giving physical details or words.  However, the basis of bullying is something that isn’t seen but is clearly felt. It’s what experts call “an imbalance of power.” It’s when...
Blue Light and Your Child’s Health

Blue Light and Your Child’s Health

It’s an enduring social image of our age:  Groups of kids who sit beside each other or at round tables, not making eye contact with humans but only with the screens they hold.  There’s no conversation.  Only the silent movement of fingers and the glow...
How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?

How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?

When children and adolescents don’t get enough sleep, they lack attention and the ability to regulate their emotions and behaviors.  They become difficult and moody.  The National Sleep Foundation has these recommendations for how long your child...