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Nature vs Nurture

It’s an age old question, that of which can never fully be answered: does nature rule our lives, or does nurture play a bigger role?  It seems that research and anecdotal evidence confirm that while nurture certainly plays an important role and has influence in who we become, there is just no escaping nature. As […]

How Domestic Violence Affects Children

Domestic violence creeps up out of nowhere and finds its ugly way into so many lives. Nobody ever believes it can or will happen to them, yet suddenly find themselves in a dangerous situation. Domestic violence does not discriminate either: It can happen to black or white, rich or poor, highly educated or uneducated. So […]

Why You Need to Say No…a Lot

It’s no secret that parenting is hard work.  At times, your children will amuse and endear you with humor, antics, and accomplishments.  You might even gleam with pride.  Other times, they will try to run you down and take over, not only the household, but seemingly the world. You are likely already aware of this […]

How to Help the Shy Child

Sometimes you’re ready for your child to venture forth into kid society but she has trouble making a move. She may be just naturally slow to warm up. There’s nothing wrong with that. But if in addition to being reserved your child is also unsure of herself, then she needs some help to become more confident.

What Is The BMI?

The BMI (Body Mass Index) is a tool for understanding obesity and its use in children is growing. Your pediatrician has probably used it at your child's annual check-up. But what is it exactly?
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