Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer
Let's face it, summers aren't what they used to be. Making the most of an unstructured summer can be difficult for many families today, especially working families. Summer presents unique scheduling challenges, after all - children have a lot of...

Sending your child to camp? Tips on how to manage your worries.

Sending your child to camp? Tips on how to manage your worries.
Sending kids off to summer camp is emotionally tough on parents, even if it’s not your first time. It’s normal to be concerned about your children’s physical and emotional well-being, but excessive worrying is unproductive and stressful. According to researchers,...

Five Tips for Raising Happy, Healthy, Confident Kids

Five Tips for Raising Happy, Healthy, Confident Kids
One thing all of us parents have in common is the desire for our children to have happy lives. Unfortunately, raising happy kids takes consistent work, and you’re not going to get it right every single time. It’s important for...

Postpartum Depression: How to Reduce Your Risk

Postpartum Depression: How to Reduce Your Risk

Postpartum depression is the most common complication associated with pregnancy, but it is possible to reduce your risk! According to current studies, approximately 20 percent of women with young children develop postpartum depression, which is one of the six perinatal…

Sleep is Critically Important for Children and Teens

Sleep is Critically Important for Children and Teens

Most children and teens are not getting enought sleep. Pine Rest’s Dr. Gregory Mallis shares tips on helping your child or teen achieve healthier sleep.

Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

Children model their parents’ behaviors, including those related to managing stress. Parents who deal with stress in unhealthy ways risk passing those behaviors on to their children. Alternatively, parents who cope with stress in healthy ways can not only promote…

Supporting Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Supporting Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum
As more and more children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it is important as a parent to learn more about the disorder and those who experience ASD. A 2018 report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

Free Play is Essential for Children’s Development

Free Play is Essential for Children’s Development

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” – Fred Rogers Free play is essential for a child’s healthy physical, social, cognitive and creative development! But what is free play? Free play is unstructured, child-initiated and spontaneous…

10 Sleep Tips for New & Expectant Parents

10 Sleep Tips for New & Expectant Parents
Most parents are unprepared for the reality of how much your sleep changes after having a baby. Taking care of a newborn takes its toll on parents. “Sleep when the baby sleeps,” some experts say. While this is good advice, it...