• Stay Safe on Halloween

    Halloween is a cherished tradition but the excitement of the night can cause children to forget to be careful. There is no real "trick" to making Halloween a real treat for the entire family. The major dangers are not from witches or spirits but rather from falls and pedestrian/car crashes.

  • Halloween Recipes

    Halloween is the time to break out the fun and easy recipes kids can make. Your kitchen will be bubbling over with monster brew, pumpkin pops, ants-on-a-log, beetle brunch, stuffed snails, centipede surprise and bat cookies!

  • Ending Arrogance

    A famous study found that nine of ten adults felt that as they were growing up, they had to display a high skill, talent, or special ability in order to gain their parents' love. Might your child be in this category?

  • Seven Essential Secrets to Stopping Bad Attitudes

    Can you stop your kid's manipulative, self-centered, rude ways and change their annoying, bad attitudes? Attitudes are learned, so they can be unlearned and stopped -- if parents use a few simple behavior principles. Here are some life changing strategies.

  • Two in a Row Doesn't Make Four!

    We were lucky enough to get pregnant on our first try, like the first time around. However, we were not able to enjoy our good news for long. I suspected I was pregnant right away, but the home pregnancy test came back negative.

  • Choking Hazards: Little, Round Objects

    I didn't know for sure that she had swallowed something, but from the way she was struggling I knew there was something massively wrong. Her eyes started going back in her head and she was going limp. I immediately said, "Let's go! We're going to the hospital now!"

  • Information Sheet and Care Plan for Yeast (Candida)

    Candida (also called yeast, or thrush) is a fungus that occurs naturally in the mucous membranes and on the skin. Use of antibiotics promotes the overgrowth of yeast by killing off the 'good' bacteria that normally keep the yeast from multiplying too quickly. During pregnancy, yeast infections are more common because high levels of estrogen lead to elevated levels of sugar, and yeast feeds on sugar.

  • Child Safety and Accidents

    The media is filled with sensationalized weather news reports to warn locals of the impending threat to life. Accidents are the primary cause of death for children ages birth to 19. The top five causes of death among children are...

  • Daycare vs. Nannycare: The Pros and Cons

    Choosing childcare is one of the most difficult jobs of new parents. In-home care or out of home care, daycare or private home -- discover the pros and cons of the various options.

  • Top Ten Things to Do to Get Baby to Sleep

    Babies can make us laugh; they can make us proud. They can also make us crazy, especially when it comes to bedtime. Help is on the way. Dr. Jodi Mindell is one of the country's leading sleep experts.