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Learning The Causes Of Autism

  A spectrum disorder ranging from mild to severe, autism is characterized by language differences, repetitive behaviors, restricted interests, rigid thinking, and social interaction difficult...
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Get In Touch With Infant Massage

 Written by The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital   Babies of all species need touch. It is an underestimated, yet powerful element in developing and reinfor...

Getting The Most From Camp

  How to get the most out of your child’s summer camp experience.   Choose carefully. A preschooler will do best at a camp that has many of the same qualities as a good preschool: a nurturing environme...

Drinking Moms

 Moms are drinking more than ever before. Why, and what can be done?In her book Her Best Kept Secret, Gabrielle Glaser traces the history of women and drinking along with the astonishing increase o...

Healthier Diets Yield Better Behavior

Children are dynamic creatures and their development is the product of multiple factors, including innate temperament (nature) and environmental factors such as discipline (nurture). The connection between nutr...
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Happy Campers

Camp is supposed to be fun. But some young children new to the experience can feel anxious and unsure. There are things parents can do to ease the transition and set children up for successful summer camp exper...
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Fixed Thinking Kids

by Pat Blackwell, Ph.D.Some children are “flexible” by nature. They can adapt to change with ease. From day one they are dubbed “easy babies.” The polar opposite of this child is what I call the “fixed thin...
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Eight Tips To Help Make Mornings Manageable

Parents from stay-at-homers to astrophysicists report that the single most challenging trial encountered all day is that time from wake up to drop off.  The following suggestions are not guaranteed, but to do n...
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Extreme Parenting

Several months ago a couple in Maryland was reported to the authorities for allowing their children to walk home alone from the neighborhood park. This latest trend is called Free Range Parenting. While I don’t...
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Everything You Need To Know About Camps

 Written by The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital   summer, skeeters, and s’mores! Taking the myth and mystery from finding the perfect camp. ...