Summer reading is a time to create family memories

The Des Moines Regiter – Mackenzie Ryan “Summer reading always brings up a few favorite memories of mine, including the time one of my brothers discovered the comic book collection at our local library. Did we strike gold that year! Between my two brothers...

How to help keep kids safe from predators

The Mercury News – Sharon Noguchi “Carefree summer? Not quite. For parents madly scheduling and financing summer pursuits to keep their kids busy — and safe, a potential peril looms large. The arrest of a suspected child predator at Walden West...

Building the foundation for success

News Herald – Juliann Talkington Researchers now say the foundation for success is built between birth and the time a child reaches puberty.   Babies’ minds are like open slates – filled with trillions of connections that are either used and then further...

The Other Tough Talk

The Huffington Post – Abigail Seldin “Discussing the birds and the bees is probably the most widely anticipated — and perhaps feared — of the tough conversations that responsible parents have with their children as they transition into...