Kids

The Power of To-Do Lists: 6 Tips for Using Them Effectively

2019-11-19T15:53:41+00:00

On any given day, it seems there are a million and one things to get done. There are phone calls to be made, meals to be prepped, errands to be run, appointments to make or break. All of them tumble around in your brain, niggling and nudging until it’s their turn for your attention. But [...]

The Power of To-Do Lists: 6 Tips for Using Them Effectively2019-11-19T15:53:41+00:00

The ‘SIFT’ Method for Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

2019-11-19T15:47:12+00:00

One of the best things that you can do for your children's mental health is to help them develop their self-awareness and emotional intelligence (EQ)—and incorporating Dr. Daniel Siegel's SIFT method into your parenting is one way to do this. Emotional Intelligence Can Be Developed Emotional intelligence is said to be just as important as intellectual [...]

The ‘SIFT’ Method for Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence2019-11-19T15:47:12+00:00

13 Things to Never Say to a Stepparent

2019-10-08T15:24:01+00:00

  Parenting is the most difficult aspect of stepfamily life, especially if the kids are adolescents, according to the American Psychological Association (APA). Naturally, a stepparent may feel overwhelmed. But if you happen to be on the receiving end of a venting session and feel the urge to say, “Hey, you knew this was a package [...]

13 Things to Never Say to a Stepparent2019-10-08T15:24:01+00:00

Connecting to families and friends who live far away

2019-06-13T17:01:44+00:00

By Richard Asa, Special to Tribune Newspapers According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans move a lot: About 45 million did in 2010. That's as if nearly everyone in Spain moved in one year. Of the people who moved, 6.7 million had lived in a different state the year before, the Census Bureau reports. The point, [...]

Connecting to families and friends who live far away2019-06-13T17:01:44+00:00

Roots of Empathy: Can Babies Heal Bullies?

2019-06-13T17:03:56+00:00

Can spending time with a baby prevent bullying? One school program, Roots of Empathy, brings babies and their moms into classrooms. And research suggests that participating classrooms show a reduction in bullying and aggressive behavior. Is it really just that simple? What is the exact nature of the Roots of Empathy program, and how can we reproduce these [...]

Roots of Empathy: Can Babies Heal Bullies?2019-06-13T17:03:56+00:00

Why pediatricians are ‘on the front line’ for depression and anxiety among teens

2019-06-13T17:04:04+00:00

By Lois M. Collins SALT LAKE CITY — A pediatrician may be the care provider best equipped to identify adolescents who struggle with depression so they can begin receiving treatment, according to new guidelines published this week by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Estimates place the number of youths who experience depression during adolescence at 1 [...]

Why pediatricians are ‘on the front line’ for depression and anxiety among teens2019-06-13T17:04:04+00:00