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The Science Behind Outdoor Classrooms

The great outdoors provide a beneficial learning environment for children, and various local programs give them the chance to explore the natural world.

Screens: Are They Safe for Your Kids?

Tablets are becoming a part of everyday life, even for our kids. What are the dangers, and how do we find a balance?

Learn How to Potty Train in a Flash

Choose the quick-training technique that’s right for you and your toddler.

The Dangers of Batteries

Babies who swallow a button battery need immediate medical attention. Magnets and e-cigarette refills are unsafe, too.

Talking to Your Kids About Scary Headlines

Whether it’s a natural disaster or mass shooting, tragedies are impossible to hide from your child. They’ll learn about them through media coverage or from a kid on the bus. Here’s how to talk to your kids about what’s happening.

Language Plays Into Praising Your Child

Improving achievement Carol Dweck, Ph.D., Stanford University professor and author of Mindset, studies how our beliefs affect achievement. In one study, students who were given an IQ test were praised either for their intelligence or...

Giving Liquid Gold: Breast Milk Donation Options

Human milk is the ultimate source of nutrition for babies. Yet there are circumstances when a mother cannot breastfeed, perhaps because of latching problems, breast surgery, or medications she is taking, but she still...

Swaddling: All About the Position

A 2016 study clarified the risks associated with swaddling—placing a swaddled baby on her stomach or side doubles the risk of Sudden-Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Fortunately, standard practice is to lay a baby on...

Err On the Side of Caution When It Comes to Plastic

Plastic foodware is unavoidable, whether it’s dishware, cutlery, food storage, or take-out containers. Safety concerns arise because chemicals can migrate into the food.Generally, plastics with recycle numbers 1, 2, 4, and 5 are safer...

Peanut Allergy Update

Amal Assa’ad, M.D., director of the FARE Center of Excellence in Food Allergy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, shared the new rules (awaiting finalization), developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).1)...
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