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Archive »0-3 Years

Getting Your Child Prepared for Preschool

There are plenty of benefits of preschool—it can be a great place for kids to interact with peers and to learn valuable life lessons such as how to share, take turns and follow rules...

Crib changes coming

Crib changes coming

New federal safety standards are in effect prohibiting the manufacture and distribution of drop-side rail cribs, and all cribs must have stronger slats and mattress supports, use higher quality hardware, and be rigorously tested.

Archive »4-7 Years

Bike safety

Simple tips from Safe Kids Pennsylvania will help ensure that your children ride safely this biking season.

Preschool & Elementary: There’s an app for that

Unfortunately, children aren’t born with instruction manuals. But WhatToExpect.com, the online home of best-selling author Heidi Murkoff’s What To Expect When You Are Expecting has got you covered...

Archive »8-12 Years

Got a Stinky Tween?

It might be unfair, or an over exaggeration, but boys are not often thought of as eager to jump into the bath tub.

Etiquette 101

Sheryl Trower, founder and president of the Etiquette School of Central Pennsylvania, says etiquette empowers people. Whether it’s children or business professionals, Trower says having good social skills and understanding etiquette can help anyone to shine in social situations...

Archive »13+ Years

Organizing teens is like herding cats

On our best months, the family calendar perched on our refrigerator looks like the flight manifest for the air traffic controller on a busy day at HIA. Trust me, even he couldn’t figure out our schedule. The minivan smells like a fast food restaurant, and it looks like someone threw a grenade into the backseat. Such is the challenge of coordinating the activities of three active teenage daughters. For my wife and me, the family calendar is our grail to keep us organized for who’s driving whom to dermatologist and orthodontist appointments, basketball practice, choir, scouts, karate, school projects, community service, etc. Each of the five of us has his/her own colored marker so we know exactly who has to be where and when.

Children and teens shouldn’t box, say pediatricians

Parents who grew up watching Sylvester Stallone in Rocky and dreaming of a tough boxer shouldn’t idolize the profession for their children...




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