Coping with empty nest when the kids clear out

Courtesy of The Associated Press
August 21, 2013

Peggy Nardini was so sad when her twins left for college last year that she kept the doors to their rooms closed. When she recently dropped them off for their second year away, she felt the same pull at her heart. “That initial moment when you give them that hug goodbye, when you walk away from... Read more »

Kids and Computers

August 30, 2012

          Kids and Computers Parents have feared technology since the Stone Age. Plato was afraid that the written word would make people forgetful. Today, parents are concerned that too much time in front of a computer screen will stunt their children’s growth, maturity... Read more »

The Vaccine Debate

Leslie Orndoff
April 8, 2012

Vaccines have a long history in disease prevention. It is said ancient Chinese people were inoculating against smallpox a little more than 1000 years ago.  Inoculation, or variolation as it was then called, became increasingly more commonplace as the centuries progressed. It wasn’t until late in the... Read more »

Traveling with Kids

Jenna Swartz
December 7, 2011

Having children doesn’t mean your traveling days are over.  Kids aren’t appropriate companions for every trip, such as a romantic anniversary refuge or business trip, but there are many adventures that can be kid friendly. Among the benefits to kid travel are priceless bonding and an education about... Read more »

Healthy Eating Made Easy

Leslie Orndoff
November 7, 2011

At times, parenting can seem like a never-ending experiment.  One of the most challenging aspects of this experiment is determining and meeting your child’s nutritional needs.  Trying to make sense of recommendations on pediatric health and nutrition can be time consuming and stressful.  Luckily,... Read more »

Growing Up Shy: Tips for Raising a Shy Child

Leslie Orndoff
October 6, 2011

Every parent has a vision of what their child will become.  Maybe she will be a successful doctor.  Perhaps he will grow to be a great artist.  Whatever the vision is, parents universally desire for their child to be well adjusted and happy.  Often times though, a parent is confronted by the realization... Read more »