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Parenting with a PhD: Brave

Parenting with a PhD: Brave
By Kristen Berthiaume: Little kids learn from an early age how to interpret the word “brave” – it means trying something (a big slide, swimming  in the deep end, broccoli) even if they’re afraid to do it. We think of “brave” people as those who risk their lives fighting fires, going to war,...
July 29th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Health Tips for the Summer Heat

Health Tips for the Summer Heat
The peak of summer is nearly here. According to 30-year averages calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the hottest summer temperatures for the Birmingham area tend to occur from July 26-31, On average, heat-related illnesses cause more than 600 deaths every year and from...
July 20th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Five Ways to Help Your Child Unwind and Recharge this Summer

Five Ways to Help Your Child Unwind and Recharge this Summer
By: Michele Kambolis With school doors closed for summer, parents are left wondering just how to make the most of this precious time. While some pack in sports camps and even summer tutoring, others question whether there should be any plan at all. You’ll easily find experts on both sides of the debate....
July 16th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Talking To Kids About Same-Sex Marriage

Parenting with a PhD: Talking To Kids About Same-Sex Marriage
By Kristen Berthiaume: So, you probably couldn’t help but notice that SCOTUS handed down a pretty big deal decision recently. I’m talking, of course, about the ruling that same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states. Your kids probably couldn’t help but notice, too – they may well be...
July 8th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Helping Your Kids Go “Inside Out”

Parenting with a PhD: Helping Your Kids Go “Inside Out”
By Kristen Berthiaume: First of all, if you haven’t yet seen Pixar’s “Inside Out” with your kids – GO! NOW! It’s fantastic. Take tissues, though – it’s a tearjerker for parents. “Inside Out” is the story of an 11-year-old girl, Riley, who goes through some big life changes. Consequently,...
June 25th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Boosting Your Child’s Creative Side

Boosting Your Child’s Creative Side
Activities such as coloring, drawing and painting are part of most children’s lives.  Exploring visual arts is an enjoyable activity for kids, and has proven brain-boosting benefits.   In fact, making art is the perfect example of learning through play. “Creating art can play a crucial role in...
June 20th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Free-Range vs. Helicopter Parents

Parenting with a PhD: Free-Range vs. Helicopter Parents
By Kristen Berthiaume: You’ve probably heard of free-range chickens – those raised with some freedom to roam so they’re happier and less-stressed (and more delicious – apparently cortisol isn’t all that tasty) but did you know there are also free-range kids? “Free-Range Parenting” is a...
June 12th, 2015 | columns & features, featured, to live | Read More

Cars, Heat and Kids. Look Before You Lock.

Cars, Heat and Kids. Look Before You Lock.
On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles. Even the best of parents or caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping baby in a car; and the end result can be injury or even death. As the temperatures rise here in the deep south,...
June 4th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

What Drowning Really Looks LIke

What Drowning Really Looks LIke
As we transition from school to summer, we begin to plan for fun times with the kids. Swimming typically tops the list, but with swimming comes the threat of drowning.  Drowning is the #2 cause of accidental death for kids 15 and under. What’s more disturbing is that around 50% of those drowning will...
May 21st, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Preventing the Summer Slide

Preventing the Summer Slide
Summer is coming and while it’s great to have a little break from full days of scheduled learning, preventing the Summer Slide is something all parents need to think about. The education slide is well-documented by numerous studies, which were synthesized in the 1990s by Harris Cooper, then a professor...
May 18th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More