As parents, we’re always looking for ways to connect with our children. Knowing your child’s love language is a great way to build on the relationships that are already there. According to author Dr. Gary Chapman, there are five different love languages:

When trying to schedule a night out, my friends and I often run into a problem: Monday is Cub Scouts or hockey or play practice; Tuesday is Girl Scouts or choir or softball; Wednesday is church youth group or gymnastics; Thursday is ballet or dance or play practice again. By the time we get …

Ever think, “Man, I could have handled that situation better!” You aren’t the only one. As a parent I have “oops” moments. You know, that moment when you lose your cool, everyone breaks down into tears, when you are just trying to get out the door in the morning, praying that you haven’t for…

Three eight-year-old boys in my classroom created a serial story of comic strip characters. Set in another universe, each character had special super-hero qualities. Some abilities were unique. Other attributes emerged only in conjunction with the skills of associates, or the task at hand.

 Confession time: In 1997 I was told by my doctor that I needed to learn to pace myself and not try to be Super Mom. He said he felt that my inability to relax and take time for myself was contributing to a serious health issue — that if I did not learn to pace myself, I could open the door …

Something parents may not realize about vitamins, minerals and other supplements is that that they are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. The government has established recommended daily allowances (RDA) for vitamins and minerals. Although many of these vitamins and supplemen…

They call it vaping, JUULing (pronounced "jewel"), or hitting. There are cloudchasers and vape artists and wizards of vape who go viral and become internet sensations. And this smoke tastes like bubblegum and mango and crème brulee – not the overwhelming tobacco of “analog” cigarettes.

When working with the newborn to three-year-old population, the question frequently comes up: “What do I do with her? She’s already in the Terrible Twos.” There has to be help for parents who want to experience “Terrific Twos”!

Holiday celebrations add long-term memories, but most of us would rather avoid having emergency responders crash the party. Keeping your holiday celebrations safe often involves being aware of what is going on and where potential hazards lie. Local experts say holiday fires fall into three m…

Some days go by in a blur and you struggle to remember what you did with all of your time. Adults can become stressed and overwhelmed by responsibilities throughout the day and forget that the smallest people in their families often need the most attention. But what can we do to connect with…

Did you know that there are seven different types of twins? The most common, or course, are fraternal and identical. Fraternal twins are the result of two eggs being fertilized by two different sperm, while identical twins begin from the same fertilized egg, which splits. Those less common i…

For years Vocational Education, as it was once called, carried a connotation of being something less; something not as “good” as college prep. Now referred to Career Technical Education (CTE), this career tied learning is becoming prominent again in American schools.