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The Family Bed: The Benefits of Bed Sharing

By Dinah Torres Castro Having your children sleep in your bed is usually frowned upon. If the subject ever comes up, there’s always someone who shakes their head sadly and whispers, “She should know better….” Actually, Americans are in the minority who think this way, while the rest of the world believes in co-sleeping or […]

The Importance of Routines for Young Children

By Dinah Torres Castro Every new parent has a moment when they realize life with a new baby is hard. But there is something that can make things easier…routine. Routines are repeated, predictable events that provide a foundation for daily tasks. Some parents resist establishing routines because they think, “I’ve got this…I’ll sleep when she […]

How to Stimulate Your Baby’s Language Development

By Maxine Roeper Cohen, M.S. How exciting it is to bring that new baby home from the hospital and what awesome responsibilities you are assuming as new parents! You are helping your new little one develop in all ways, physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. It doesn’t help that babies come without a manual for guaranteed […]


By Maxine Roeper Cohen, M.S. Parents have the ability to create a positive home environment for their children. We live in busy, stressful times and it might be a good idea to think about the type of home atmosphere you wish to have that will be optimal for your family’s health and well-being.  Are you […]

Sexual Development in Young Children

By Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H. Sexual development is part of human development and it begins at birth. Children may exhibit behaviors that are considered to be sexual by adults.  Here’s what normal sexual development and behaviors look like in young children: Birth – two years: Bonding takes place by making eye contact, face and voice […]

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Smart phones, computers and tablets, Oh My! (part 4)

By Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H. I don’t want to come across as anti-technology, but rather pro-child and pro-health.   I think technology is wonderful in many ways. I am concerned, however, about how quickly it is evolving, how pervasive it is in our society, how addictive it can be and how it may negatively affect our […]

Raising an Optimistic Child Can Be Good for All Concerned

Raising an Optimistic Child Can Be Good for All Concerned Nancy Olsen-Harbich Raising an optimistic child not only benefits the child—who is less likely to suffer from anxiety and depression—but your whole family and the larger community. Optimism comes from confidence and confident children are more likely to try again after a setback and to […]

Understand Your Child and Provide Guidance

By Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H.   Babies and toddlers are very active learners. They need lots of rest, good food, fun playthings, and plenty of safe space to move around and explore. Babies and toddlers grow and change at an amazing rate. Learning how your child develops helps you to be more patient and effective […]

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