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kids trick-or-treating

Trick-or-Treating Tips & Fun

CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN IN CHARLOTTESVILLE It’s hard to believe October and the holiday hoopla are already here. We’ve pulled together some Trick-or-Treating Tips & Fun of what you need to know for a happy Halloween this year. Scroll on for safety tips, costume ideas, and local spooooooky events and activities. Trick-or-Treat! Halloween Safety Tips Young children […]

doctor meeting with diabetic boy

Diabetes I & II in Children

HOW EVERYONE CAN SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH DIABETES According to the American Diabetes Association, around 210,000 children have diabetes, and more are diagnosed every year. “A child with diabetes needs an adult responsible for his or her care to be with them at all times,” says Dr. Christine Burt Solorzano, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at […]

How to Raise Resilient Kids

9 TIPS FOR HELPING YOUR KIDS IN THESE CHALLENGING TIMES To say that these past months have been challenging is an understatement. With the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, riots, unemployment, fires, the whirl of the coming election, homeschooling and the isolation from family and friends, it’s no surprise that anxiety and depression are up nationally. […]

Big sister with her newborn sibling

Welcome Home Baby!

TIPS FOR BRINGING HOME BABY + PRINTABLE SIGN & COLORING PAGE FOR SIBLINGS There are so many emotions and thoughts parents have when bringing home a new baby, especially if there are older siblings waiting to welcome their baby brother or sister. Chances are you feel happy with anticipation but also stressed and worried about […]

Little girl pouting at playground

How to Ensure Your Toddler Understands No Means No

Dear Bob: No Means No   My toddler seems to have a hard time expressing himself with words. What can I do to help him? Actually there’s a lot you can do to help increase your toddler’s wordage. Here are some tips:   How To Talk & Listen To Your Child Most parenting articles stress […]

Balancing Act

HOW A LOCAL CHILDREN’S AUTHOR IS BALANCING WORK & AT-HOME SCHOOLING Virginia children’s book author Marc Boston moved to Charlottesville from Kansas City, in part, to immerse himself in this city’s strong writing community. A stay-at-home dad and lifelong book lover, Boston enjoyed bedtime stories as much as his three young daughters. But when they […]

Active Family Fun

7 WAYS TO GET THE FAMILY UP & MOVING Everyone needs some physical activity in their lives, and incorporating it into daily and weekly routines will help your family lead a healthier and happier life! Exercise helps babies develop motor skills, and it supports kids’ hearts, lungs and muscles as they continue to grow and […]