Turn off your television, computers and go outside and play!

Today’s children seem to be increasingly disconnected from nature and more connected to staying inside with their television programs, movies, video games, computers, iPods and even digital...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2016 | COLUMN: Evolving Families

For birthdays or holidays, care should be taken when choosing toys

The holidays are upon us. It is time for family gatherings and traditions. It is also that time of the year for an overload of toys for our children. I have fond memories of my daughter at...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | COLUMN: Evolving Families

Support ‘Familes Helping Families’ during upcoming holidays

With the holidays quickly approaching, it is a great time for families to gather and celebrate each other. However, it is also a time of high stress levels. With massive lines at the store and the...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | COLUMN: Evolving Families

The benefits of reading to young children can last a lifetime

We have all heard how important it is to read to our children. There have been many studies and magazine articles devoted to this subject. Early literacy is one of the best gifts parents or...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | COLUMN: Evolving Families

Routines can help you establish good morning habits

Say goodbye to lazy summer days. School has begun! The hustle and bustle of back-to-school time is pretty stressful for many parents. This is mostly because it is difficult to get our children to...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | COLUMN: Evolving Families

Parents should start teaching kids bullying prevention early

One of the challenges our children face is learning how to get along well with others in social situations. Unfortunately, some children may decide to gain control in these situations by taunting...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | COLUMN: Evolving Families

Love and Logic program a good tool for parents to have on hand

As a parent, I have searched for ways in which to teach my daughter to behave and become more responsible. There is a lot of information out there, which can be rather overwhelming. I have received...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | COLUMN: Evolving Families

Measuring your child’s growth is more than just height and weight

Do you ever wonder if your child is developing typically or meeting developmental milestones during scheduled timelines? All children grow and develop at different rates and there is a wide range...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Evolving Families

The lesson: Discipline and punishment are not the same thing

One of the biggest challenges of being a parent was when I had to determine how I would discipline my daughter.At first I thought discipline meant punishment. However, I discovered that...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Evolving Families

Program designed to start kids off with ‘bright beginning’

As a young mother, I had so many questions and worries about my brand new bundle of joy. This huge responsibility made me feel as though I was not prepared for the many challenges of parenting that...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Evolving Families

Postpartum depression needs serious attention

A baby changes everything. The birth of a new baby is a time full of joy, excitement, fascination and amazement. The birth of a baby also is very stressful. A couple must go through an adjustment...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | COLUMN: Evolving Families

Upcoming auction will help families in our community

The La Plata Family Centers Coalition Annual Fundraiser will feature D.L. Marble and special guest 10 Day Band at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Community Concert Hall.A pre-concert social will begin at...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | COLUMN: Evolving Families

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