Summer is here and the kids are out of school — it’s the perfect time to get outside! But, you may notice that your kids would rather sit inside and watch TV, play video games, or scroll through their social media.
If you’re looking for ways to get the kiddos active, why not get the whole family together (or even the entire neighborhood) for fun outdoor games and activities and a dose of healthy competition — right in your backyard….
“I’m bored.” No matter how excited your kids are to be out of school, it’s inevitable that parents will hear these words — many times — over the course of the summer break. But, don’t fret!
Luckily, there’s a cure for keeping kids active and entertained: planning! One great option is signing your kids up for a summer camp experience — anything from classic sports or crafts at your nearest YMCA to STEM (science,…
Independence Blue Cross Blue Crew volunteers at a Variety event.
Ask any mom or dad and they’ll tell you that parenting is not easy. Parents of children with disabilities face additional demands and challenges. These include pressure to get specific health, education, and social services for their child, increased caretaking responsibilities, and managing relationships with family,…
I’d like to think that after 18 years of parenting (my kids are 18, 16, and 6) I would have mastered something as simple as giving medicine to my kids (and self) as properly instructed by the doctor. But, to be honest, I usually fall somewhere between day seven and day nine of the adherence to drug treatment….
What’s bored and whiny and hot all over?
My kids in summer!
Summer is prime time for kids to be cranky from the heat or bickering with one other because they’re out of things to do. But with a little planning and creativity, you can channel your inner camp counselor and come up with some fun summer activities for kids,…
I frequently describe parenting as a 14-hour work day. Parents out there know what I’m talking about. For me, the day starts at 7 a.m. and goes full steam ahead until around 9:30 p.m.
My days are filled with chores, joy, frustration, chores, fun, tedium, chores, and all the other challenges and rewards of working to support a family of five….
Sometimes, health statistics tell an encouraging story. For example, since 2002, more U.S. citizens have become former smokers than new ones.1
But recently, I came across some numbers that hit home:
In a study of children who were given a 10-day course of penicillin for strep infections, 56 percent were not taking the drug by the third day,…