School Lunch Program Takes a Step Backward

Since President Harry Truman signed the National School Lunch Act in 1946, the United States has consistently tried to improve child nutrition. Until now. Within...

Where Does CHIP Stand Now?

For families, providers, advocates, state officials, governors, and members of Congress, September 30th was a significant day in the world of CHIP, the Children’s...

Raise a Well-Behaved Child, Part 3: How to Halt the Endless...

Time-out is over and your 18-month-old is still flailing on the floor, pig-tails flying and tears streaming down her face. “Time out is over,”...

Raise Well-Behaved Children, Part 2: Discipline Without Spanking

Questions: Why does that child run into the road? Why does that child hit other kids? Answer: Because no one ever taught him not to. Toddlers need lots...

Raise Well-Behaved Children, Part 1: Set the Stage While They Are...

When your baby turns 1, you’ll realize he has a much stronger will. My oldest threw his first tantrum the day he turned 1....

Before the Zika Virus: A Look Back at Rubella and Microcephaly

The Zika virus in the news these days reminds us of another microcephaly-causing virus which scourged our world in the not-so-distant past. In the years...

How Retained Primitives Could Affect Learning Disabilities

We are all born with primitive reflexes. Their presence is critical to the survival of the infant. They serve as the training wheels for...

Federal Cuts Threaten to Defund Programs That Help Pennsylvania Families

Proposed federal budget cuts threaten to defund programs that help children and families meet basic needs or recover after a difficult life event. On...

Parental Smoking Linked to Childhood Cancer

Parents’ smoking habits could contribute to the most common form of childhood cancer, according to a new study. A new study by researchers in California...

The Children Be Damned . . .

There was widespread and well-deserved derision when a photo circulated of Vice President Mike Pence with dozens of Republican men from the far right...

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