Baby Talk

I gave birth to my first and only child when I was 35, a maternal age regarded as “last call” in 1986. Sharing my semi-private...

Building Brighter Futures

Several kids between the ages of two to four built cardboard block towers together at City Hall today, illustrating that investment in quality child...

Recess Is More Than Just Child’s Play

Recess is in distress. That all-important chance to refresh mind and body in the middle of a stressful school day is in danger of...

Back to the Future: Returning to Native Diets Drops Diabetes Rate...

NOME, Alaska — Megan Timm is trying to bring down western Alaska’s diabetes rate, one child and one smoked fish at a time. The manager...

Study Shows Americans Agree: Poor Child Well-Being is a Top Issue

Recently the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) released national survey results on perspectives of Americans on child and family well-being in the U.S., with...

West Virginia Event Highlights Need to Put Kids First in Federal...

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This was originally published at the Children’s Budget Coalition website.  What does it look like to make children and families a priority in...

Why Make-Believe Play Is an Important Part of Child Development

Visit any preschool classroom during free play and you will likely see a child pretending to be someone else. Make-believe play is a ubiquitous part...

Farm Week in Denmark is Not Your Average Petting Zoo

My first hint that the Danes are generally not sentimental about animals came last year during our first Farm Week at my sons’ combined...

Child Care Businesses Nearing Crisis Mode as Funding Lags

Who will be the thought leaders of tomorrow? Soon enough, today’s business people, lawmakers, educators, and military leaders will hand the reins of this...

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...

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