Parents Ask – Foster Care

Q: Being a foster parent is so rewarding, but I’m not sure how to help my foster child deal with her anxiety and depression. Is this normal and how can I help her?– Roxanne – Queen Cre A: Excellent question. Before answering, I’m really glad to hear you...

The Perfect Note

By Michelle Talsma Everson Music lessons – whether they are instruments or voice – are nearly a childhood rite of passage. “Thousands of scientific and academic studies have shown that music education improves academic achievement, builds communication skills, fosters...

Animal Encounters

By Michelle Talsma Everson My 7-year-old son is absolutely in love with all things feline. He eats, breathes and sleeps all things cat related and dotes on our two 10-year-old rescue cats like they’re royalty. As a parent, it’s fascinating to observe the phases our...

Parents Ask: Autism Behavior

Q: My six-year old son is autistic and I’m having problems with his behavior. What would you recommend I do to help him? A: Behavior is a problem for many children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Because children with ASD often cannot effectively communicate...

Decoding Dyslexia

By Nora Heston Tarte As parents, we want the best for our kids. So, when Kim—a mom from Goodyear—noticed her daughter struggling in school, she was adamant about finding help. “I had to take her outside of the school for both a diagnosis and tutoring,” Kim explains of...

Unplug!

  By Christa Melnyk Hines   Whether you want to become a stronger, more intuitive communicator or you’re trying to raise one, free time spent unplugged can make a big difference. Here’s why: Increased self-awareness. Time alone or unplugged helps us pursue...

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