Why Science?

By Michelle Talsma Everson As someone who makes a living in the field of communications, I’ll fully admit that science class—whether in elementary school or college—wasn’t my favorite. In contrast, my 9-year-old son is absolutely in love with all things STEM (science,...

Roadblocks to Academic Success

By Denise Morrison Yearian Most parents want their children to aim for academic excellence. But for some students obstacles such as procrastination and perfectionism get in the way. When children dawdle or nitpick to the point of obsession, it can hinder their...

Teens and ADHD

By Chantay Banikarim, M.D. MPH Does your teen struggle with forgetting homework, organization, making decisions without thinking, concentrating on schoolwork and being patient? Could your teen have Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Absolutely. ADHD can...

Back to School Tips

Contributed by Expect More Arizona Relatives have been visited, pool toys have been packed away and camps have closed for the season. Summer vacation is coming to a close and, as teachers all over Arizona prepare their classrooms, families are gearing up for getting...

Vision and Hearing Screenings

By Nora Heston Tarte Hearing and vision problems in young kids often go undiagnosed. While school testing is designed to catch many ailments, kids are often suffering long before the school notices a problem or the tests aren’t designed to catch the type of hearing or...

Museum Visits with Kids

By Denise Yearian I will never forget the first time I took my kids to an art museum. They tore through the place like it was in an indoor playground. Forget seeing the exhibits myself. All I did was chase my kids around hollering, “Wait! Don’t you want to...

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