Connecting With Your Children

Neighborhood crime and kids

Violence is unsettling for children, whether they witnessed the crime or not. What happens to kids in the aftermath of crime and how can parents lessen the impact?

CHIP funding could run out as soon as this month in some states

Some states could run out of funding for their Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as early as this month, despite recently approved spending by Congress that was expected to keep the program running through the end of March, federal health officials said Friday.

Happy mealtime, healthy kids

Dinner time is a stressful time of day for many families – with parents coming home from work, kids coming home from school, and everybody is really hungry and ready to eat.

Christmas apps that keep Santa in touch

Everyone looks forward to counting down to Christmas, especially kids. That's why we're introducing you to three smartphone apps that'll make that time even more fun.

Preschool pays off for decades

Early childhood care and education in the United States can be expensive. But does the cost of early education pay off over a lifetime?

Three things to make changing daycares easier

Child care is an important resource for working parents. It’s not always easy to find the best arrangement for your child and yourself, but scientists are finding moving kids around too much when they’re young might affect them later on.

The Identity Project

High school is a time when many teens start to explore who they are and studies suggest when adolescents have a clear sense of their general identity, it may promote higher self-esteem and better mental health.

Touchscreen affects your kid’s sleep

Nowadays many toddlers learn how to use a touchscreen device before they can walk. The good news is that your toddler is likely to become a tech- savvy kid. The bad news is it is linked to poorer sleep.

What About Adults with Autism?

Mention autism and invariably people talk about autistic children. But as they get older and the hope of a cure fades, what support they get as young adults becomes critical because their futures depend on that support.

The Arts as therapy

Poverty, violence, and instability have been associated with chronically high levels of stress in kids. Now a newly-published study suggests involving preschoolers from disadvantaged neighborhoods in music, dance and visual arts programs may reduce their stress levels.

Sharing is Caring and So Much More

It’s one of the first social lessons kids learn growing up. Sharing with others is generous and makes you feel good; however, for a three-year-old, giving toys to another child may not be something they will readily want to do. Now a new study is examining how kids link generosity with their own happiness.

Can Blocks Build a Math Whiz?

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It’s an age-old question from parents to kids: what do you want to be when you grow up? Mother Amy Spencer told Ivanhoe, “Especially with the girls,…

Nootropics: Boost Body and Brain?

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- They’re being called nootropics. So called smart drugs that offer a short cut to sharpen your focus and your thinking. it’s an online sensation hitting the…

Teaching the brain to be resilient

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Heartache, adversity and failure can happen to anybody, at any age. But why do some people bounce back while others struggle? Scientists say the ability to…

Kissin' Conns' pig for the Congo

Adoption is no doubt worth it, but it is not easy. For a local family, it is their mission to adopt a child and they are using a creative event to raise money to bring their baby home.