Caution: Children at Play

An estimated 45 million youth between the ages of 6 and 18 engage in organized sports. Be it soccer or swimming, tennis or baseball, year-round training or participation on too many teams can lead to burnout and overuse injuries which are on the rise according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.… Read More

College Binge Drinking and Drug Abuse: What Parents Can Do Early and Now

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) reports that although the percent of fulltime college students drinking has changed little since 1993, there is a marked increase in those who binge drink. While colleges hold a certain amount of responsibility, parents play a key role in stemming the alarming increase in binge drinking.… Read More

Fight the Pressure to Over-Schedule Your Children

From early morning to late evening most families buzz with non-stop activity that shifts into overdrive during the school year. Extra curricular sign up sheets abound, and the impulse to engage your children in multiple endeavors becomes hard to resist.… Read More