Poison-Proof Your House and Program This Number

12:29 pm Mar. 18, 2015

It is National Poison Prevention Week this week which is a good time to inspect our house and take steps to to poison-proof our homes. Accidental poisoning deaths have been rising since 1992. Here’s a

Free-range parenting

12:03 pm Mar. 18, 2015

Parents have made news recently after being detained for purposefully leaving children on their own, prompting renewed debate about so-called “free-range parenting.”

Moms and dads who practice this parenting style say it promotes independent, even fearless kids. But what is considered free-range by some can look like neglect to others.

If you have strong opinions about this issue and/or practice free-range parenting, please email me at gstaples@ajc.com or call me. I can

Unplug and Play: Here are 500 Ideas How

4:59 pm Mar. 17, 2015

The Giant Book of Creativity for Kids: 500 Activities to Encourage Creativity in Kids Ages 2 to 12 by Bobbi Conner (Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications) goes on sale next Tuesday, March 24

Tips for Reading Aloud with your Kids Every Day

5:37 pm Mar. 2, 2015

World Read Aloud Day is Wednesday  – and there is reason to celebrate! According to  Scholastic’s “Kids & Family Reading Report,” 83% of kids ages 6 to 17 say they love or loved being read