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Seasonal Safety Tips for the Holidays

Holiday decorations, especially candles and electrical lighting, can be fire hazards.
Parents and grandparents should take a few precautions when decorating and entertaining for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwaanza and other fall/winter holidays and festivities.

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Food for Thought

I laughed when I saw this cartoon that depicts the challenges of hosting dinners for groups of people with diverse nutritional requirements, e.g., vegan, allergic to gluten, on a cleanser, et cetera. So true! It reminded me that my husband Gary and I have made some changes in how we now often entertain.

3 Benefits of Reading With Your Young Children

Most parents are aware that reading to children is beneficial, but did you know that reading aloud to your child actually improves his or hers numeracy skills? An Australian study shows that setting aside some time to read once a day or at least 3-5 days a week will have a direct causal effect on your child’s schooling outcomes regardless of family background and home environment. There are numerous other benefits that your child will enjoy as well.