A creative writing contest for 6- to 10-year-olds gave them an opportunity to reflect on their lives while sheltering in place. Here’s what they said.
2 months agoListen 5:07
They’ve had enough of being cooped and homeschooled. Here’s how to balance the joy of (socially distant) playtime with common-sense precautions.
3 months agoListen 2:03
These talks are an everyday fact of life in some homes, but are new to others. Here is some advice on how to approach them, starting with young children.
4 months agoListen 2:53
Some situations, like broken bones, clearly call for in-person visits. Others are not so obvious. Here’s some advice for parents.
5 months agoListen 1:29
Even a roomy house can seem crowded these days, as parents and children spend every minute together. Lots of potential for sibling squabbles.
6 months ago
Intended to protect the physical health of young patients at behavioral facilities, the guidelines can exact a toll on their mental health, too.
6 months ago
With services to support the learning and development of special needs children on hiatus because of the coronavirus, families try to fill the void.
6 months agoListen 1:37
One in three Americans now have myopia. Kids who spend lots of time indoors are five times more at risk of developing it, research shows.
7 months ago
Providers equipped to meet autistic kids’ needs are lacking, experts say. Some parents have no alternative but to cut back at work or quit their jobs.
7 months agoListen 5:27
For parents, child care is the top expense after the rent or mortgage, a report said. The Philly median: $10,920/year for full-time day care for an infant.
8 months agoListen 5:09
A new guide gathers information and resources to assist parents with the challenge of providing care in the home.
8 months ago
“Candles,” premiering at the Arden Theatre, was written though Philadelphia Young Playwrights. It’s eligible for a Barrymore Award.
9 months agoListen 3:14
When children understand the parts of their bodies, and that they can set their own limits on touching, it can be a factor in recognizing sexual abuse.
9 months agoListen 04:19
Various companies offer consultation and accreditation to museums for their ability to welcome people with sensory sensitivities.
9 months ago
Kids know their abusers between 85% and 93% of the time. Yet adults are often surprised to realize how close to home abuse really is.
10 months agoListen 5:09