Zoe Groff was excited to visit Lauritzen Gardens with her twin sister, Chloe, this past spring. Instead, she spent the day in the hospital.
"With age comes a maturity, a centeredness, a sense of perspective and well-being...at least in theory."
The beloved graphic novelist writes bravely about her childhood anxieties in "Guts."
"Apparently, walking seven miles and exploring mansions isn’t as fun as hotel pools. And, according to my calculations, we still had a few miles to go. I mean, come on! Restored Gilded Age mansions? That’s a hit for everyone!"
The reward you're giving actually may be a hindrance. Or is it?
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The numbers aren't promising, so young athletes should focus on the proven benefits.
Yes, there are studies “proving” that kids who co-sleep with their parents are as well-adjusted as kids who sleep in their own beds. So what? First, research in the so-called social sciences proves nothing. Second, if kids who don’t co-sleep are as well-adjusted as kids who do, then what is the point of co-sleeping?
"I sat with her and validated her feelings, but it made my friends late. Was I wrong?"
Modern teens love their digital communication. In some cases, the digital connection can save lives. The problem is, it can also destroy them.
"I have a son who danced, and I have taught many male dancers. These are some of the bravest and strongest individuals I have encountered. Even as we make strides towards acceptance and inclusion, it’s a stigma still facing men in the fine and performing arts, particularly dance."
"Our garage has become a mausoleum of toys and clothes from days gone by. They're physical reminders of time; items I can't bring myself to get rid of."
Outdoors group finds that nature is good for their kids on many levels.
Vaping is everywhere. And it's a lot stealthier than Joe Camel ever was.
"I learned early on that everything in my life needs to have a permanent home in order for me to keep track of things. Here are my tips for staying organized."
"The truth is we do our best, but we don’t always think to be proactive with visiting the right doctor. The specialist we saw said she sees so many cases of potty training that turn to chronic constipation. She wishes people would take their children to regular doctor visits, and I can’t recommend visiting a specialist like we did if something like potty training isn’t going smoothly after a few weeks."
Literacy, experts say, depends on it. Writing empowers students to find their voice and place in the world.
Looking for something fun to do in the Omaha area this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place Sept. 12-15.
"No matter where you land in terms of parenting style, there’s one thing all parents have in common: no one knows and loves our children like we do, and we want them to be healthy and successful, both now and in the future. One big question, then, is how hard do you push your kids as they grow to adulthood?"
Our social media accounts offer us ways to do privacy checkups for our own online lives, but there aren't many resources out there to help us do checkups on behalf of our kids.
There's nothing like fall for a little family fun.
"Once Upon a Mattress," "Catch Me If You Can," and "Annie" are all opening at area theaters this week.
Tourette syndrome is a disorder in the nervous system involving repetitive movements or uncontrolled sounds called tics. These signs of Tourette syndrome typically show themselves between ages 2 and 15, with males being three to four times more likely than females to have Tourette syndrome.
With a few simple ingredients you can bring the same old chips and dip to a whole new level.
"When I do try to give her the attention, she 'yells' at me. She will also bite my hands and forearms in almost an anxious manner. It isn't painful, but it sure is not pleasant. She will do the same thing when I get home from classes every day. "
From hairstyles to mismatched outfits — or wearing hooded sweatshirts on 90-degree days — most of the time I’m left questioning their need for glasses while I scratch my head and whisper prayers of intervention.
Some families have it, and some families long for it. It’s that sense of having it together. Here are three highly effective ways to bring organization to your household.
Whereas many parents recall rebelling as teens and plotting ways to distance themselves from their parents — including getting their driver's license and moving out of the house — that desire for independence seems to have waned.
"Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me."
This two-pocket design is perfect for holding assignments and notes home from teachers. Once the kids dress up their covers with doodles, stickers and stamps, there’s no chance of picking up someone else’s book by mistake.