As organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children, both Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee know that being healthy does not just mean kids aren’t sick or that they have access Continue reading →
I got trained in CPR because my job as a child care provider required it. But I never dreamed that the first time I actually used it would be on my own daughter.
It all happened just a few weeks ago, when my 12-year-old daughter, Kylie, stopped by the Continue reading →
One of the joys of watching a child grow is seeing how they learn to communicate. Going from a baby who doesn’t seem to do much besides cry and sleep to a walking, talking machine is an incredible process. Sometimes, however, that process gets held up for one reason or Continue reading →
Between all the new moms who have been coming to my office lately, and the fact that I just had another little one myself, I’m definitely in new-mom mode. There are so many changes to deal with and skills to master as you help get this brand new life off to a good, healthy start. One of the Continue reading →
The rites of parenthood include watching your children grow, delighting in their every accomplishment, and … overruling their protests when it comes to taking a bath.
Kids just don’t care to take time out of their busy play schedules to get clean. Beyond the obvious Continue reading →
My husband and I made a hoverboard part of our Christmas shopping, figuring it would make the perfect gift for our oldest daughter. She would enjoy the challenge of riding it, and we would Continue reading →
At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, you’ll find the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the state that partners with the March of Dimes to bring in a dedicated specialist (such as myself) to help families during their time here. Our March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program offers classes Continue reading →
Adam Lemel wrote in his eighth-grade autobiography that he wanted to live a life he could be proud of.
That life would be tragically cut short, as Adam collapsed and died in 1999 while playing in a high school basketball game. His sudden death at age 17 was devastating for his family, friends Continue reading →
It’s the time of year we think about spring cleaning and getting households in order, which makes it the perfect time to think about and review family safety planning. As we all know, emergencies can happen any time, so it’s important to spend some time preparing, and to make sure everyone Continue reading →
Schoolwork is expected to be challenging, and learning how to get along with their fellow students can definitely be a struggle for kids. But what about when that struggle includes bumping heads with a teacher?
A negative relationship with a teacher can have troublesome effects on a child’s academic Continue reading →