Red is a Good Color for Kids’ Clothes, Not Their Skin

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The sun has finally broken through the clouds and it is a gorgeous, sunny day. This is the type of day made for playing outdoors! The kids are quickly putting on their shoes and runing out the door to enjoy the beautiful day. Four hours later, they come back in looking flush with all of their exertions. Unfortunately the red flush on their faces isn’t…

Prioritize Face Time Not Screen Time for Toddlers

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The mom quickly tosses in a load of laundry while preparing her toddler daughter’s breakfast. After feeding and cleaning up her toddler’s breakfast, the mom engages in a search for the toddler’s pacifier. All the while, the mom’s thinking about all of the chores that need to still be completed around the house. Once the pacifier is found, it is quickly cleaned and put in…

Selecting the Right Daycare

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The thought of going back to work after having a baby is a very difficult one for working mothers. One of the major concerns for many mothers is finding appropriate daycare for their baby. The challenge of finding daycare does not stop in infancy as mothers of school-age children have a similar challenge. They need to find a daycare that can care for their children…

Having Kids Appreciate More with Less at Christmas

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The floor is littered with wrapping paper and half-open boxes. The frenzied joy of opening presents has subsided. The children are now searching around for any presents that they may have missed. One of the children looks at his parents and asks, “Is that all of the presents?” There are children who are fortunate enough to have parents and relatives who can afford to give…