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Koenig,Melissa_hs

Very young children have a remarkable capacity to learn whatever language (or languages) they hear. But as we get older, we often struggle to learn a new language and may never “speak like a native” (as Marti learned years ago trying to order a beer in Sweden!). Why is that so? And, as parents, what…

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Harman,Suzanne_hs

When a young person has questions about sexual orientation and identity, where can he or she turn for guidance and information? How can that person initiate a conversation with parents and other family members about these questions? And how can the young person stand up against teasing and bullying that are so often a part…

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Miller&McConnell_hs

Although estimates vary widely as to the number of children growing up today with gay or Lesbian parents, there is no question the number is substantial. So, are there unique challenges gay and Lesbian parents and their children confront? What are the dynamics for gay and Lesbian couples when they become parents and begin to…

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KARE_Gotta Have It

Advertisers are working hard right now to sell our children on the “must haves” for back-to-school shopping. And even very young children can be seduced by the enticing ads. But it’s up to parents to put these demands in perspective and help children make reasonable decisions. As with so many parenting situations, this presents not only…

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Brown,Nicole_hs

In the early months and years of life a child is learning by leaps and bounds. And much of that learning happens through hearing. So how early – and by what means – can you tell if a child is deaf or hard of hearing? And what are the options for early intervention to improve…

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