Talking with Children About Mass Shootings

Our community is once again reeling after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.  Our hearts go out to all the families and friends affected by this tragedy. Among the many questions that come up after events like this relate is how to talk about it with kids, if at all?   There no universal answer to […]

Even here in Vermont, heat-related illness can be a major issue for athletes. Consequences range from decreased performance to death. In fact, heat stroke is the third leading cause of death in athletes after cardiac disorders and cervical spine trauma. It is important to recognize and treat heat illness before major complications arise. Equally important […]

Parents who speak more than one language in their home have been asking me lots of questions about what to expect when teaching their infants and toddlers to be bilingual. Let me translate those concerns into some helpful information about children who are raised or taught to be bilingual.  There are benefits to being bilingual. Studies have […]

Northern New England is home to several species of snake, but not many poisonous ones. Small populations of timber rattlesnakes live in parts of New Hampshire and Vermont. They tend to live near rock slides, ledges and woodlands. Vermont has two dens of timber rattlesnakes near West Haven, Vermont and New Hampshire has a den […]

It’s statistically proven that it can take upwards of 21 days to create habitual behaviors; however, it can take far less time to break such behaviors. Maintaining a routine for proper dental care may be a challenge. Strange, isn’t it? For most, regular dental care is something that has been ingrained in us since childhood. […]

A tasty treat for a hot summer day — packed with healthy nutrients from strawberries. Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles 6 2cupsstrawberries, hulled and roughly chopped 1/4cupsugar 1tsplemon juice 1cupplain yogurt Place the strawberries and sugar in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and stir in lemon juice and yogurt. Spoon […]