Tooth Fairy now paying an average of $3.70 per tooth
2:33 PM - August 30
The price for baby teeth is on the rise. Just let that sink in for a second so you can be prepared for the next bit of information. The national average paid per tooth ... $3.70.
Health Savings Accounts 101 for families
12:42 PM - August 28
A tax-preferred Health Savings Account can help a family accumulate a stash of cash for medical expenses. Our money columnist Lela Davidson runs down the details of starting an account.
How much ‘energy’ does a kid need?
10:13 AM - August 5
As any mom or dad will attest, most kids are full of energy. Why then, would they want their children to consume caffeine for an energy boost?
How to find bargains at Chicago-area farmers markets
1:19 PM - July 10
Buying fresh, local food can be affordable. Check out our tips before your next trip to your neighborhood farmers market.
Avoid getting trapped by "big food" and keep your family healthy
12:00 PM - June 27
Big food companies are on the battlefield for your family dinner, and your wallet. Make sure to balance what you eat to keep your kids healthy.
Four dad dietitians give advice on family meals
3:15 PM - June 11
Dads can have a big influence on the family diet. We spoke to four daddy dietitians about how that influence can be positive.
Chicago mom keeping families safe in the sun
11:16 AM - June 7
Dermatologist Dr. Amy Bordsky is working to make sunscreen "cool" and end skin cancer one kid at a time.
Highland Park pediatric dentist helping tongue-tied babies
4:54 PM - May 22
After just three days, it was painfully clear that breastfeeding wasn't working for Karen Poskozim or her newborn son.
Stress and resilience in children of deployed parents drive two new studies
11:19 AM - May 17
This is the first time objective evidence, in conjunction with psychological interviews, can teach us about risk factors and resilience.
How to make healthy foods fun for kids
1:58 PM - May 1
Yes, it is possible to get your picky eater to eat healthy food with a smile on their face and a tantrum-free mealtime.