Laura Schocker

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Past articles

You can't change your kids personalities

Their hair might change a few more times than you'd like, but your kids' personalities are pretty much set in stone at birth.  Read...

 

Why you shouldn't play favorites - but most parents do anyway

A new study has found a link between parental favoritism (or even just the perception of it) and symptoms of depression later in life. Read...

 

Banish the boogey monster

Is your child battling the boogey monster? The good news: It's a phase, and it will pass. In the meantime, here are some ways to tame the things that go bump in the night. Read...

 

Crime Prevention Council launches new campaign against bullying

Want to stop bullying? Teaching a little respect is a good place to start, and a new campaign is doing just that. Read...

 

Blocking software is effective at sheilding kids from porn

Let's face it: The Internet can be a scary place. But a new study finds that using filtering and blocking software on at-home computers can reduce children’s exposure to the worst of the Web. Read...

 

Have the sex talk early and often, study says

Parents hoping for an excuse to delay the big “sex talk” are out of luck. A new study has found that parents having the conversation sooner leads to safer sex. Read...

 

A boost for booster seats

When, exactly, do kids outgrow booster seats? The answer might surprise you. Read...

 

More kids have health insurance, latest numbers show

Finally, some good news in health insurance: The number of insured children in Illinois is on the rise. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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