Four Ways to Keep Your Children's Brains Active During the Summer

By Brad Gillman
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School is out for summer. Kids have spent the last nine months cramming as much knowledge as they can into their developing brains. Yet they can lose a lot of those new skills during the lull of the summertime.

“There are all sorts of studies that talk about kids losing skills over the summer if they don’t continue to practice what they learned from the previous year,” said Jody Triptow, education specialist at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Reading fluency and comprehension as well as math literacy and skills are some areas that can slip during this time. Here are four ways to keep your children intellectually active.

Mom Talk: Should I Give My Baby Goat's Milk?

By Jessie Hatch
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It’s a question I hear all the time. Parents ask me about this option because they want to do what’s best for their child; they want natural food alternatives to help their infants grow or maybe to help with stomach issues like reflux or pain.  The internet is full of mommy bloggers and reputable looking sources who recommend goat’s milk as a great alternative to infant formulas. We hope this can provide you with some answers to 5 commonly asked questions about goat’s milk and babies.