Grieving a child on Father’s Day

Elijah and Dad

This isn’t your typical Father’s Day story about a superhero dad juggling many children with ease and grace, gathering them together for a barbecue picnic and receiving fabulous gifts from the heart. Instead, it’s about coping with grief, from the perspective of a father who lost a young child 4 years ago. His story resonates […]

Staff Picks: Free (or almost free) summer fun

With a playground and vintage amusement rides, Tuscora Park is a favorite destination for the Neidermeyer family.

The kids have been on summer break for about 2 weeks, and I’m guessing most parents have already heard those dreaded 2 words, “I’m bored.” Don’t fret. Boredom is actually quite good for kids and may, according to parent experts, be the best way to inspire creativity and promote self-reliance. But with the unstructured weeks ahead, […]

9 tips for sending your kid off to college


Oh, the dreaded “college drop off.” It’s one of the hardest things I have ever done.  It reminds me of when I put the boys on the bus for the first time in kindergarten. I had conflicting feelings of pride, fear, relief, sadness and joy. Gabe, the oldest of my 2 sons, went to college […]

FDA issues new drug-labeling requirements for pregnant, nursing women


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is setting new labeling requirements on prescription drugs and biological products that detail potential risks to pregnant and nursing women. The new requirements, which go into effect June 30, do not apply to over-the-counter medications.

How to Manage Your Child’s Diabetes while Traveling

3 Young Girls Ice Cream Cones Summer

When your child has diabetes, traveling requires extra thought. To keep plans on track, be prepared for unexpected problems or schedule changes. Then relax and enjoy a wonderful family vacation!

5 tips for talking to your teens about drugs and alcohol

Dr. Sarah Adams with Gabe and Ben

When I have conversations with my sons Gabe and Ben, I sometimes randomly say, “Hey, don’t use crack!” This really grabs their attention, and then the real conversation starts. Don’t be afraid to have conversations with your teenagers about drugs, alcohol and tobacco. These conversations need to happen over and over. Listen to them and […]