Protect Your Little Pumpkins This Halloween

With the little ones gearing up for another Halloween, parents should be mindful of costume malfunctions and other dangers. Here are some guidelines from a BJC Medical Group physician for a fun, safe holiday.

How to Talk to Kids About Traumatic Events

When children experience a trauma, watch it on TV or overhear others discussing it, they can feel scared, confused or anxious. Young people react to trauma differently than adults. Some may react right away; others may show signs that they are having a difficult time much later. Here are tips to help parents, caregivers and teachers respond in a helpful way.

Easing the Back-to-School Transition

Some children have a more difficult time than others making the transition back to school. Here are tips to help you ease your child's anxiety about getting back into the swing of the school year.

Building Healthy Relationships with Stepchildren

With 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, it's common to become a stepparent. This can be a rewarding or difficult role. The good news is that with time and planning you can have a positive relationship with your stepchild. Here are some actions you can take to build successful relationships with your stepchildren.

Coping Strategies for Alzheimer's Caregivers

As a caregiver for someone suffering from Alzheimer's disease, you'll face difficult challenges as you try to provide care. Learn more about how you and your family can deal with this devastating diagnosis.

Protect Your Kids From Internet Crime

An estimated 77 million American children and teens are now online. Learn the warning signs and how to prevent your child from becoming a target.

Talking to Kids About Nutrition

Good nutrition for children is challenging because it needs to look appetizing, smell pleasant and taste good. Putting together a meal that meets all those criteria seems near impossible if you are a busy parent on the go. However, there are some startling statistics that might help get you motivated.

How to Talk With Kids About Alcohol and Drugs

The issue of drugs can be very confusing to young children. If drugs are so dangerous, then why is the family medicine cabinet full of them? And why do TV, movies, music and advertising often make drug and alcohol use look so cool?

Put Your Marriage First -- and Make It Last

Marriage counseling? For us? Many couples find themselves struggling with the thought of marriage counseling when things in their lives are not going as well as they thought they would.

Balancing Work and Family

All of us must allocate 24 hours a day to the activities of life. How well we balance responsibilities with doing things we truly enjoy directly affects our quality of life. It also helps manage stress. Are you satisfied with your balance of time between work and family?