What parents of special needs children – and any parent with concerns about their child’s development – should know about the role of the pediatrician in the lives of both the parents and the child.
It’s our goal to make parenting in Huntsville easier. Almost 100% of you have told us how much our family-friendly calendar helps you plan your weekends (and weekdays) but over time we’ve discovered that many RCM readers are not using ALL the capabilities our calendar offers. Did you know you can view our events in a […]
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The 2015 Earth Day festival at Hays Nature Preserve is coming up this Saturday and we’ve got five items you need to put on your “to-do” list while in attendance. A big thank you once again to Operation Green Team for putting on this festival and bringing together so many area families for a day […]
Situated on the hill at the back of Dublin Park in Madison, Kid’s Kingdom is an enclosed, well-maintained playground shaded by several large oak and walnut trees. The playground is designed with a castle theme: turrets, bridges, walkways, with various ways to get up (climbing lattice, stairs) and down (slides, stairs). There is also a climbing wall, tire swing, various balance challenges, rings (for bigs and littles), an obstacle course, and plenty of other structures conducive to imaginative play.
Gadsden has become quite the destination thanks to the Mary G. Hardin Center for the Cultural Arts. We loaded up some friends to go visit their latest exhibit, Dinosaurs Alive!, and set out to discover this hidden North Alabama gem.
A partnership between Huntsville City Schools and Lowe Mill, STEAMFEST is an event showcasing the application of science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) while at the same time reminding us all that art plays an integral role in the application. Leonardo da Vinci…artist or engineer? Be sure to carve out time to take your family to this unique & amazing event!
Thinking about adding a furry family member? If you have children and other pets, you might want to consider adopting from a local rescue group who has pets in foster homes. Then, it will be easier to find a pet that is accustomed to a home with children and/or other dogs and/or other cats, and hopefully less likely that you’ll get the pet home with you only to find out a couple of weeks later that the pet isn’t a good fit for your household.
I wonder, and fret some, about how our boys handle the potentially mean streets of their peers. I remember that in my childhood, a lot of it was wrapped up in that idea of “cool.” Hey, that kid doesn’t have cool shoes. Let’s make fun of him for it until he goes somewhere else. Then, let’s make fun of him for running away until he cries. Then, let’s make fun of him for crying.