Why To Let Your Kiddo Cook

What's small, round, and blue? A cranberry holding its breath, of course! What's a pilot's favorite yogurt? "Plane" yogurt! See what fun...

What's the Deal with Growth Charts?

Growth charts are a helpful tool in assessing normal versus abnormal growth patterns. They are composed of a series of percentile curves...

The Day My Daughter Got a Barbie Doll

Not my idea, as you might've predicted. But now that Barbie was here, I figured I might as well make the most of it and turn her into a...

Snacking Strategies for a Sweet Summer

Managing treats – or fun foods, as I like to call them – is something that many parents find tricky in general, but summertime brings its...

Kid-Friendly Meal Ideas:

Helping kids adventure beyond the boundaries that they like to impose can be fun, delicious and liberating for the whole family.

Growing Body-Confident Kids

It’s fascinating to me that one of the first questions asked after a baby is born is, “How much does she weigh?” Why is this of such...

Lunchroom Lessons

In life, we all have teachers, and we all have "un-teachers" - those individuals who help us unlearn the myths, lies, and other harmful...

Raising an Adventurous Eater

Dear Dina, How can I prevent my baby from becoming a picky eater? We have lots of fussy eaters in the family and I want to help him learn...

Little Kids, Big Feelings

Dear Dina, My son is six years old and has recently put on a lot of weight. Ever since noticing his weight gain, I haven’t been letting...