Offering service: A constant source of happiness
March 2011

As I was growing up, for me reading was salvation and a way to learn about the world beyond my family and my little town in New Jersey. A voracious reader from as early... More

The ramifications of loss can last a lifetime
February 2010

For many it is impossible to discuss loss, and the ramifications can last a lifetime One the most memorable Saturday morning radio programs of my childhood during... More

Schoolyard Bullies
February 2010

Schoolyard bullying is increasing, and parents and school officials wonder why this is so. Who are these bullies who terrorize the weak and defenseless? We... More

Stress can be monumental for special needs families
December 2009

Parenting is one of the most intense periods of a lifetime and one can never be prepared for all the situations and circumstances that arise. For most parents, their... More

How do today's politics affect our children?
October 2008

Thousands lined the streets, many crying unabashedly as the solemn procession marched up Park Avenue. Confetti papered the air and mingled with tears. I... More

The plight of many children: Hanging by a thread
May 2008

A study released in March by America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest multi-sector collaborative dedicated to the well-being of children and youth, found “17 of... More

Small lesson, Big difference
January 2008

Parents take pride when engaging in conversations about their children. They can spend hours sharing a progeny’s accomplishments and never-to-be-forgotten Kodak... More

Breathing in school had its risks
December 2007

Al Gore’s film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” has been successful in raising consciousness about the dangers of global warming. Along with the destruction of the natural... More

When affordable child care lost the vote
September 2007

The year 1971 was slated to become a seminal year for supporters of affordable child care. Advocates concerned about meeting the needs of working parents and ensuring... More

Surviving, even growing, on fantasies
July 2007

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro's award-winning film "Pan's Labyrinth" continues to haunt me weeks after viewing. This is not a film for younger children; not... More