Any parent who has held their screaming child down to get a shot or during a check-up knows how nerve-wracking a visit to the doctor can be. It's agonizing to watch your baby feel pain - even when it's for their own good. But what if there was a simple way to ease that pain? Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have found that listening to music effectively … [Read more...] about Study: Music Can Reduce Child’s Stress and Pain During Doctor Visits
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The following is a guest post by Robert Greenberg, author of How to Listen to Great Music: A Guide to Its History, Culture, and Heart. Ah, bedtime. The kids' teeth are brushed; their pj's are on; the book has been read, and then read again. They have been kissed goodnight. At which point begins THE BIG STALL. "I'm hungry"; "I'm thirsty"; "I need to go to the bathroom"; "I need … [Read more...] about Bedtime Music: 10 Soothing Classical Pieces for Kids
I love playing music for my daughter, and have since she was still in my belly! Ever since she was a baby she has responded so positively to music. She loves to dance to it, and now that she is older, she loves to sing along. Her favorite thing is for me to press “the magic button” which is the repeat button in our car stereo so we can listen to the same song (I kid … [Read more...] about Getting Musical With The Whole Family
I decided to break the rules and let my kids play hooky for the day! I planned a trip to Disneyland with many of my friends from Dancing With The Stars. It was the perfect place to meet again after so many weeks shared together. To my surprise, my oldest who has been diligently studying for her ISEE test decided to skip the trip to attend school and rest up for the … [Read more...] about Playing Hooky
I woke up the morning after Halloween with a tiny bit of a sugar hangover. It's the same thing year after year. After collecting enough candy to fill a football stadium and eating enough candy to keep every dentist in this city in business for years to come, the children fall into deep sleep filled with dreams of Skittles, Twizzlers and chocolate bars. That's … [Read more...] about The Holiday Rush: Why Am I Already Hearing Christmas Music?