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Parents can help their premature babies by talking to them in the NICU

The UK's Daily Mail brings us this article, "Premature babies develop faster if they're TALKED to while in hospital" about a new study that suggests premature babies' language and communication skills are improved when their parents are able to talk to them in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  

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How To: Support Families Experiencing Childhood Cancer

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Holding Families Together: Meet Erin and Summer

Newly widowed and single mom, Erin, stayed at Ronald McDonald House, where she received the care and support she needed during this trying time.

This post by Holly Homer, author of the Kids Activites Blog, is one in a series that will highlight "kid charities" this year. Holly shares the story of Erin and her daughter Summer, who suffered from a neck injury after being in a car accident that took the life of Erin's husband. “Hey, we have a bed and food,” was the first thing Erin heard and exactly the comforting support she needed.

Read Erin and Summer's story here.

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