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Hidden in Plain Sight: Can you spot drugs and alcohol in your teen’s room?
Could you walk through your kid’s room and find warning signs of substance abuse? A recent event put some Hanover parents to the test.
Getting back in the game after a sports injury
Tuckahoe Orthopedics embraces a team approach to the treatment plan for every patient, resulting in better outcomes for the athlete’s return to peak performance.
Published November 5, 2018 at 6:32 PM
Polio-like illness: How local hospitals are preparing and what you can do
Local update for parents on watching for and responding to Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a rare polio-like illness.
Published November 1, 2018 at 3:48 PM
A free program can help teach your kids financial responsibility
Banzai teaches kids financial literacy in an age-appropriate way.
Published October 29, 2018 at 10:13 AM
RVA Parenting: Making costumes and making the most of them before Halloween
Make great costumes - and get extra use out of them! Events around town to dress up for ahead of Halloween in this week's RVA Parenting.
Published October 11, 2018 at 12:16 PM
Running program aims to curb obesity, teach children healthy habits
Healthy Kids Running Program exists across the country, but this branch is in Mechanicsville.
Published October 9, 2018 at 2:22 PM
Scout sells tens of thousands of dollars worth of popcorn to help others
From pitching tents to rock climbing, it’s all about learning leadership, life skills and becoming a better person. For Beck Garnett, it’s about making sure other kids get that chance as well.
Published October 4, 2018 at 2:05 PM
Job of a lifetime: Toy testing at a pre-school
Christmas is less than three months away, and if you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you’re already making a list, and checking prices twice.
Published September 27, 2018 at 3:41 PM
Report card on children’s physical activity to be released
This will be the third comprehensive assessment of physical activity in U.S. children and youth, updating the first report card released in 2014 and the second released in 2016.
Published September 26, 2018 at 12:45 PM
The impact of digital dollars on our kids
From debit cards to digital pay apps, the latest generation of kids are growing up using less and less cold-hard cash.
Published September 20, 2018 at 5:47 PM
Innovative sensory cart serves exceptional children at Bon Secours
Taking a child to the hospital emergency room is a very stressful event for everyone involved.
Joanne “Jomi” M. B. Cooke, BSN, RN, CPE
Published September 15, 2018 at 1:17 PM
Preparing your family for a weather emergency takes time
With Florence set to make landfall, most parents would say they know planning for a weather emergency is important - but what’s more difficult, is finding the time to do it.
Published September 13, 2018 at 3:05 PM
Talking to babies makes them smarter, study says
The toddlers whose parents had more back-and-forth conversations with them scored higher on IQ and vocabulary tests.
Published September 11, 2018 at 12:54 PM
‘Summer mode’: No relief from the heat as school, fall sports resume
Whatever has your kids playing outside - soccer, football, cross country - probably has them hot and sweaty too.
Published September 6, 2018 at 2:17 PM
Sarah Bloom graces the cover of Richmond Family Magazine
The "media queen mom" returned to NBC12's morning show this week after welcoming her third child into her family earlier this summer.
Published September 6, 2018 at 10:46 AM
Tips: Making the transition back to school easier for your family
The summer has flown by, and the back-to-school supply lists are out. But is your family back on schedule?
Published August 30, 2018 at 9:07 AM
‘Lots of change’: Making the switch to middle school
As your kids head to middle school, some advice from a mother who has been there herself can help make the transition easier.
Published August 23, 2018 at 11:52 AM
‘4th trimester’: Report offers new guidance on post-partum care
While everyone is ooooing and awwwwwing over the new member of the family, doctors are reminding us to stop, and look after mom.
Published August 16, 2018 at 3:01 PM
Humiliated mom shares story to get rid of stigmas surrounding breastfeeding
A Virginia mother is anonymously sharing a story of humiliation while breastfeeding, hoping to end the stigmas surrounding it.
Published August 1, 2018 at 6:27 PM
‘Peppa Pig’s Surprise’ coming to Richmond this fall
Calling all parents who have kids who are fans of Peppa Pig! "Peppa Pig's Surprise" tour has been extended and now includes Richmond's Altria Theater.
Published July 30, 2018 at 9:43 AM
Tips on how to expand healthy eating habits for kids
If your kids are getting tired of pizza or mac-n-cheese, or maybe you're just ready for a healthy change - we are on your side - talking to the experts about some ways to get your kids to eat new and healthier food.?
Published July 19, 2018 at 4:18 PM
A few tips to fight summer boredom
School's out for the summer and as the kids settle into that summer schedule, you may find yourself wondering: Now what?
Published July 5, 2018 at 11:22 AM
Fun, family-friendly events to celebrate Independence Day
Independence Day falls in the middle of next week, so there's a good chance that many of you have the day off but you'll probably be in town.
Published July 1, 2018 at 10:09 PM
Having a will helps protect families, children
Simple steps can ease the financial and legal headaches that come on top of the grief of losing a parent.
Published June 7, 2018 at 12:20 PM
RVA Parenting: Preschool signups underway in Richmond
The end of school countdown may be on, but Richmond Schools are already gearing up for next year, at least when it comes to preschool.
Published May 24, 2018 at 10:58 PM
Technology-free camp for teens looks to expand
Kids and technology is a topic of hot discussion - how much is too much time on a phone or iPad or computer? How do we keep our kids safe on the internet?
Published May 10, 2018 at 1:51 PM
Richmond dentists to host free care day
Children in Richmond and surrounding areas will be able to receive dental treatments at no cost on Sunday, May 20 during Sharing Smiles Day.
Published May 7, 2018 at 12:34 PM
A mother’s view on the expanded Richmond farmers market scene
Have you ever taken your kids to a farmers market? If you never have, this is the year to do it!
Published May 3, 2018 at 1:25 PM
Virginia Tech study: Helmets drastically reduce soccer injuries
You're used to seeing helmets on the gridiron, but new research indicates that there may also be benefits on the soccer field to curb concussions.
Published May 3, 2018 at 1:21 PM
Mouth guards can save on dental bills, protect children’s smiles
As the weather warms up spring sports are picking up for lots of children and teens.
Published April 26, 2018 at 1:23 PM
Meet the company behind The Diamond’s ‘Nursing Nest’
New and nursing moms are going nuts for the "Nursing Nest" at The Diamond - it's a new nursing and pumping room, that just debuted at the ball park.
Published April 19, 2018 at 10:01 AM
The leading cause of death in children may not be what you think
Many parents are surprised to find out that poisoning is the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States.
Published April 16, 2018 at 11:46 AM
Donations needed for ‘comfort cases’ to help foster children
A local organization is looking for donations to help children in foster care and in crisis around Central Virginia.
Published April 12, 2018 at 4:49 PM
‘Planning dream’: Expo to help parents find summer camps
With spring break is winding down, it's time for parents to start thinking about summer camp.
Published April 6, 2018 at 6:11 AM
Organization develops program to teach teens safe driving skills
An organization developed a program to teach teens good driving habits and skills that will keep them safe behind the wheel.
Published April 2, 2018 at 7:22 PM
SPRING BREAK: How can you keep the kids busy?
The first week of April marks Spring Break for many students in Central Virginia.
Published March 29, 2018 at 2:47 PM
Dealing with eating disorders: Share your story
Parents face enormous pressure all the time - we're real people, who have to deal with our own personal issues, health issues, goals and crushing losses.
Published March 29, 2018 at 10:24 AM
A pediatric ER visit that saved Cora’s chin
Meet Cora, a 5-year-old girl with a 5-year-old's curiosity. She loves dancing, singing, coloring and exploring new places, especially outside.
Published February 19, 2018 at 4:49 PM
RVA Parenting: Tips for picky eaters
So many busy moms struggle coming up with kid-friendly meals for picky eaters.
Published October 24, 2017 at 12:06 PM
NBC12′s Sarah Bloom talks about life as a mom in podcast
NBC12's Sarah Bloom was recently featured on a podcast with The Mama Retreat to discuss life as a mom.
Published October 17, 2017 at 10:16 AM
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