How to Make Holidays Kid-Friendly

Help kids rise to the occasion, and don’t aim too high. Caroline Miller, Child Mind Institute Let’s acknowledge that the holidays can be stressful for many people for varying reasons, and this includes parents and children. Why are the holidays so fraught? Because expectations are heightened, and holidays can feel like a test of how […]

Support for Traumatic Events

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Resources for faculty and staff who have been affected by the Oct. 24 shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis.

Flood Support & Resources

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Find resources and support for the flooding that has impacted St. Louis.

Child Care Center Check-List

Before you enroll, here are some things to observe and questions to ask the center director.

Resources for Infant Formula Shortage

UnitedHealthcare maternity nurses and advocates are available to WashU health plan members who are concerned about the current nationwide infant formula shortage.

How to Talk with Children About War

Resources and guidance for talking to your children about violence and war as well as support options available to you and your family.

New Adult and Child Care Resources (Feb. 2022)

Find new adult and child care resources below, including tips to choose a safe, quality daycare, a listing of St. Louis independent school options as well as in-home child care agencies and a new adult care organization that provides multiple services.

Child Care Aware of Missouri (Links to an external site)

7 Steps to Finding Safe and Quality Care is a new series of short videos developed by Child Care Aware of Missouri to help families understand childcare options and make the best choice for their child.

New family care facilitator

WashU Human Resources welcomes Lisa Eberle-Mayse, the new child and family care facilitator. In this role, Lisa will support faculty and staff families with finding and maintaining the care they need for their family members. Lisa brings 40 years of experience in early care and education to this role. She has been a teacher, Child Care Center Director and Inclusion Specialist. She is also […]

23 Questions to Ask Your Aging Parent

It’s never to early to start the conversation with your parents about how they view their later years, and what their preferences are looking ahead.

Making Masks Work for Kids

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. How many times have you heard that in the last six months?

Parenting in the Pandemic

It started with talk of cloth diapers vs. disposable, sleep training debates, early childhood education. Then it got bigger.

Parenting During a Pandemic

Insight from WashU Psychiatry instructor, Andrea Giedinghagen, MD This pandemic has brought changes to almost every aspect of our lives, and parenting is no exception. From coping with the boredom of being at home for days on end to grappling with fear and uncertainty, there are challenges for parents and children alike. Some parenting challenges […]