Archive for September 9th, 2014

The Empowered Parent: Unsupervised children and the law

What happens when Mom leaves her 9-year-old daughter to play in a park while she works her shift at a nearby restaurant? What about leaving an 11-year-old in a car, or home alone? Does your answer change if the child is four? Parenting is hard. When making decisions for our children, sometimes we make a bad judgment call and sometimes we feel we have no other choices ...

 
 

Mind Matters: Psychology meets climate change

“Our nation has both an obligation and self-interest in facing head-on the serious environmental, economic, and natural security threats posed by climate change.” Those words were not spoken by former Vice President Al Gore in “An Inconvenient Truth.” They were spoken by Republican Sen. John McCain. McCain is quoted in The Psychology of Climate Change Communication, ...

 

From the Rabbi’s Study: Asking good questions

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks teaches that one of the reasons that Isadore Rabi, a Nobel Prize winning physicist, entered the field of physics is that each day when he returned home from school as a child, instead of asking him what he had learned in class as his friends’ parents did, Professor Rabi’s Jewish mother inquired instead, “Izzy, did you ask a good question today?” ...

 

Crozer-Keystone Women and Children’s Health Services wins five year Grant from HHS

On Aug. 27, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration awarded a five-year Level 2 Collective Impact grant to Crozer-Keystone Health System that provides full funding for its Healthy Start program through May 31, 2019. This grant totals $5,536,966 over the next five years, and enables this well-established community ...

 

Birmingham news in brief

• Birmingham Township supervisors are looking for volunteers to help update the township’s comprehensive plan. The Planning Commission will meet Sept. 18 and 24 to review the plan and begin work on an update. Supervisor Scott Boorse said volunteers are needed to help write the last couple of sections of the update. The goal is to have the update complete by the end ...