Memphis Parent December 2011


By studying polar bears, this teen is learning about conversation. more


My 10-month-old recently started talking to me. At first, it was just coos and gibberish. But more recently, I would swear my son is trying to communicate with me. I say something and he mimics it.... more

Feb 2, 2012 11:00 PM

We talk a lot about giving rather than receiving as the holidays approach. But what I’m thinking about is how we need to be giving something back to ourselves this month. Some words of kindness or ... more

Feb 1, 2012 11:00 PM Health

Holidays sprinkle much needed levity into our lives, bringing friends and families together in meaningful ways. But as much fun as special occasions can be, family gatherings can also disrupt famil... more

Feb 1, 2012 11:00 PM Health

Focus on the real meaning of the season. more

Feb 1, 2012 11:00 PM Health

Westward Ho! Karla Shopoff’s loved ones sit beside her, tucked under a heavy blanket, as a horse-drawn sleigh carries them through a snowy valley. They pass hundreds of elk that have come down fr... more

Feb 1, 2012 11:00 PM


Illustrations by Jeanne Seagle

Welcome to the annual Memphis Parent Family Choice Awards!  Our readers vote in October and we publish the winners every December.  The following was featured in the December 2011 issue of Memphis ... more

Feb 1, 2012 11:00 PM

Make it a joyful season for your toddler. more

Feb 1, 2012 11:00 PM Health

Tangy citrus is a winter lifesaver. more

Feb 1, 2012 11:00 PM Food

Home Test for Giftedness? Is there a test I can give my child at home to see if he is gifted? – Curious George It is best not to test a child before he or she is at least 4 1/2 years of age... more

Feb 1, 2012 11:00 PM Education

Respect for others is the foundation of good relationships. more

Feb 1, 2012 11:00 PM Technology

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