About Clara Ember

Clara is a lifelong writer who recently became stepmom to an energetic seven-year-old boy. She has a BA in journalism from the University of Alabama and has written on a variety of subjects including social issues, politics, and music. A yoga practitioner and foodie with a deep passion for health and wellness, she seeks to use her education and experience to help individuals create better lives for themselves and their children. Clara is currently living in Atlanta with her husband and her 80lb ridgeback mix. Clara is a member of the PedSafe Team

Website: https://pediatricsafety.net

Articles by Clara

Join Pediatric Safety in Supporting Vulnerable Children

Join Pediatric Safety in Supporting Vulnerable Children

Last updated on October 14th, 2018 at 08:25 pmThe weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and the giving spirit is starting fill the air. Are you and your family looking for something to do this fall? How about something you can do together that raises money for something wonderful? We’ve got some ideas. Let us introduce you to some children’s health charities and fundraising... 

The Debate on Teens and Social Media: In Perspective

The Debate on Teens and Social Media: In Perspective

Last updated on September 16th, 2018 at 02:59 pmThe debate over the effects of social media on our teen’s mental health is a heated one. Some argue that social media is causing narcissism, depression, and anxiety among other things. Others believe social media actually aids people with depression and anxiety by giving them an outlet and a support group that they might not have had otherwise. With... 

The World of Child Immigration and What We Can Do to Help

The World of Child Immigration and What We Can Do to Help

Last updated on July 30th, 2018 at 02:27 pmA Brief Introduction About 10 weeks ago the Trump administration implemented a new immigration policy. All immigrants crossing the border illegally, even if they were seeking political asylum would now be prosecuted as criminals and their children would be taken from them.  There were even a number of immigrant asylum seekers who followed US law and presented... 

A Day in the Life of an Anxious Stepmother

A Day in the Life of an Anxious Stepmother

Last updated on July 15th, 2018 at 07:34 pmHow do you cope with worry over your children? I have always been a worst case scenario type of woman. I struggle with anxiety on a nearly daily basis. My step-son, however,  has never evoked particular anxiety in me. He’s a sweet kid and funny to talk to. I enjoy spending time with him and we usually just hang out and play with legos or chase each other... 

The Instability of the “Dreamers'” Future Hurts All Children

The Instability of the “Dreamers'” Future Hurts All Children

Last updated on May 27th, 2018 at 09:09 pmIf you follow the news at all, I’m sure you’ve heard about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. To summarize it, it is a program that has kept around 690,000 young, illegal immigrants from being deported. It was put into place by the Obama administration in 2012 after numerous attempts by Congress to come up with a permanent solution for... 

What I Learned Arguing With an 8-Year-Old

What I Learned Arguing With an 8-Year-Old

Last updated on April 20th, 2018 at 08:30 amMy step-son and I spent some time alone a couple of weeks ago. My grandmother-in-law passed away and my husband and I went to help his mother. When we got up there, my husband drove his mom on some errands and I was left to play with my newly 8 years-old step-son. We had a wonderful time. He is currently obsessed with the lego show Ninjago and we played with...