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How to Help Your Family Eat Healthier

How to Help Your Family Eat Healthier

Five ways to introduce nutritious food to children. A challenge parents often face is preparing meals the entire family will enjoy. Many children are picky eaters, so cooking food that is delicious and nourishing can be difficult. Check out these tips on how to help your children expand their palate and practice healthy eating habits. [...]
Exercise and Your Wellbeing

Exercise and Your Wellbeing

Get moving to make changes in overall health EXERCISE AND YOUR WELLBEING:  In recognition of Mental Health Month (May), we’ve introduced some topics about physical and mental wellbeing. After all, our overall health has a big impact on our ability to care for our children. Today’s focus is Exercise and Your Wellbeing. Just like diet [...]
Diet and Nutrition Impact Physical and Mental Wellbeing

Diet and Nutrition Impact Physical and Mental Wellbeing

Small Changes Create Gains for Overall Health and Wellbeing MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH, and this year Mental Health America’s theme (4Mind4Body) focuses on small changes – both physically and mentally – to create gains for our overall health and wellbeing. No matter your state of wellbeing, all of us could benefit from small positive [...]
Children’s Trust Fund Supports Programs Like PAL

Children’s Trust Fund Supports Programs Like PAL

Does your last name begin with M or I? When you renew your car tags this June, consider getting one that benefits the Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama. When you buy a Children’s Trust Fund specialty license plate, approximately 92% of the purchase prince goes directly to fund community-based programs in Alabama that support children’s [...]
Test-Taking strategies

Test-Taking strategies

At the end of each semester, many students are taking exams. For adolescents, this can be a stress-filled ordeal. A few test-taking strategies can go a long way in helping your child cope with the stress and maximize their returns on studying. Here are five test-taking strategies to help your child: Read the Directions Carefully. [...]
Exam Prep: Time Management

Exam Prep: Time Management

The end of the school year is right around the corner and many students will be spending the last few weeks in preparation for final exams. When your kids are stressing out about performing well on their last tests, it can be difficult to assess their fears. A great skill to teach your children is [...]
Reinforcing School Bus Safety: 5 Tips to Review with your Child

Reinforcing School Bus Safety: 5 Tips to Review with your Child

Every year millions of children travel to and from school by bus. According to the United States Department of Transportation, a school bus is the safest vehicle on the road. As a parent, it is important to teach your child about school bus safety. Here are a few safety tips you can teach your child: [...]
How to Break a Bad Habit

How to Break a Bad Habit

Every person has some sort of idiosyncrasy they consider to be a “bad habit.” Many bad habits stem and develop during childhood. What do you do if you notice your child starting to pick up one? From swearing, to fidgeting, to picking your nose, it can be easier said than done to stop a bad [...]
Practicing Sun Safety

Practicing Sun Safety

With summer right around the corner, many families will be taking trips to the beach for some much needed rest and relaxation. There’s nothing more fun than watching your kids play in the ocean and make sandcastles, but long days in the hot sun can take a toll on your child’s skin. Taking the necessary [...]
VOICES Child Advocacy Day

VOICES Child Advocacy Day

Registration is now open for VOICES for Alabama’s Children’s Fifth Annual Child Advocacy Day. This is a FREE event but seating is limited and you must register to attend. Join other child advocates from around the state as we come together to hear from Executive and Legislative branches, as well as state heads of child serving agencies. [...]
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