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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 Help Your Teen Cope With a Breakup

How to Help Your Teen Cope With a Breakup

Watching your teen go through a rough patch in life is hard for any parent. Break-ups in particular can cause a lot of stress and if your teen is unsure of how to process their feelings, they may act out. Here are a few tips to help your child cope with a breakup:  Never downplay [...]
Cooking Safety for Adolescents

Cooking Safety for Adolescents

At the start of adolescence, it is common for kids to begin exploring the kitchen and start cooking on their own. Although cooking for kids at this stage in life can be as simple as placing a frozen dinner in the oven, it is still important to teach your child safety precautions while in the [...]
How Do I Talk With My Pre-Teen About Sex and Drugs?

How Do I Talk With My Pre-Teen About Sex and Drugs?

As a parent, it is important to talk with your child about sex and drugs. Even during the early elementary years you may talk about general health issues as well as the importance of taking appropriate care of the body. At this age children are naturally curious about how the body works which provides the […]

Feeding Your Baby

Feeding Your Baby

Many times parents are offered unsolicited advice about feeding their baby. Some of this advice may be accurate, however, some may be completely wrong and could potentially be harmful. Please remember to always consult your child’s physician before making any changes in your baby’s diet. Sometimes parents are ready to introduce solid food into their infants diet […]

Coping With Grief

Coping With Grief

Holidays are a time for fellowship and friendship with those you love. However, for families dealing with the loss of a loved one, this time of year can also bring terrific sadness. There is no single right or wrong way to handle these difficult times. The key to coping with grief during the holidays is […]

Gifts That Can’t Be Bought

Gifts That Can’t Be Bought

The most valuable gifts your child will ever receive are the ones that cannot be bought with money. Your children can have an abundance of material possessions, but without the following, your child will forever be short-changed. Stability and Security. Consistency, predictability, and dependability: these practices build children’s sense of stability. Secure children feel safe and […]

Stress Free Holiday and Family Activities

Stress Free Holiday and Family Activities

The holidays can be a joyous yet stressful time of the year for children as well as parents. Even the youngest of children can be affected by the chaos and anxiety that sometimes surrounds the holidays. Below are some relaxing activities that a family can do together that may help to reduce stress and ensure […]

Tips for Holiday Travel

Tips for Holiday Travel

Travel during the holiday season does not have to be a stressful experience. Whether your family is traveling by air, car or train, early preparation can be the key to an enjoyable experience. The following travel tips may help reduce anxiety for both parents and children. Airplane Plan Ahead — Scheduling a flight in advance will […]

Children and Holiday Stress

Children and Holiday Stress

When parents are stressed during the holidays, their children will pick up those feelings and react accordingly. The following stress management tips will help both parents and children recognize holiday anxiety and feel less stress – because helping kids cope with holiday stress is the best way to enjoy the festivities! Infants and toddlers. At this […]

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