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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 [...]
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 [...]
Spring Break: Safety for Teens

Spring Break: Safety for Teens

For teens, spring break gets a major renovation around senior year of high school. This transformation takes place primarily because by age 17, most teens have their driver’s license and are ready to hit the road. In preparation for spring break, teens often collaborate and plan overnight trips to nearby destinations. Although it is common [...]
Ways to Encourage Your Child to be Physically Active

Ways to Encourage Your Child to be Physically Active

Regular physical activity is a way to lead a healthy lifestyle. However, getting our children to put down the remote or tablet is harder than it seems. We list a few ways to encourage your child to get up and play! Choose an activity that is developmentally appropriate Choosing an activity that is physically possible [...]
Physical Fitness For Preschoolers

Physical Fitness For Preschoolers

Being physically fit is a good idea for everyone-even pre-school age children. Children who are inactive risk becoming overweight later in life. Before you begin a daily fitness routine with your preschooler it is important to understand what your child can do and what skills are appropriate for this age. You want to engage your [...]
Teaching Your Child About Germs

Teaching Your Child About Germs

Teaching young children about hygiene and germs isn’t always easy, but it’s important! Why? Understanding the connection between germs and illness helps children comprehend the need for good hygiene practices. Less time missed from school or work because of sickness. Children develop care and concern for the health and welfare of those around them. A […]

Baby Proofing Your Home

Baby Proofing Your Home

From the first day home from the hospital parents are concerned about their baby’s safety. As your baby becomes more mobile he will begin to explore his surroundings. Baby proofing your home will insure that your baby will be able to wander around the house without being in any danger. Check your home for the […]

Child Abuse: Sexual

Child Abuse: Sexual

Sexual abuse of children is more common than most people realize. One out of every four girls and one out of every six boys will experience some form of sexual abuse by the time they reach the age of 18. Although the topic of sex in general makes many parents very uncomfortable it is essential [...]
Child Abuse: Physical

Child Abuse: Physical

There are numerous ways children can experience physical abuse- shaking, jerking, slapping, pinching, pulling hair, and harsh spankings or beatings. Most often parents revert to these tactics because of extreme frustration, stress, and/or lack of appropriate parenting skills. Shaking – All infants cry, some much more than others. Parents who feel frustrated and helpless to […]

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