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Child Development

Learning about ages and stages of development can help parents better understand and facilitate their child’s development.

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Discipline & Guidance

As parents it is our responsibility to help our children learn to manage their behavior and control their emotions in appropriate ways.

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Health & Safety

As a parent the health and safety of your child is paramount. We offer helpful information to help ensure your child is all of the above.

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Talking to Your Child

Talking with your child can impact them more than you know. You can help instill core values they will live by for the rest of their lives.

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Parents from all walks of life face distinct and difficult challenges. We are here to provide support for any and all parents.

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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 [...]
Nurturing Your Child’s Emotional Development: Infants and Toddlers

Nurturing Your Child’s Emotional Development: Infants and Toddlers

As parents, we learn about the benefits of regular doctor visits, immunizations, physical activity, and proper nutrition. We understand the need for stimulating toys and activities to promote brain development. However, we may overlook the importance of nurturing our children's emotional development. Every child is unique. Some children are cheerful and adaptable while others are [...]
Depression in Young Children

Depression in Young Children

Although it is often difficult for parents of children under the age of five to accept, doctors now know it is possible for very young children to suffer from depression. Oftentimes, children who are depressed are thought to be shy, distant, lazy, stubborn, or defiant. Every child has a bad day and is sad or [...]
Activities for Infants

Activities for Infants

Infants begin learning the moment they are born. They can see, hear, taste, smell and feel. It is through these senses that they take in the world around them and learn to feel secure in it. Your baby learns to trust the people around her through various activities and daily routines like bathing, being held, [...]
Single Parenting

Single Parenting

Single-parent families are becoming more and more common in today's society. One out of every four children in the United States lives in a single-parent household. Not all of these situations are the result of divorce. Death, single-parent adoptions, and unplanned pregnancy, can also create families with only one parent. Whatever circumstance, a single-parent faces [...]
Toileting Issues/ Bed Wetting

Toileting Issues/ Bed Wetting

Most children begin to stay dry at night around three years of age. If bedwetting persists beyond this point, parents may become concerned. Always seek the advice of your pediatrician when you have questions about your child's death. What parents should know: Bedwetting is more common than you may think. Between 15% and 30% of [...]
Child’s Play

Child’s Play

Even though it may appear as if your child is "just-playing", play is actually an essential part of his development. Through play, your child builds self-esteem, curiosity, problem solving skills, language skills, math skills, cooperation, balance, strength, and coordination Here are some ways that your child learns through play: Through block play, your child will learn [...]
Entering Adolescence: Developmental Milestones

Entering Adolescence: Developmental Milestones

Physical As puberty begins, many changes occur in height, proportions, skin, hair, and mood. Clumsy coordination - arms and legs grow first before the body can catch up. Emotional/Social  Interest in joining teams. Learning to interact with peers in more complex interactions with many rules. Mood swings due to changing hormones. School Homework load usually [...]
Spring Break Activities in Alabama For Kids

Spring Break Activities in Alabama For Kids

Spring break fun isn’t just for teens and young adults! Here’s a list of spring break activities in Alabama for kids. Beaches Need a spring break beach without the spring break mayhem? Try these kid-friendly Alabama beaches! From March 4 to April 16, alcoholic beverages are not permitted on Alabama Gulf Coast beaches, making teenage [...]

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