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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 […]

Child Abuse: Neglect

Child Abuse: Neglect

Although physical abuse is commonly thought of when one hears of a child abuse case, the truth is there are more reported cases of neglect than any other form of abuse. Need for love – Contrary to popular belief, you cannot spoil an infant. Crying is the only form of communication a baby has. Even […]

Child Abuse: Emotional

Child Abuse: Emotional

It is well known that physical abuse hurts a child. The evidence is there in the form of bruises and broken bones. Hurtful words, however, harm a child on the inside. Because the results of emotional abuse are less evident, oftentimes parents are not aware how badly words can negatively affect their children. What is […]

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