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Internet Safety

Internet Safety

The Internet can be a wonderful resource! Children can get help with homework, find information about a hobby, download music, and keep in touch with friends and family through e-mail. However, the Internet also carries certain risks. As parents, we must stay informed and equipped to ensure our children’s safety. How can parents keep children […]

Home Alone

Home Alone

At some point a parent faces the choice to leave a child home alone for the first time. Whether the decision is based on necessity or convenience, the transition to having your child stay home alone is a big step for every family. In general, it is not a good idea to leave a child [...]
Head Lice

Head Lice

When your child begins child care, preschool or elementary school, she runs a risk of head lice infestation. Many parents are appalled by the thought of their children having a case of head lice. Don’t worry, infestations are not harmful nor are they an indication of poor hygiene or dirty hair. Head Lice Facts Head […]

Drugs, Alcohol and Nicotine

Drugs, Alcohol and Nicotine

Growing up is hard work! During these “in-between” years adolescents are under tremendous pressures. They are learning to make their own decisions, yet they still need the guidance of responsible adults. Although adolescents do identify strongly with their peers, research shows that parents are the most important influence in a child’s life! They may not […]

Driving Safety

Driving Safety

For a teenager, getting a driver’s license marks a rite of passage into adulthood. For parents, this “leap towards independence” often brings fear, anxiety, and bittersweet emotions. Every year four million new teen drivers will get their driver’s license. Two million of them will be involved in an accident before they turn twenty! So, what […]

Healthy Eating: Snack Tips For Children

Healthy Eating: Snack Tips For Children

Breakfast, lunch and dinner typically make up a child’s daily diet. Although children’s diets are made up of structured meals, snacks find their way into the routine. Snacks are typically low in nutrition but they don’t always have to be. Snacks have the potential to support or improve your child’s eating routine. Here are some […]

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