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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 […]

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 […]

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