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As a parent, it is important to talk with your child about sex and drugs. Even during the early elementary years you may talk about general health issues as well as the importance of taking appropriate care of the body. At this age children are naturally curious about how the body works which provides the […]
Many times parents are offered unsolicited advice about feeding their baby. Some of this advice may be accurate, however, some may be completely wrong and could potentially be harmful. Please remember to always consult your child’s physician before making any changes in your baby’s diet. Sometimes parents are ready to introduce solid food into their infants diet […]
Holidays are a time for fellowship and friendship with those you love. However, for families dealing with the loss of a loved one, this time of year can also bring terrific sadness. There is no single right or wrong way to handle these difficult times. The key to coping with grief during the holidays is […]
The most valuable gifts your child will ever receive are the ones that cannot be bought with money. Your children can have an abundance of material possessions, but without the following, your child will forever be short-changed. Stability and Security. Consistency, predictability, and dependability: these practices build children’s sense of stability. Secure children feel safe and […]
The holidays can be a joyous yet stressful time of the year for children as well as parents. Even the youngest of children can be affected by the chaos and anxiety that sometimes surrounds the holidays. Below are some relaxing activities that a family can do together that may help to reduce stress and ensure […]
Travel during the holiday season does not have to be a stressful experience. Whether your family is traveling by air, car or train, early preparation can be the key to an enjoyable experience. The following travel tips may help reduce anxiety for both parents and children. Airplane Plan Ahead — Scheduling a flight in advance will […]
When parents are stressed during the holidays, their children will pick up those feelings and react accordingly. The following stress management tips will help both parents and children recognize holiday anxiety and feel less stress – because helping kids cope with holiday stress is the best way to enjoy the festivities! Infants and toddlers. At this […]
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 […]