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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 Support

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

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Frequent Questions

There are questions and issues that are common for most parents. We have compiled these questions with answers to better assist you.

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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 [...]
Spring Break Activities for Teens

Spring Break Activities for Teens

Spring break isn’t just for college students. Teens in high school can enjoy a vacation from school while also being productive at the same time. Around junior year of high school, most students begin preparing for college. Spring break is the perfect time to start the process. Here are a few activities for high school [...]
When Your Child Says “I’m Bored” During Spring Break

When Your Child Says “I’m Bored” During Spring Break

Spring break is full of fun, but during spring break children are never as occupied as they were during the school term. Due to increased downtime, you may find that your child is complaining about boredom more than usual. Below are a few tips to help you deal with excessive complaints of boredom. Make odd [...]
Spring Break: Safety for Teens

Spring Break: Safety for Teens

For teens, spring break gets a major renovation around senior year of high school. This transformation takes place primarily because by age 17, most teens have their driver’s license and are ready to hit the road. In preparation for spring break, teens often collaborate and plan overnight trips to nearby destinations. Although it is common [...]
Manners

Manners

Never underestimate the importance of good manners. Your children will grow up to be kinder and more considerate of others if they are taught when they are young. Lead by example. With a little encouragement, children will learn good manners if they see you practice them. Behaving politely is a learning process; therefore, it is [...]
Ways to Encourage Your Child to be Physically Active

Ways to Encourage Your Child to be Physically Active

Regular physical activity is a way to lead a healthy lifestyle. However, getting our children to put down the remote or tablet is harder than it seems. We list a few ways to encourage your child to get up and play! Choose an activity that is developmentally appropriate Choosing an activity that is physically possible [...]
Physical Fitness For Preschoolers

Physical Fitness For Preschoolers

Being physically fit is a good idea for everyone-even pre-school age children. Children who are inactive risk becoming overweight later in life. Before you begin a daily fitness routine with your preschooler it is important to understand what your child can do and what skills are appropriate for this age. You want to engage your [...]
Preschoolers and Media

Preschoolers and Media

Today’s parents live in a world where electronic media is an ever- changing, but increasingly important part, of family life. Parenting is a tough job especially when both parents work outside the home, families try to juggle complex schedules, or if you are a single parent household. In this environment many parents rely on television [...]

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