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

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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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Gifts That Can’t Be Bought

Gifts That Can’t Be Bought

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 […]

Tips for Holiday Travel

Tips for Holiday Travel

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 […]

Children and Holiday Stress

Children and Holiday Stress

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 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 […]

Holiday Survival For Divorced Parents

Holiday Survival For Divorced Parents

The holiday season is considered to be a time of happiness, good times, family gatherings and wonderful memories. However, the thought of the holiday season can also be a painful and stressful time for families that may be going through a divorce. The thought of the approaching holiday season may lead to feelings of depression, […]

After-School Studying Tips

After-School Studying Tips

Studying is the key to being successful in school. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your children’s study sessions after-school. Re-write Your Notes Everyday After-School:  Re-writing your notes after-school is a perfect way to “lock-in” what you have learned for the day while at school. Also, it will allow you your […]

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 […]

Coping With Cliques and Aggression

Coping With Cliques and Aggression

Ask any adolescent girl and she can easily point out and explain what a clique is, who is part of the “in” crowd, and who is not. In today’s world, peer groups have more influence than ever before, and technology makes it easier for children to be anonymous and more widespread in their malicious behaviors. […]

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 [...]
Handling Parental Anger

Handling Parental Anger

Our children bring us great joy. And yet there are times when parents experience anger and frustration. Parenting is tough and it is normal to feel angry at times. First, learning to recognize and being aware of these feelings then finding the most appropriate ways of responding are key to safe and effective parenting.

Grandparenting

Grandparenting

Grandparents today play a wide variety of roles including caregiver, role-model, playmate, friend, and family historian. Although children typically view their parents as the center of the universe, grandparents were here first! It is from you that your grandchildren will learn that older individuals have much to offer and are worthy of respect. (Remember that [...]

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