Get moving to make changes in overall health EXERCISE AND YOUR WELLBEING: In recognition of Mental Health Month (May), we’ve introduced some topics about physical and mental wellbeing. After all, our overall health has a big impact on our ability to care for our children.
There are numerous ways children can experience physical abuse- shaking, jerking, slapping, pinching, pulling hair, and harsh spankings or beatings. Most often parents revert to these tactics because of extreme frustration, stress, and/or lack of appropriate parenting skills. Shaking – All infants cry, some much
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
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
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
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
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