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Valentine’s Day Family Activities

Valentine’s Day Family Activities

Valentine's Day is for Family too! Valentine’s Day is a holiday centered around love, happiness and sweets! Although most people may not initially think of family when it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are several family-oriented activities that make Feb. 14 more than a day for lovebirds. Baking Baking and bonding go hand-in-hand. Valentine’s Day [...]
Firework Safety Tips for Families

Firework Safety Tips for Families

Fireworks and Safety When handled properly, fireworks can create dazzling displays that are fun for the whole family.  Careless behavior can, however, result in life-altering injuries. In just one year, fireworks cause more than 9,000 reported injuries in the U.S. Here's a guide of firework safety tips to help ensure your holiday or celebration remains [...]
How to Help Your Family Eat Healthier

How to Help Your Family Eat Healthier

Five ways to introduce nutritious food to children. A challenge parents often face is preparing meals the entire family will enjoy. Many children are picky eaters, so cooking food that is delicious and nourishing can be difficult. Check out these tips on how to help your children expand their palate and practice healthy eating habits. [...]

Exercise and Your Wellbeing

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. Today’s focus is Exercise and Your Wellbeing. Just like diet [...]

Diet and Nutrition Impact Physical and Mental Wellbeing

Small Changes Create Gains for Overall Health and Wellbeing MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH, and this year Mental Health America’s theme (4Mind4Body) focuses on small changes – both physically and mentally – to create gains for our overall health and wellbeing. No matter your state of wellbeing, all of us could benefit from small positive [...]

Test-Taking strategies

At the end of each semester, many students are taking exams. For adolescents, this can be a stress-filled ordeal. A few test-taking strategies can go a long way in helping your child cope with the stress and maximize their returns on studying. Here are five test-taking strategies to help your child: Read the Directions Carefully. [...]

How to Break a Bad Habit

Every person has some sort of idiosyncrasy they consider to be a “bad habit.” Many bad habits stem and develop during childhood. What do you do if you notice your child starting to pick up one? From swearing, to fidgeting, to picking your nose, it can be easier said than done to stop a bad [...]

Practicing Sun Safety

With summer right around the corner, many families will be taking trips to the beach for some much needed rest and relaxation. There’s nothing more fun than watching your kids play in the ocean and make sandcastles, but long days in the hot sun can take a toll on your child’s skin. Taking the necessary [...]
How to Help Your Teen Cope With a Breakup

How to Help Your Teen Cope With a Breakup

Watching your teen go through a rough patch in life is hard for any parent. Break-ups in particular can cause a lot of stress and if your teen is unsure of how to process their feelings, they may act out. Here are a few tips to help your child cope with a breakup:  Never downplay [...]
Cooking Safety for Adolescents

Cooking Safety for Adolescents

At the start of adolescence, it is common for kids to begin exploring the kitchen and start cooking on their own. Although cooking for kids at this stage in life can be as simple as placing a frozen dinner in the oven, it is still important to teach your child cooking safety precautions while in [...]
Nurturing Your Child’s Emotional Development: Infants and Toddlers

Nurturing Your Child’s Emotional Development: Infants and Toddlers

As parents, we learn about the benefits of regular doctor visits, immunizations, physical activity, and proper nutrition. We understand the need for stimulating toys and activities to promote brain development. However, we may overlook the importance of nurturing our children's emotional development. Every child is unique. Some children are cheerful and adaptable while others are [...]
Depression in Young Children

Depression in Young Children

Although it is often difficult for parents of children under the age of five to accept, doctors now know it is possible for very young children to suffer from depression. Oftentimes, children who are depressed are thought to be shy, distant, lazy, stubborn, or defiant. Every child has a bad day and is sad or [...]

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