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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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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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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

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. Five ways to introduce nutritious food to children. [...]
Exercise and Your Wellbeing

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 Well-being

Diet and Nutrition Impact Physical and Mental Well-being

Small Changes Create Gains for Overall Health & Well-being 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 [...]
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 2 to April 28, 2019, alcoholic beverages are not permitted on Alabama Gulf Coast beaches, making [...]
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 [...]
Depression in Young Children

Depression in Young Children

Know the Risks and Signs of Depression 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 [...]
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 [...]
Lying

Lying

Parents are often surprised by the dishonesty of their children. School-age children lie for many reasons. Understanding why children lie can be most helpful in dealing with dishonesty. Reasons Children Might Lie: To impress and gain the respect of peers. (“My dad is a millionaire.”) To please parents. Children want to make their parents happy. (“Yes, I [...]

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