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Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

Studies show that vaccinating young children against the flu significantly reduces emergency room visits. After comparing the number of children that visited ER departments at Montreal’s Children’s Hospital and the Children Hospital in Boston, researchers found [...]

Teens, Hearing Damage and Rock Concerts

Teens, Hearing Damage and Rock Concerts

How your teen can enjoy the concert experience without major hearing damage. Hearing Damage There’s nothing quite like attending a pop or rock concert when you’re a teen. While it’s great fun and almost a rite [...]

Sun Safety Tips for Children

Sun Safety Tips for Children

A few sun safety tips for your family. Sun Safety Tips While sunshine provides us with nourishing Vitamin D…there can be too much of a good thing. Sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays can lead to [...]

The Nutritional Benefits of Breastmilk

The Nutritional Benefits of Breastmilk

The latest on how breastfeeding helps infants grow and develop. Benefits of Breastmilk The benefits of breastfeeding can never be over-stated. In fact, as more studies are done on mother’s milk the more we learn about [...]

Fights and Car Travel

Fights and Car Travel

Coming soon to a back seat on your road vacation – car wars. Fights and Car Travel While traveling with our kids can be a lot of fun, when boredom sets in, watch out. Fights can [...]

Family Road Trips

Family Road Trips

The benefits of unplugging our kids while on a family road trip. Family Road Trips Hitting the open road with kids in tow is a great way to see our country, not to mention it’s a [...]

Safety Tips for Backyard Pools

Safety Tips for Backyard Pools

How to keep your children safe and sound around a backyard pool. Pool Safety Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury related deaths in North America. And if you have a backyard pool, the [...]

Adolescents and Their Peers

Adolescents and Their Peers

What teenagers can only learn from their friends and peers. Adolescents and Peers As parents it’s tempting to think that we know all there is to know when it comes to our kids. But that’s not [...]

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

When it comes to higher grades for our children, many parents resort to tutors and longer homework hours, but a better approach might be to increase recess time. Studies show a direct link between more exercise [...]

Why Girls Talk –  and What They’re Really Saying

Why Girls Talk – and What They’re Really Saying

Teenage girls often worry about how others view them, and as a result, they resist expressing their honest feelings for fear of not being accepted. They may continue to talk a lot, but often they express [...]