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The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

With the emergence of super bugs, there’s good argument for being judicious in our use of antibiotics. It’s hard to believe that around a half a century ago, before antibiotics became widely used, just the thought [...]

Care of a Baby’s First Teeth

Care of a Baby’s First Teeth

Those pearly whites. From teething to the first visit with a dentist, here is a look at the do’s and don’ts of caring for your child’s first teeth. If you have a child around four to [...]

Dear Father Christmas – A Letter by Benedict Cumberbatch

Dear Father Christmas – A Letter by Benedict Cumberbatch

“This is what I’d like to ask you to help with. A little more time for children to be children. Stretch the moment of magic and playfulness. “ Recently, actor Benedict Cumberbatch took part in “Letters [...]

Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

This holiday season, are you planning to travel by plane with young children in tow? With a little planning, flying can be enjoyable and not filled with tears and fussing. Flying by air with young children [...]

5 Tips for Budgeting this Holiday Season

5 Tips for Budgeting this Holiday Season

At this time of year, the commercials beckon us to spend, spend, spend, but for many families this just isn’t realistic. Here’s how to survive the holiday season on a budget. ‘Tis the season to be [...]

How to Make Christmas Special for Children

How to Make Christmas Special for Children

Studies show that what our children really want from the holidays is not necessarily the latest in toys and gadgets, but time with mom and dad. It’s almost ironic that we think of Christmas as a [...]

Safety Over the Holiday Season

Safety Over the Holiday Season

The excitement of the holiday season can lead us to let our guard down, with tragic results. Here’s what you need to know about holiday safety. Tis the season to be jolly…tis also the season to [...]

Why Your Young Child Loves Imaginary Play

Why Your Young Child Loves Imaginary Play

During the early years of childhood, children’s imagination is essentially their playground. Between the ages of three and six, children get really involved with fantasy play. Their tea set become the foundation for a party with [...]

Discussing Scary News with Children

Discussing Scary News with Children

Today, another shooting covers the news. Add to that the recent stories of the Paris attacks, Syrian refugees desperately fleeing their homeland, climate change, and natural catastrophes, it can look like a big, bad world to children. [...]

6 Ways to Teach Children Gratitude

6 Ways to Teach Children Gratitude

This weekend, families across America will be sitting down and giving thanks. While Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, there are simple ways we can make gratitude a part of our family’s daily lives. Some days, life [...]