Archive for 'Advice and Information'

Stranger Danger – How to Street Proof Children

Stranger Danger – How to Street Proof Children

Telling your children to “never talk to strangers” is only one step in keeping our children safe from sexual predators and child abductors. As children, how many times were we told to “never talk to strangers”? [...]

Time Management in High School

Time Management in High School

Too many school assignments and too few hours? There’s no time like the present to give your teen some valuable lessons in time management. High school is a whole different game for a lot of students. [...]

What to Do About Preteens’ Messy Bedrooms

What to Do About Preteens’ Messy Bedrooms

Does your preteen’s messy room drive you crazy? Believe it not, that mess is a necessary part of your child’s development. If you have a child between 9 and 12, you may have noticed a few [...]

Tips for Parents Bringing Home a Newborn

Tips for Parents Bringing Home a Newborn

When you bring home your newborn baby, life alters dramatically. But there are ways to ease the transition into family life. Those first few months and weeks of a baby’s life are filled with ups and [...]

What Kids Learn in Grades 1, 2 and 3

What Kids Learn in Grades 1, 2 and 3

Those first three years of school are full of challenges. Here’s how to help your child make the grade, and what to do when he doesn’t. When you look at what children learn in grades one, [...]

Speech and Language Difficulties in Tweens

Speech and Language Difficulties in Tweens

Does your preteen have trouble expressing himself? Be forewarned. Speech and language difficulties can play havoc with a child’s self esteem. For kids, there’s nothing quite like friendship, but during the preteen years, peers take on [...]

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

The sun may seem like a summertime friend, but without the right protection it can also be our children’s enemy. With our depleted ozone layer, in many ways the sun has become more of a danger [...]

Signs a Child is Ready for Potty Training

Signs a Child is Ready for Potty Training

If you’re the parent of a toddler, the good news is, your diaper days will soon be over. The bad news is, it won’t happen overnight. Sometime after the age of two, children will start to [...]

The Dangers of Spring Flooding

The Dangers of Spring Flooding

During springtime, flooding, thin ice and rushing waters can lead to tragedy. But there are ways to keep kids safe from spring water runoff and rains. Every year we hear of someone who has drowned in [...]

Choosing Healthy Foods For Teenagers

Choosing Healthy Foods For Teenagers

Next time you’re out grocery shopping, you may want to make a point of stocking up with healthy, high calorie foods for your teen on the go. It turns out, teens need a lot of food [...]