Archive for 'Advice and Information'

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 [...]

Dealing with Teen Depression

Dealing with Teen Depression

Is your teen feeling the blues? He may be suffering from depression, a medical condition that requires proper treatment. Is your teen down in the dumps? While it’s true that teens often experience mood swings, depression [...]

Tips for Going to Middle School or High School

Tips for Going to Middle School or High School

The middle school and high school years can be filled with all sorts of bumps along the way. But there are ways to help make the move out of elementary school a little easier for your [...]

Children and Bicycle Safety

Children and Bicycle Safety

When it comes to preventing childhood injuries, safety and biking must go hand in hand. When it comes to the safety of our children, bicycles come to the forefront of many parents’ minds. One of the [...]

Preparing Kids for Overnight Camps

Preparing Kids for Overnight Camps

Sending children off to their first overnight camp can give both parents and children a case of the jitters. But with a little preparation, residential camp can be the thrill of a child’s lifetime. Going away [...]

Computer Game Violence

Computer Game Violence

When’s the last time you observed the computer and video games your children play? Well once you do, don’t be surprised if you find yourself suddenly laying down some ground rules on the types of games [...]

Setting Limits with Toddlers

Setting Limits with Toddlers

Laying down a few rules with your toddler takes patience and consistency. Here’s how to set limits with your little tyke. It’s during the toddler years, when children begin to become more independent that the need [...]

Does Your Teen Spend Too Much Time Alone?

Does Your Teen Spend Too Much Time Alone?

If you’re the parent of a teenager, you’ve probably caught yourself lamenting over the fact that you never seem to see your child anymore…not because she’s out with friends, but because she’s spending time alone. Teens [...]

How To Be a Good Step-Parent in a Blended Family

How To Be a Good Step-Parent in a Blended Family

Since the days of Cinderella, step-parents have had a bad reputation. But in reality, with a little care, stepparents can play a very positive role in a child’s life. Statistics tell us that up to 50% [...]