Archive for 'Early School'

Creating Holiday Rituals

Creating Holiday Rituals

Why creating holiday rituals and traditions keeps families close Creating Holiday Rituals What’s more fun to a child, getting gifts or creating a wish list? Probably the wish list…an annual ritual kids love. In fact, it’s [...]

Family Traditions

Family Traditions

Why creating special family memories is important to children. Family Traditions Do you have memories of special traditions from your childhood?  These traditions are what sets one family apart from another and become the special stories [...]

Pets as Gifts

Pets as Gifts

Is the holiday season the right time to give a pet as gift? Pets as Gifts` Finding an adorable kitten or puppy underneath the Christmas tree seems so picture perfect.  But the holiday season really isn’t [...]

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 [...]

How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus. What do you to say when your child starts to question the Big Guy in Red? What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? Certainly half of the charm of [...]

Toy Batteries and Safety

Toy Batteries and Safety

What every parent  must consider when purchasing kids’ toys for gift-giving. Toy Batteries At this time of year there is a lot of toy shopping going on.  One thing we need to consider when purchasing toys [...]

Holiday Food Safety

Holiday Food Safety

How to ensure your family doesn’t come down with food poisoning over the holiday season. Holiday Food Safety There are a lot of gatherings over the holiday season, from office parties, to neighborhood drop-ins.  Most of [...]

Children and Christmas Party Safety

Children and Christmas Party Safety

Keeping kids safe while enjoying those holiday parties. Christmas Party Safety It’s during the holiday season that as parents, we can let our guard down, particularly at seasonal gatherings with friends and family. It’s exactly why [...]

Holiday Season Visits

Holiday Season Visits

Why those holiday season visits can pose safety hazards. Holiday Safety Whether visiting Gramma and Grampa, or attending a party at a friend’s, parents need to be extra vigilant to keep kids safe over the holidays. [...]

Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis

A look at what many have called “the kissing disease”. Mononucleosis. Mononucleosis Mononucleosis has often been called the kissing disease, probably because it’s spread through saliva.  It most commonly affects older kids and teens, but kissing [...]