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Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety

Keeping our adorable little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween. Halloween Safety Well, tonight’s the big night, when our children don their costumes and head out for a night of trick or treating. But those same [...]

Poison Prevention

Poison Prevention

 What every parent needs to know to prevent childhood poisonings. Poison Prevention Poisoning is a top cause of hospitalization of children under 6 years of age. It’s why keeping all toxic products in their original containers [...]

Internet Use

Internet Use

Our kids and the world of cyberspace. Internet Use For most of us, sending a text or an email is our most common form of communication.  It’s the same for our kids.  Their smart phones and [...]

Media Literacy

Media Literacy

Using TV to teach our kids to be critical thinkers. Media Literacy Let’s face it, electronic media isn’t going away.  In fact, it’s quite the opposite.  From radio to TV, to movies, smartphones, tablets and more, [...]

Over-scheduled Kids

Over-scheduled Kids

When those after school lessons are just too much of a good thing Over-scheduled Kids With all the wonderful after school lessons available to kids today, it can be pretty tempting to fill their time with [...]

Homework and Parents

Homework and Parents

 How to help make homework a point of discussion rather than a battlefield. Homework and Parents Homework is one of those things that can become a running battle.  But by taking a  proactive approach with your [...]

Bedtime Battles

Bedtime Battles

A few tips on dealing with those bedtime battles. Bedtime Battles Many kids hate the idea of separating from mom and dad at the end of the day, leading to bedtime battles.  While it’s the job [...]

How to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

How to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

Why it’s important to take our children’s grief seriously. Loss of a Pet Does your child have a small pet? Then be prepared for the inevitable. When children loose a small pet like a hamster or [...]

Integrating Fitness

Integrating Fitness

Tips on how we can integrate fitness into everyday life.  Integrating Fitness When it comes to fitness in our children’s lives, we often equate it with organized sports and activities. While those have a role to [...]

Recess and Exercise

Recess and Exercise

Why keeping recess alive at school is important for health’s sake. Recess & Exercise Remember when you were a kid, how your favorite subject was recess?  In all seriousness recess is a very important part of [...]