Winter break has ended, and it is now the middle of the school year. Report cards are going out to show parents how their children are doing so far. Unfortunately, you may have noticed your child is not doing well in school. This can be a stressful time for you and your child, especially if you are not sure how to help them. . . . Learn More
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Sometimes, people believe that patience means that nothing ever bothers us, but that just isn’t very realistic. As parents, we’ve all been taken to the edge of sanity just trying to get our children ready and out the door on time in the morning. Your 4-year-old is in a bad mood and acting defiant to your every command. Your 12-year-old gets upset with you that her favorite pair of jeans is in the wash and now she “has nothing to wear.” To top it off, you knock over your perfect cup-o-joe while frantically trying to find your car keys.
Is it even possible that you can make it through a morning like that without losing your temper? Here are 3 key things to remember in the moment: . . . Learn More
Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But the gatherings could put children and families at a greater risk for preventable injury and fire. Here are some holiday season safety tips. . . . Learn More
It’s cold outside, and everyone in your family is feeling like it’s time to hibernate after eating all the Thanksgiving leftovers and watching hours of football on TV. Well, it’s time to get those muscles warmed up and the blood flowing. . . . Learn More
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends parents ensure their kids are getting adequate amounts of calcium, fiber, protein and carbohydrates. If your child is vegetarian, he or she can get protein from rice, beans, eggs, tofu and peanut butter. The AAP also recommends subbing in water or reduced fat milk for juice, as too much sugar-filled juice can lead to obesity and tooth decay. . . . Learn More
Before you join your ghosts and goblins for a night of trick-or-treating, read these tips to keep them safe in their costumes, eating candy, or walking around the neighborhood. . . . Learn More
There is no magic age at which a sleepover is appropriate. Generally speaking, the child has to be old enough to go to sleep on his/her own. This means that they don’t need a long, specific ritual from a parent in order to catch some Zzzz’s. As a rule of thumb, if your child falls into one of the following categories of nighttime distress, we recommend a bit more time before sending them to a friend’s house for a sleepover. . . . Learn More
Bedwetting is a common childhood problem. Many children between the ages of two and four who master toilet training during the day, will experience episodes of bedwetting through the night. In many cases, the nighttime bedwetting incidents will gradually decrease until they have completely ceased around the age of five or six. . . . Learn More
The new school year is just around the corner (or maybe it’s already started where you live). Either way, here are a few quick tips to make sure you start the year off right: . . . Learn More
Sometimes babies and young children are sleeping so peacefully in the backseat that parents forget they are there. As parents hurry through life’s daily routines, it can be tempting to leave a sleeping child in the car to avoid waking them up to quickly run into the store. But leaving a child alone in a car can lead to serious injury or death from heatstroke, even in cooler temperatures. Here’s some helpful information and tips for parents about preventing heatstroke in cars. . . . Learn More
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