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Surviving the Holidays

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It’s the most, wonderful time, of the year! For many of us, the holidays are a magical time that we look forward to all year. The food, the family time, the atmosphere, what’s not to love about that? Unfortunately, for some, the holidays are a little bit of a nightmare. Their to-do list just keeps piling up as they have to try to do countless jobs in one month. For those who are raising kids, working, AND trying to cross everything off of their Christmas chore list, it is all just really overwhelming. When you’re spending the entire month running around like a chicken with your head cut off, how are you supposed to stop and enjoy the holiday season? Well, it doesn’t have to be like that. You don’t…
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In Celebration of Thanksgiving Here Are Activities That Help Promote Gratitude

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The holiday “Thanksgiving” is a time to do just that; give thanks. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on the people, things, and opportunities in your life that you’re thankful for and to encourage others to do the same Adults are more than welcome to participate, but Thanksgiving activities that promote gratitude are super important for kids. Teaching kids gratitude will cause them to be more appreciative of the small, everyday things in their lives as they grow older. How cool is that? So, to kick off these Thanksgiving gratitude activities, we went ahead and created a list of ideas! Here is what we came up with… Create a Wall of Gratitude To create a wall of gratitude all you need to do is get a whiteboard and hang…
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How to Combat the School Plague and Protect Your Entire Family!

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The summer is all but over, and that means back to school for children and into a group environment where they will be in frequent contact with germs and viruses. It’s not uncommon for kids to get all manner of respiratory infections throughout the school year. Whether they are elementary age or high schoolers, being in close contact with others all the time means both groups are in danger of contracting things like the flu. In fact, it is such a common occurrence that there is even a name for it: ‘back to school plague’.   While total avoidance is almost impossible, some easy-to-follow healthy habits and precautions can mitigate the severity of the symptoms or reduce the likelihood of infection. For example, teaching the child about proper hand hygiene goes…
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Summer Safe Kids

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Kids have a great time during the summer. The favorable weather allows them to spend more time outside. However, outdoor activities can expose them to risks. They may also sustain injuries while enjoying indoor activities. Parents need to be extra careful during this season to avoid accidents. Since your children are on vacation during this much loved season, they will have time for fun. You have to keep your kids safe, while they enjoy themselves during the summer. The following summer safety tips will help you to protect your kids and allow them to enjoy the nice weather. Prevent falls Statistics show that the emergency units in health facilities treat more kids for injuries resulting from falls during summer. Falls can lead to concussion, a traumatic brain injury that disrupts…
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Teaching Your Child About Body Safety

Teaching Your Child About Body Safety

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Teaching your child about body safety can be a difficult conversation to have with them. We’ve put together a guideline and helpful tips for when you decide it is time to teach your child about body safety. Photo by Charlein Gracia on Unsplash Why should I teach my children body safety? Body safety is one of the most important learnings for your child. As a parent, we teach them about other safety topics such as swimming pool and water safety, if they get lost in a store, not to touch hot surfaces, etc. So, why not teach them about their body and how to keep it safe? Today, we are seeing more women and men speak up that they were victims of sexual abuse or assault. Teaching children how to protect themselves and…
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