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Teaching Your Child About Body Safety

Teaching Your Child About Body Safety

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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Tips and Tricks (or-Treats) for This Halloween Season

Tips and Tricks (or-Treats) for This Halloween Season

Halloween is almost here and that means two things: your kids will want all the candy in the world, and they will want to get all this candy while dressed up as their favorite character. While Halloween is an enjoyable holiday for people of all ages, it can also be a scary one if proper precautions aren’t taken. Here are some things to keep in mind during this spooky season. 1. Make sure costumes are safe. Since it will be dark outside, costumes should be bright and reflective. They should also be short enough, so your child won’t trip or get their costume caught in any hazards like debris, jack-o-lantern flames, etc. Any body paint should be tested on a small section of skin before the big day so allergic…
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5 Ways to Let Your Little One Help Decorate This Halloween

Pumpkins are a must-have decoration during the fall, but unless your child is patient enough to watch you carve the pumpkin, it can be hard to include the little ones in the fun. Your child can express their creativity by decorating the outside of a pumpkin. Here are five ideas for pumpkin decorating with young children: 1. Use Paint Toddlers love finger painting (and making a mess), but this way, they can paint as many layers with as many colors as they want. Make sure to use washable paint so the mess is easier to clean! If using tempera paint, mix it equal parts with washable glue to prevent flaking after the paint dries. Photo by Bernard Hermant on Unsplash 2. Use Stencils Whether it’s a shape or an animal stencil, you can…
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Preparing for Flu Season – Useful Information You Need to Know

Preparing for Flu Season – Useful Information You Need to Know

Flu season is fast approaching. Take preventative measures and know what to do before you or your child falls ill. How do I prevent the flu? 1. Get a flu shot 2. Eat healthy, exercise, and maintain healthy practices 3. Boost your immune system Getting the flu shot is not a guarantee that you will not catch the flu but getting the vaccine could help lessen the symptoms of the flu. Flu shots take about two weeks to become effective, so a good time to get the flu shot is by the end of October. Healthy children 6 months or older can get the flu shot. Taking care of your body and overall health should be a priority regardless of if it is flu season or not. Proper nutrition, drinking…
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Water Safety Rules Parents Need to Know

Water Safety Rules Parents Need to Know

Summer is officially here! It’s time for fun in the sun and plenty of pool days. It’s no secret that swimming at the pool poses a risk to your children -- drowning. It is a fear every parent has, so we’re going to give you a list of water safety rules you should know as a parent to help keep your kids safe! Rule #1 Always, always, always, watch your children at the pool. An accident could happen in the blink of an eye. So, put your phone away and be alert. Rule #2 Take your child to swimming lessons. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children ages 4 and older take swimming lessons. You can even sign your child up for lessons younger than 4 years…
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