How to Protect Your Child from the Flu

Children are often in the line of fire when flu season hits, but there are a few things that parents can do to help protect their children from catching the flu.

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Introvert Children in an Extrovert Society

What is the day like for introverted children? Introverted kids are often drained after school and want to come home at the end of the day and recharge their batteries. That may mean they want to be alone or in a quiet place at the end of the day. They may tell you that they don’t like going to after school activities, which really translates to them reacting to the simple problem of not having enough downtime.

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Over Scheduling Kids May Cause More Harm Than Good

It’s not uncommon to see a well-marked kitchen calendar of your kids’ scheduled events that is just as crammed as many executives of a company. Between scouts, little league, music lessons, and dance recitals, on top of homework, many kids are overwhelmed with their schedules because of overzealous parents who think the more activities their child does the greater the likelihood of creating a trophy kid. While your kids’ extracurricular involvement can have many benefits, too many time commitments may cause harm to mental health and a decrease interest in the activities.

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Supporting Learning at Home

Learning at home has a lot to do with supporting your child’s success as a learner — and this goes way beyond making sure their homework is done. Helping your child learn how to feel competent and positive about their learning is key. One way to do this is to help your child stay organized by creating a schedule for learning.

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Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

For young children, Halloween is a night of fun, but trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids and parents are not careful. Here’s how to keep your little goblins safe this Halloween with some extra caution.

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Back-to-School Checklist Should Include Immunizations

It seems like summer started yesterday, but it’s already back-to-school season. While parents are making sure that their child has everything they need for school, it’s also very important to keep your child up-to-date on their immunizations. Germs and bacteria spread quickly throughout schools, but vaccinating your child will help prevent the development of viruses and diseases.

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Separation Anxiety on the First Day of School

Summer is rapidly ending and school is almost back in session. The first day of school is usually very dreadful for kids, especially preschoolers. They often become very nervous and experience separation anxiety from their parents/guardians. Thus, it’s important for parents to prepare their children for the first day of school so that the day is less frightful for them and they feel more at ease during the drop off.

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Strategies for a Stress-Free Summer Vacation with Children

Summer is a perfect time to take a vacation with your family, but sometimes it can be stressful when traveling on an airplane with children. Here are 10 stress-reducing strategies that can make the trip more enjoyable when traveling with children.

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Keep Children Safe in and Around the Pool

The warm weather is finally here, and you know what that means – it’s swimming season! There is nothing more refreshing than cooling off from a steamy hot day in a swimming pool. Swimming is a great recreational sport and can be a lot of fun, but it can be dangerous as well. Every summer there are several reports of children drowning in a swimming pool, therefore it’s important for families who have pools to review safety measures and drowning prevention tips. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States.

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Keeping Kids Hydrated

Fluids, fluids and more fluids – they are the secret weapon to making it through a steamy hot day. It is important for kids to avoid sugary drinks and caffeinated beverages because they cause the body to release fluids, adding to dehydration.

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