Author Archives: Elisa Bellere

Children and Transition

Transitions are never easy, especially for kids. One of the most difficult parts to starting school or daycare is the separation from home and family. When it comes to children entering kindergarten or graduating to the next grade it can be very nerve-racking for them. However, there are a few techniques parents and teachers can […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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