Sleep Hygiene and Daylight Saving

Sleep Hygiene and Daylight Saving

Reevaluate Your Child’s Sleep Needs When You Reset Your Clock Daylight savings time ends on Sunday, November 6 and we must set our clocks back one hour. Although we don’t actually lose an hour of our day, it may feel like it for parents who have trouble getting their...

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Be Prepared and Plan Ahead: Fire Safety Tips

Be Prepared and Plan Ahead: Fire Safety Tips

How do I test a smoke alarm to see if it’s working properly? Find the smoke alarm’s test button and press it. If working properly, you’ll hear a very loud beep. If the sound is weak or there isn’t a sound, it’s time to replace your batteries, or the whole device if...

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6 Myths About Speech and Language in Children

6 Myths About Speech and Language in Children

If you’re concerned about your child’s speech, you’ve probably done some research – and chances are, you’ve also gotten some advice (solicited or not) from friends and family. There is a lot of information out there, some of which is misguided or just plain wrong. As...

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Did You Know You Can Use College Savings Before College?

Did You Know You Can Use College Savings Before College?

An email recently appeared in my inbox that mentioned college education plans that can help pay for kindergarten through high school, ahead of college. As a mom of two school-age kids, I was curious to learn more. So, I asked lawyer and tax expert Mary Morris to clear...

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What Your Child Needs To Know About Dogs

What Your Child Needs To Know About Dogs

Here’s a “safety talk” to have with your child: what to do when interacting with dogs. You’ve probably had many conversations about how to cross the street, how to deal with strangers and other safety concerns. But what are you teaching her about staying safe around...

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9 Tips for Coping with Childhood Sleep Challenges

9 Tips for Coping with Childhood Sleep Challenges

Not all babies and toddlers are alike when it comes to sleep. Some children go to sleep easily but wake up during the night several times. Others have a tough time going to sleep but sleep all night long. Babies can experience sleep regression – a period of time when...

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What To Do if Your Child Faces Mental Health Struggles

What To Do if Your Child Faces Mental Health Struggles

Are you concerned about your teen’s mental health? If you are, you are not alone. The CDC found that mental health in high school students is getting worse. More than 1 in 3 students couldn’t participate in regular activities due to feelings of sadness or...

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Savvy Kids on Social Media: 5 Tips for Parents

Savvy Kids on Social Media: 5 Tips for Parents

Recent news coverage about the negative effects of social media on kids have concerned parents. “We make body image issues worse for one in three teen girls,” reads an Instagram internal slide as reported by The Wall Street Journal. Other internal research found that...

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Help Your Family Breathe Easier During the Holidays

Help Your Family Breathe Easier During the Holidays

  Before you put up the tree, light a scented candle, spray holiday air freshener or invite people over, take a minute to learn about seasonal challenges to healthy indoor air quality. During this time of year, we spend more time indoors, breathing the air inside...

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Basic Facts To Help You Navigate the COVID-19 Information Maze

Basic Facts To Help You Navigate the COVID-19 Information Maze

Although fewer children are affected by COVID-19 compared to adults, children can get sick from the virus, and some develop severe illness. Hospitalization rates of children due to COVID-19 have increased since the beginning of school. As parents, we want to make the...

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Combatting Negative Effects of Screen Time

Combatting Negative Effects of Screen Time

  “I worry that my son spends too much time in front of screens, but there’s not much I can do, “ laments one Austin dad. “He plays games with his friends on the computer, does homework online and watches YouTube on his tablet. When you consider time spent on...

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Six Tips for Teaching Your Teen To Drive

Six Tips for Teaching Your Teen To Drive

Motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of death for teens. Parents can make a difference in teen driver safety. Here are six tips to help make the experience successful and rewarding.   #1. Prioritize On-the-Road Practice Inexperience is a major cause...

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