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National Handwashing Awareness Week

Children, in some circles, have the reputation for being sticky, messy, and/or really adept at spreading illnesses. Daycares and schools are breeding grounds for germs and sickness, and the immune systems of its occupants are still growing and learning to combat things like the common cold or even the flu. Dr. Will Sawyer (“Dr….

Teaching Your Kids Gratitude

Thanksgiving is upon us and we all know what that means. Family gathers from all over, friends come together, and a decadent feast is prepared for all to enjoy. While Thanksgiving may be regarded as an excuse to get together and eat to your heart’s content, it is also important to remember the reason…

How to Travel with Kids

The holidays show a certain magic that is not often seen in other parts of the year. Houses decorated with lights, warm cookies fresh out of the oven, huge meals prepared together and fit for a king, and widespread smiles on people’s faces all help add to the magic of the holidays. One thing…

Halloween Safety

Halloween is an opportunity for children and adults alike to dress like their favorite characters from television shows, movies, books, and many other places. It is a fun and lighthearted holiday that is enjoyed by many on an annual basis, but in and amongst the fun and silliness of Halloween lie some safety concerns…

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween Crafts for Kids – 3 Easy-to-do Projects Halloween is just around the corner! It’s a great time of year to get your kids doing some fun activities and pull them away from that ipad or television. If you’re looking for some fun projects to do with your children, here are some of the…

Teaching Your Child How to Use 911

  Many people carry the mindset that an emergency situation will not happen to them, but it is always a better idea to be prepared for an emergency should one occur than to assume nothing monumental will happen. Children also need to be aware of what to do in emergency situations and what qualifies…

5 Valentine’s Crafts to Do with Kids

  Valentine’s Day means something different to everyone. For some it is a time to be romantic with their significant other while others see Valentine’s Day as a time to celebrate being single with their friends. However one identifies with Valentine’s Day, it is always nice to think outside of the box when it…

Tips on Living with Step Parents

  Families come in all different shapes and sizes. Some families have one dad and one mom, some have one or the other, and some have various combinations of moms and dads, and, even still, some families have step parents. Every family is different from the outside looking in, but all families have at…

How to Help Children Express Their Feelings

    Communication is a key factor in any relationship at any stage of life. From communicating through play to communicating in the workplace and with a spouse, properly expressing feelings, hopes, dreams, and daily activities is an ongoing piece to living a happy and fulfilling life. More often than not, communication of feelings…

The Importance of Good Dental Habits for Kids

  Children rely on their parents to teach them many things. Learning to ride a bicycle, speaking politely to others by using words like please and thank you, and picking up after done playing are all examples of the sorts of things parents and caregivers impart on the young minds under their care. Along…