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Healthy Food Choices for Preschoolers

by Tomica Bonner October 31st, 2013| Preschool, School
The right nutrition and a balanced diet are of the utmost importance for growing preschoolers. Preschools and day care centers are in charge of providing quality nutrition and healthy food for the children in their care. Following through with nutrition choices that coincide with day care eating habits is beneficial
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Keeping Infants Hydrated

by T Akery October 30th, 2013| Care, Infants/Toddlers
While a newborn gets most of its hydration through the breast or through bottle feedings, an infant older than six months requires some water intake. This is because their diets have shifted from pure liquid to more solid foods. Thus, providing them with water to stay hydrated is an

Standing Up for Yourself: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. October 29th, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
As a teenager, confrontations with your parents are almost unavoidable.  They almost serve as a stepping stone into adulthood, helping learn when it is appropriate to stand up to authority and when it isn't.  At the same time, excessive confrontation with one's parents is definitely a behavioral issue.  Thus,
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Tween Bullying Over Social Media

by T Akery October 28th, 2013| Safety, Tweens
It is always disturbing to read about the death of a tween to suicide from bullying. The death of Rebecca Sedwick  in the news last week was about this very thing. But there are some real lessons for parents to learn from this tragedy. There is a lot


by Ronald A. Rowe October 25th, 2013| Elementary, School
Since the atrocious events in the Bartow, FL bullying-suicide case have gotten national attention this week, every parent's thoughts have turn to the topic of bullying. It is hard for most of us to imagine a case as severe as the one that took place in Florida, yet if

Teen’s Perspective on Online Safety

by Sam P. October 24th, 2013| Safety, Teen Perspective, Teens
As a teen, having social media accounts is kind of your life.  It is how you connect with all your school friends and stay up to date on the latest news.

On a site like Facebook, you don't actually have to be quite as paranoid with what you can and
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For the Love of Tweens

by Lori Sciame October 23rd, 2013| Social, Tweens
By the time children hit the tween years, they begin to value social relationships more than when they were little.  No longer is mom or dad the most important influence in their lives.  Instead, friends become their preferred companions.

At least that's what many parents of tweens believe to be
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Pregnancy Can Make You Feel Better

by Jane Wangersky October 22nd, 2013| Pregnancy
Since so much of the health news for pregnant women consists of warnings, I like to spread the good news when I hear reliable information that something or other may not be so bad for them after all. Something else that doesn't get enough publicity is that some aches
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Predicament: Flu Shots

by Editorial Team October 21st, 2013| Parenting Predicament
I have a one-year-old and an eight-year-old who both need to get flu shots.  I'd like to know how to make it easier. The older one always gets nervous, no matter what I do to try to help him feel better, and the baby may pick that up from
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Solution: Grade Slump

by Mrs. C. October 18th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
Last year my daughter was an A student, but since she started sixth grade last month she’s getting nothing but C’s. Is it too early to worry about this? Should I just keep helping her with her homework and waiting to see if she improves?

My opinion is that you
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Danger in Plain Sight

by Lori Sciame October 17th, 2013| Preschool, Safety
"Pastor: 2 year-old boy found dead in trunk had keys with him."  This heart wrenching headline from Fox News presents a little-known safety issue for young children: being trapped in a car trunk. As a regular writer for Your Parenting Info, I have written about many pressing safety issues, but
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Teaching Baby to Swim

by T Akery October 16th, 2013| Infants/Toddlers, Safety
It may surprise many parents to find that their babies can learn the basics of swimming. Some babies even naturally take to the pool. That doesn't mean that you can leave them unsupervised. But the earlier a baby learns how to adapt to the water, the easier