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Archives for July 2015

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Is Wi-Fi Safe for Children?

by Joe Lawrence July 15th, 2015| Elementary, Safety
There is a debate that has been going on for years, but is starting to gain more steam as of late. The question is: Are our children affected by Wi-Fi? I will give you my two cents…

The irony is that most of you reading this article are using a
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Teen’s Perspective on Sun Protection

by Sam P. July 10th, 2015| Safety, Teens

We all want that perfect summer tan, but we don't want to burn.  So many girls opt to go tanning in booths instead of being patient and letting the sun do its thing.  This is not how to get the perfect golden tan. 

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4 Steps to Sun Safety: Tweens

by Lori Sciame July 9th, 2015| Safety, Tweens
The sun's rays beckon children outside, especially during the summer months.  No school, no obligations, no worries...right?  Wrong!  The summer sun presents several safety issues for tweens, including sunburn.  Don't be lax when it comes to sun safety.  Know how to prevent injury and illness due to the sun,
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2 Summer Safety Concerns for Preschoolers

by Joe Lawrence July 7th, 2015| Preschool, Safety

Summer is officially here, and there are many fun and exciting things to do before school starts up again. There are a couple of safety concerns that we need to consider prior to embarking on some family leisure time together.

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How to Prepare for a Special Needs Baby

by C. Finkbeiner July 6th, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Special Needs
When I was pregnant with my son, there were no early warning signs that he would be born premature and be developmentally delayed (which later was diagnosed as Asperger’s Syndrome, a high functioning level of autism). At the week twenty sonogram, most women are excited to discover their baby’s
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Special Needs Teens and the Police: Being Prepared

by Jane Wangersky July 3rd, 2015| Special Needs, Teens
Recently a disturbing story about a middle school student with autism made the news -- an 11-year-old boy ended up with a felony on his record after pushing a police officer who was trying to take him to his principal’s office. If that can happen to a pre-teen, parents
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4 Great Tween Summer Reads

by Jessica B. July 2nd, 2015| School, Tweens
As school ended for summer, now is a great time to get your tween to the bookstore to stock up on great summer reads. Thanks to great quality YA literature, like the works of John Green and Suzanne Collins, tweens can be eager readers. Summer is a great chance
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How to Empower Your Kindergartner Socially

by Joe Lawrence July 1st, 2015| Elementary, Social
Elementary school is where social skills truly begin to develop in our little ones. We are no longer hovering above them and they are forced to figure out things on their own. However, there are some guidelines we can give them to ensure they are not in a complete