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3 Hot Spots Where Teens Should Be Careful

by Jane Wangersky July 29th, 2016| Safety, Teens
Staying safe in the heat of summer is easier for some than others, but it’s still something everyone has to think about. Though teens aren’t as vulnerable to heat-related illness as children and seniors, there are a few situations they’re likely to find themselves in that expose them to danger
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Your Tween and the Heat of Summer

by Michele July 28th, 2016| Seasonal, Tweens
One of the benefits of being the parent of a tween is that he is on the cusp of making responsible decisions. You might be able to leave your tween home alone for 15 minutes. He can make a sandwich and clean up on his own. However, he still doesn't
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Elementary Kids and the Summer Heat

by Joe Lawrence July 27th, 2016| Elementary, Safety
There is no doubt that kiddos want to be playing outside during the summer. All winter long they are cooped up and can’t wait to explore the outdoors. However, we have to make sure we are cognizant of the heat and the effect it can have on our children.

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4 Occupations that Can Improve Parenting Skills

by Editorial Team July 27th, 2016| Elementary
As parents we try to do everything we can for the betterment of our children so that they can have an optimal future ahead of them. Much of that has to do with learning new sets of skills related to pediatric nutrition, discipline, emotional control, speaking, healthcare, therapy, and anything
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The Hazard of Heat This Summer

by Tania Cowling July 26th, 2016| Preschool, Safety
The sun is shining, the temperature is soaring, and you are sweating. This sounds like you have to be indoors in the AC, but not really. With a little common sense and forethought you can be outdoors enjoying your summer and still keep your kids safe from the elements. Here
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Keeping Your Baby Safe During the Summer Heat

by Tania Cowling July 25th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Safety
The temperatures are soaring, and parents should take care to keep babies healthy and cool during the summer season. We think of summer as fun in the sun, but potential dangers lurk, so here are a few things to think about when out and about during these hot months.

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Teens and Picnics: A Match Made in Heaven

by Sam P. July 22nd, 2016| Seasonal, Teens
To start this off I will confess that I just have a genuine love for picnics, but that aside they truly are just a fun thing to do.  They are so easy to prep for and can lead to some great memories.  Whether a group of friends goes out or
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Summer Fun for Tweens- A Picnic

by Michele July 21st, 2016| Seasonal, Tweens
It's mid-July, and quite likely your tween is bored. No, she doesn't want to return to school with its early wakeups and homework assignments, but the long days of summer are beginning to feel very long. You're tired of seeing her in front of a screen, she's tired of being
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Firefly Picnic: Eat and Play Under the Stars

by Tania Cowling July 20th, 2016| Elementary, Social
Summer is the perfect season for picnics. We mostly think of lunches spread on a blanket in the sunshine, but why not plan an evening dinner picnic under the stars and in search of fireflies? Elementary-aged kiddos are roaring to stay up late and romp around the backyard in the
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Picnics Are a Simple Way to Make Memories

by Joe Lawrence July 19th, 2016| Preschool, Seasonal
Summer is the best season to get some extra time in with family and friends. The weather is nice to where you can do many fun activities with your little ones and let them roam the yard or park with their friends while you get some adult time with your
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Teddy Bear Picnic For Young Children

by Tania Cowling July 18th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Social
Eating a meal al fresco (aka picnic) is fun for all ages. And, your baby or toddler will enjoy eating this new way outdoors amongst their teddy bears, just like in the book The Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy. There are quite a few teddy bears at the picnic,
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Do’s and Don’ts for Getting Teens to Listen

by Jane Wangersky July 15th, 2016| Behavior, Teens
While thinking about this article, I wondered if I really knew anything about getting teens to listen. It’s never easy, and even when you manage to do it you’re usually not sure you’ve succeeded -- at least not until much later. But after giving a mandatory safe environment talk to
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