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3 Social Influences for Teen Health

by Jane Wangersky February 26th, 2018| Social, Teens
Getting a teen to live a healthy lifestyle is one more of those things that take a village. It takes more than just parents, anyway -- though your example is a strong influence, your teen is likely too intent on becoming an independent person to let that show. (That’s why

How to Be an Eco-mama

by Editorial Team February 21st, 2018| Infants/Toddlers
If you look to be environmentally friendly in other aspects of your life, then raising a child can be a struggle on your morals; you go through diapers at an alarming speed and likely pick up a lot of wasted food to put in the trash.

While some of this is
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Family Activities to Keep Your Tween Healthy

by Kimberly Hays February 19th, 2018| Seasonal, Tweens
It can be difficult to get your tween to disconnect from technology and move to get some exercise. Most often, they’d rather play a video game, watch a movie, or chat with friends on social media. Having at least one activity that you do as a family will assure that

Providing Education to Expectant Mothers on the Dangers of GBS in Newborns

by Editorial Team February 16th, 2018| Pregnancy
Group B streptococcus, more commonly known as GBS, has recently received more acknowledgment from patient advocacy groups, medical professionals, and the healthcare systems in play. Thanks in part to a new partnership between the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, or RCOG, and the charitable organisation Group B Strep Support,

Keys to Building a Successful Relationship with Your Teen

by Editorial Team February 15th, 2018| Teens
Parenting is challenging, especially when your child is in their teenage years. They’re growing and changing right before your eyes, and there’s nothing you can do to stop or slow it down. They’re trying to find their mature side, but it’s likely they’re not quite there yet.

This can be cause

Making Time for Your Kids Every Day

by Editorial Team February 14th, 2018| Elementary
Modern life can be all rush, rush, rush with little time to do anything except work, take care of the home and look after the kids. When busy parents think of spending quality time with their children, they’re usually thinking about days out, or educational activities; things that are important

How to Make the Most of What the Internet Offers When Raising Your Kid

by Editorial Team February 13th, 2018| Elementary
Even though kids are not getting raised with high levels of attention from a large number of relatives and family friends nowadays, as most parents have started to lead relatively more isolated lives, the sense of community among those that are raising kids definitely hasn’t been lost.

That’s mostly thanks to
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4 Truths to Communicating with Our Children

by Joe Lawrence February 12th, 2018| Communication, Elementary
Communication is the most important part of any relationship. When we communicate well, things run smoothly. When we do not, there is much frustration. Most people would agree with this; however, most of us (me included) are very intentional with making our children better communicators.

We practice communication from the moment

How to Ensure Your Teenager Is Happy and Healthy

by Editorial Team February 8th, 2018| Teens
No matter how old your child is, it is natural that you will always worry about them. Whether they are a baby learning to crawl or a teenager learning to drive, your parental instincts are sure to kick in. Although this is an incredible thing, you need to make sure

Feeling at Home on Vacation

by Editorial Team February 6th, 2018| Elementary
There’s something about going on vacation that thrills people; seeing new places, eating different food, experiencing different environments and cultures. Holidays are good for you and enrich your life, but there are some moments and situations where you might long for a little piece of home when you are away.

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4 Ways to Help Kids Reach Activity Milestones

by Marnie Bii February 5th, 2018| Development, Preschool
During the preschool years, the timing of hitting movement milestones tends to spread out across the peer group. Some preschoolers may exhibit a strong ability to run, climb and jump, while others are a bit clumsier. Most kids’ abilities tend to even out upon approaching kindergarten, which is important due
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