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How to Prevent Sunburns in Children

by Lori Sciame July 15th, 2019| Elementary, Safety
A day at the beach can be blissful...the crashing waves, the cool water, the endless sunshine...what could go wrong?  A parent's first thought may be drowning.  I agree.  Children should be monitored at all times to prevent this from happening; however, another safety issue should be on one's mind:
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How to Protect Your Preschooler From the Sun

by Jessica B. July 8th, 2019| Preschool, Safety
In some ways it can be trickier to protect your preschooler from the sun than your little one, because they have a bit more independence. Here are a few tips to make sure your preschooler takes sun safety seriously so that you can all work together to make sure
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5 Ways to Protect Your Infant From the Sun

by Jessica B. July 1st, 2019| Infants/Toddlers, Safety
Summer is a great time to be outdoors with your little one, but sun exposure can be harmful to a young baby. But don’t worry, you don’t have to spend your entire time indoors. With a few special precautions, you can enjoy a bit of time outdoors, even if
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Teen’s Perspective on Summer Work

by Sam P. June 24th, 2019| School, Teens

My personal opinion on summer work is that we shouldn't have it, but alas, we do.  I think that it is unfair for teachers to give us work to do over the summer while they don't do anything, but we do, so there isn't

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4 Ways to Create a Memorable Vacation

by Lori Sciame June 17th, 2019| Tweens
Family vacations rule!  Why? They provide a much needed break from the daily grind, as there are no deadlines to meet, no school lunches to pack, or no fourth grade science projects to complete.  Even more importantly, they have the power to create positive and lasting memories for your
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No Sweat Olympics: Active Indoor Games for Kids

by Tania Cowling June 10th, 2019| Elementary, Entertainment
Summer weather can often be so hot and humid that no one wants to be very active. These no-sweat active indoor games for kids do not require high-energy output, but are exciting and fun. Living in the south, these activities kept my kids engaged in easy competitive and skill
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Vacations With Preschoolers and Fun for Parents

by Joe Lawrence June 3rd, 2019| Preschool, Seasonal
Vacation season is finally here. Summer is just around the corner and many of us have or are starting to make plans for the family. What can you do to make the vacation fun for the whole family?

I noticed that most of our vacation plans have been centered on

What to Do If You Hear an Intruder in Your Home

by Editorial Team May 30th, 2019| Pregnancy





Hearing an intruder in your home can be very frightening, especially if you live alone or are responsible for children. However, there are certain steps you can take to minimise the potential danger to yourself and others. Make sure you’re prepared by

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5 Ideas for When You Have to Wait

by Tania Cowling May 27th, 2019| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Whether it’s the doctor’s office, a restaurant, the bank, or long lines at the grocery store, there are times of waiting and this is probably very difficult for your young child. There’s a good reason why quiet activities without a lot of movement only last a short while. It’s
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5 Ways Having A Pet Helps A Teen

by Jane Wangersky May 20th, 2019| Social, Teens
When we think of pets being good for our children, we usually think of elementary age kids. After all, they’re at the age when it’s good to start learning responsibility. Teens, not so much. Your teen probably already has a fair amount of responsibilities, maybe sometimes more than they

How to Look After Your Family After An Accident at Work

by Editorial Team May 15th, 2019| Elementary





One of the most important things that may be on your mind when you have an accident at work is how to look after your family while you are injured. This is particularly urgent if you have to spend a lot of time off work

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3 Ways to Assess Pet Readiness

by Lori Sciame May 13th, 2019| Social, Tweens
Bringing a new pet into the home can be an amazing experience or an awful one, especially when tweens are involved.  While pre-teens may express a desire for a cat or a dog, they simple do not understand the tremendous work that comes along with owning a pet.  When
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