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Keeping Your Kids Safe at the Beach

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With the scorching heat that comes with the summer, many families flock towards the beach for relief from the sun. However, if not careful, the trip can quickly go from fun to dangerous. A cautious eye on children can have parents ensuring that the beach is an enjoyable experience for…

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Kids’ Bikes: How to Keep Safe While Riding Bikes

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Bike rides are a great activity for the family and a great form of exercise. Be sure to keep your kids safe while riding by taking these necessary precautions. How to Keep Safe While Riding Bikes

Wear Helmets

Make sure your kids have a helmet that fits snug around…

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5 Top Tips for Teaching Kids about Healthy Eating

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Summer is an ideal time to teach children about health and wellness—between the unlimited outdoor activities, longer hours of sunlight, and bounties of fruits and veggies at your disposal, this is a great time of year to create healthy eating regimens before the back-to-school cafeteria foods and busy days

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Tantrum-Free Outings – How to Finish the Day Fight Free

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We've all been that parent, carrying a crying toddler through the mall, hoping to make it to the car before throwing out our back. With less than 18 months between three of our children, my husband and I developed a system for getting all of our kids out of a…

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9 Easy Guidelines to Keep Kids Safe Online

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Keeping our kids safe is one of the many responsibilities as a parent.  We lather on sunscreen, strap on a helmet, and tighten those seat belts.  We also teach them to be leery of  strangers and try to explain what "good touch, bad touch" is.  As parents, we try to…

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Four Stages of Play

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Developing play skills is an essential part of childhood. Through play, typically-developing children acquire the skills necessary to communicate with others, express and understand emotions, physically manipulate a variety of items of all sizes, build strength and endurance, and gain the cognitive skills to understand their world. What are the…

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