Tag Archives: children

Media use rules can benefit families

Because media is ubiquitous, families must weigh the pros and cons of screen time in developing media plans that work for their unique situations. A healthy media diet” includes smart choices about what media to engage with. Continue reading

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Making the most of family vacations

Smart planning means all members of the family can walk away from vacations with fond memories.

Family vacations can cost several thousand dollars, which only adds to the pressure planners may be under. But careful planning makes it possible to simplify the process so more time can be spent resting, relaxing and having fun. Continue reading

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How to approach sibling rivalries

Siblings disagree from time to time, and sibling rivalry is a part of growing up and charting one’s course in the family unit. However, parents can take steps to avoid sibling rivalries developing between their children. Continue reading

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The benefits of child-safe home improvements

All family members should be considered when home improvements are being planned, especially the youngest household residents who may not be responsible enough to avoid accidents and injuries. Continue reading

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Keep safe this holiday season and avoid medical mishaps

Revelers who celebrate a bit too much can pose a threat, as can road weary travelers or overnight guests who unknowingly put loved ones in harm’s way during their stays. Thankfully, many accidents that occur during the holiday season are avoidable if holiday celebrants focus on safe ways to celebrate. Continue reading

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Want healthier kids? Get a pet

Pets can contribute to cognitive, physical and emotional wellness in children. If youngsters have been eyeing fuzzy kittens or boisterous puppies at nearby shelters or pet stores, parents may want to give in to those cries for a family pet. Pets are added responsibilities, but the health benefits associated with pet ownership may be well worth the investment of time and effort. Continue reading

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Follow these child safety seat regulations

Proper safety seat use reduces the propensity for child injuries. Continue reading

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