Tag Archives: kids

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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Santa letter-writing secrets

At the tip of the North Pole resides a jolly man who collects letters from children asking him to deliver all of their hearts’ desires. Although Santa Claus does a thorough job of making sure children’s treats are delivered on … Continue reading

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Help kids get ready for fall sports season

Summer is a season of relaxation, especially for school-aged children who are not yet old enough to work. Such youngsters no doubt enjoy the chance to spend summer days lounging poolside or at the beach, all without a care in … Continue reading

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Banish bad bedtime behavior

Some parents believe sleep problems only occur during infancy. But sleep problems may continue throughout childhood if they are not addressed promptly. Continue reading

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Backpack safety can prevent serious injuries

There are some safety features parents can look for when purchasing backpacks. A padded back reduces pressure on the muscles and can be more comfortable, while compression straps make the backpack more sturdy. Continue reading

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‘Tis the season for school and lice

As the school year begins anew, lice often becomes a subject of conversation among concerned parents. In certain areas, such as in classrooms and locker rooms, lice easily can be transferred from person to person. Understanding this common foe can help students avoid it and parents recognize it when it’s present. Continue reading

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Changing perceptions about pit bulls one dog at a time

Pit bulls are often loyal family companions that are good with kids. Continue reading

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