With summer coming and as COVID restrictions continue to lift, our children will be outside in the fresh air playing with others. While all this is positive, we can’t forget about unseen dangers, especially in the woods and even your own backyard. … Continue reading
Choking is the leading cause of injuries among young children and infants. One child in the US dies from choking every five days, and 75% of deaths occur in children under three. Let’s look at common choking hazards in infants and toddlers and what parents can do to prevent it from happening. … Continue reading
If you somehow didn’t know that vaping is dangerous for young kids, teens, and young adults, let’s set the record straight. Yes, vaping is very dangerous. If you’re still not convinced, or your teen isn’t, here are factual warnings and risks associated with vaping. … Continue reading
As with all cultural and technological changes, there are positive and negative consequences of the digital age. There are always those who hold on to the past for dear life, and others who jump right in without a second thought.
Since most adults utilize devices for work and play, … Continue reading
As the weather warms up, it’s no surprise that your kids are going to want to be outside. It’s less of a surprise that you’re going to love getting them out of the house! However, it’s important to know that sun, … Continue reading
Stress is a normal part of life, but how and if one learns to cope with it can affect children throughout their lives both physically and emotionally.
Children need a feeling of safety and security, but many of today’s parents are dealing with their own stressors and can easily overlook how stress may be affecting their children. … Continue reading
What are you thinking right now? All sorts of guilty thoughts could be running through your mind as you consider this question.
“I want them to have what I never did,” could be one defensive but reassuring thought. Or “am I piling on too much stress,” could be the doubting-my-parenting skills reaction. … Continue reading
It’s freezing out there! Not only is cold weather uncomfortable, it could be potentially dangerous. When your child is waiting at the bus stop or playing outside with friends, hypothermia and frostbite can happen more quickly than you think. … Continue reading
Did you know that in 2011, approximately 188,400 children under the age of 15 were given emergency care for toy-related injuries? In fact, more than one-third of those injured were under 5 years old. … Continue reading