Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat

Heat and Infants and Children Infants and young children rely on others to keep them cool and hydrated when it’s hot outside. In this article, we provide tips for protecting your children and other family members from extreme heat. Keep kids cool and hydrated Never...
Does Birth Order Matter?

Does Birth Order Matter?

There is a great deal of real but not particularly scientific evidence that birth order has a great influence on who we turn out to be as adults. If you understand how birth order affects a child, you will be better able to understand and effectively parent your...
Actively Listening to Your Child

Actively Listening to Your Child

Communicating with our children can be a difficult task at times.  We feel like they’re not listening to us; they feel like we’re not listening to them.  Good listening and communications skills are essential to successful parenting.  Your child’s...
Know the Signs Act Early

Know the Signs Act Early

Links to additional resources: Learn the Signs – Act Early 2 months 4 months 6 months 9 months 1 year 18 months 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years Download the milestone checklists Information about Milestone Tracker Link to Growth...

Keeping Kids Safe on Wheels

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Positive Parenting

Let’s face it…parenting is not always easy.  Sometimes it seems a next to impossible task to consistently get your child to be nice to others, share, follow a consistent schedule and adhere to simple requests and instructions.  Losing your temper, resorting to yelling...

Planning the Family Vacation – Dream or Disaster

As sunny days and blue skies replace the cold, dreary days of winter, we often begin to dream of summer and a family vacation.  The options for great family vacations vary from travel far from home to just staying home and enjoying a “staycation.”  Either can be great...
Enriching Your Children’s Conscience

Enriching Your Children’s Conscience

All parents want their children to have a life guided by good values. A child’s conscience and value system develop at an early age. As parents, what can you do to help them? Here are five ways you can enrich their conscience and help them to develop a value system...
Summertime Safety for Babies

Summertime Safety for Babies

Every new parent enters their first summer season with a certain amount of reservation.  With so many things to be wary of, combined with the natural anxiety of being a new parent, it can be challenging to be confident about one’s capabilities.  As any parent will...

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