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Children and Stress – Avoiding a Holiday Meltdown

Children and Stress – Avoiding a Holiday Meltdown

The holidays are a stressful time for even the best-adjusted adult. The holiday season for young children is almost a certain situation to cause the toddler meltdown. Think about the way your child sees the holiday season. First of all, the stores where he is used to...

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Home Fire Escape Plan

Home Fire Escape Plan

An important safety event that takes place on a regular basis in every child care business is a “fire drill.”   Each childcare center must have an evaluation plan for all children and staff. Each year when fire or smoke requires a child care facility or...

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Children and Sleep Disorders

Children and Sleep Disorders

Many children have sleep disorders that interrupt their lives, and those of their parents and siblings as well. A child sleep disorder can make life very difficult and interfere with the necessities of life. Parents who worry about the child sleep disorders in their...

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Conflict Resolution for Pre-Schoolers

Children have conflicts, and one of the important tasks of childhood is learning how to manage conflict successfully.  Ideally, education in conflict resolution begins at the preschool age or even earlier.  With appropriate help from parents, even pre-verbal children...

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Warm Weather Safety Tips for Children

Ah, summer! That is a word that every kid knows and loves. Warm weather means outdoor fun — swimming, baseball, riding bikes, and jumping on trampolines. Summer, from a kid's point of view, ranks right up there with Christmas — and it lasts longer! You get the...

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Traveling with Children

Traveling with small children is not an activity for the faint of heart, the disorganized, or those who are short on patience. It takes courage, planning, and patience to travel with children safely and even pleasantly. First, it is wise to recognize the fact that...

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How to Choose & Use Sunscreen

How to Choose & Use Sunscreen

With all the sunscreens available these days (organic or mineral? water-resistant or sweat-resistant? lotion or spray?), choosing the right one for your kids can be tricky. But what matters most when picking a sunscreen is how well it protects skin from UV rays. Learn...

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SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

Approximately 3,500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related deaths, including SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, ill-defined deaths, and accidental suffocation and strangulation.  In 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new...

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