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Choosing a Child Care Provider

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Monday through Friday  7:00am –  6:00pm
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What Holidays are Observed?

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Genesis One observes the following holidays:

New Years’ Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Forth of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve (half day close early)
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What are your teacher to child ratios?

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Infants                1 to 5

One year             1 to 6

Two years           1 to 9

Three years        1 to 10

Four years          1 to 13

School Age          1 to 20

 

Child Development

Developmental Milestones Matter

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Extreme Heat

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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 children. You might even understand yourself a […]

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Know the Signs Act Early

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Positive Parenting

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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 that will guide them through […]

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Tips for Crafting with Children

Crafting provides a great way to spend time with children while enjoying a fun activity together.   Following some simple tips can make it a fun experience for everyone. We hope you will put some of the following suggestions to use. Find the craft that children want to make and then make a list of all […]

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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 going with Mommy look entirely different. Everybody keeps […]

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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 can benefit.  For conflict resolution education to work with children this young, it needs to be […]

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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 How to Choose – Listen Below   Link to Full Article: […]

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Potty Training Tools & Tips

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What To Do About A Toddler Biting And Kicking

While it can be embarrassing, frustrating, and sometimes frightening, for the most part, this type of behavior by toddlers is a normal phase that they all pass through. It is a part of their growth and development and usually results from frustration at not being able to express themselves, whether he wants a toy, or […]

0 comments

Increasing Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Many people have a strong opinion on the importance of self-esteem in children.  Some people think too much emphasis is placed on self-esteem today. However, most believe strongly that self-esteem development is crucial in children. The truth is that both opinions are correct. There is probably too much emphasis on self-esteem today, and self-esteem development […]

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Helping a Child Deal with Anger

We all get angry from time to time. Anger is just part of the human condition. It is not “bad” to be angry. Now, some behaviors that are the result of being angry can be “bad,” but it is not the anger that’s “bad.” The same thing goes for children. Of course, children get angry […]

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Dealing with Separation and Loss

Children do not deal with separation and loss in the same way as adults. Adults, for example, recognize the difference between a friend moving out of town and a friend dying. Young children, on the other hand, simply view both situations as a loss. Here are some important points to consider when you are helping […]

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Infant Milestones

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Toy for Your Child’s Age

Choosing the right toy for your child’s age is not just a matter of selecting a toy that will engage, entertain and educate them, it is also a matter of safety.  If you have browsed the aisles of any toy store lately, you probably know that selecting the right toy can be a difficult undertaking. […]

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Discipline versus Punishment

Do you know the difference between discipline and punishment with their Latin roots? Punishment implies inflicting pain, while discipline means to teach.  Parents who use punishment are missing important opportunities to teach their children better behaviors and help them self-discipline. Children can actually be taught responsible behaviors to help them get the things they want […]

0 comments

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity, what was once shocking and disturbing has now become a fact of life, as adult obesity increased childhood obesity is growing and rapidly increasing.  With bad eating habits and fatty diet and some hereditary influence some kids are doomed to battle childhood obesity late into their twenties, childhood obesity has become a wide […]

0 comments

Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Many people have a strong opinion on the importance of self-esteem in children.  Some people have a negative opinion and believe too much emphasis is placed on self-esteem today. However, most believe strongly that self-esteem development is crucial in children. The truth is that both parties have a share in the truth.  There is probably […]

0 comments

Raising Achievers

Parenting is not about just providing; it is much deeper than that.  As a parent you will be worried about your child’s well-being as well as his future.  The aim of most parents is to raise a happy, intelligent, and fulfilled child – a child that is secure, confident, and independent. The Circle of Love […]

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Backpacks for Young Children

Why would anyone buy backpacks for young children?  Your toddler will feel important if she has her own backpack to take with her to Grandma’s house for an overnight visit.  My two-year old twin nephews who were being potty trained, wanted “back backs” to carry their own lunches for a trip to the zoo. I […]

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‘No Child Left Behind’: What it Means for Parents

The No Child Left Behind Act is a landmark education reform law that is already improving academic performance across the country.  One of its chief aims is to close the troubling achievement gap that separates many disadvantaged, disabled and minority students from their peers. To do this, it measures student performance and focuses extra resources […]

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A Child’s Love of Learn Begins with Reading

Reading aloud may be the single most important activity parents do with their child. That’s because a child who is read to is more likely to enjoy reading and will want to learn to read. Once a child becomes passionate about reading-he or she will have the opportunity to enjoy a lifetime of learning. According […]

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Ways to Make Reading Fun

Learning to read can be a challenging adventure for some children.  It seems that everyone from a child’s teacher to Mom and Dad and even Grandma is excited and waiting for the child to learn to read.  All the pressure and expectations from the adults can sure put a damper on the excitement for the […]

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Potty Training – Frequently Asked Questions

If you are thinking about starting to potty train your toddler, there are a few questions you should ask yourself before you begin potty training.  Being well prepared for this challenging transition from diapers to potty is one of the best things you can do to make this as easy as possible on your child. […]

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Home Safety and Your Baby

When you first have a newborn baby, you are very protective.  You are always afraid of something happening to your baby. Well when you are at home you should not be afraid of anything happening to it because you are there and it should be safe.  Keeping your baby safe at home is very important. […]

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Baby Sign Language – Communication before Speech

Prior to mastering the art of speech, your baby has great difficulty in communicating his needs to you. This can cause frustration for you both – yet there is a solution. Baby sign language is rapidly becoming popular as a means of recognizing – and responding to – a young baby’s needs. Babies can be […]

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Baby’s First Foods – Starting Solids

Introducing your baby to solid foods is exciting and rewarding – but it can be difficult to know exactly how and when to get started. Your baby should be four months of age at the very least – or his immature digestive system will find it difficult to cope with solid food. Most medical professionals, […]

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Baby Gates – Child Proof Your Home

When it comes to child-proofing your home, one of the first things you will consider is the baby safety gate.  Neglecting to add baby gates to your home can mean risking your baby’s safety when wandering around the home.  It only takes a second of distraction and your child could be in a dangerous situation.  […]

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Baby Food Allergies – Identification and Avoidance

Many parents find the risk of baby food allergies one of the most worrying aspects of introducing new foods to their baby. But there are simple steps you can take to minimize potential problems and make your child’s introduction to solid food a safe and happy one. Allergic reactions take place when your baby’s immune […]

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Babies and Bedtime Fussiness

If the baby is very young or a new born baby then it is accepted that he will get up many times at night. But in case of older babies, it is not accepted.  It is very frustrating for the mother if the baby goes to sleep after a great deal of effort and then […]

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Home Safety and Your Baby

When you first have a newborn baby, you are very protective of it. You are always afraid of something happening to it. Well when you are at home you should not be afraid of anything happening to it because you are there and it should be safe. Keeping your baby safe at home is very […]

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About Baby’s Separation Anxiety

How do I feel about my child’s separation anxiety? Honestly, it’s absolutely one of the most delightful feelings I really enjoy as a mom. I remember when my son was between 8-9 months old. Just like every mother, I couldn’t forget those moments. At that time, he often asked for more attention from me rather […]

0 comments

Infant Milestones

A Child’s Love of Learning Begins with Reading

***The information contained in these resources is for general information purposes only and is not meant in any way to replace advice given by healthcare professionals.***

Health & Safety

Holiday Party Safety Tips for Parents

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Salmonella Outbreak – Raw Turkey Products

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Developmental Milestones Matter

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Pink Eye: Usually Mild and Easy to Treat

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Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Ham from Johnston County Hams, Inc.

CDC advises consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell recalled ready-to-eat deli ham produced by Johnston County Hams, Inc. The ham is linked to a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections. A food safety alert has been posted at: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/countryham-10-18/index.html Key Points: CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states are […]

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month – September

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Safety in Seconds: Sleep Safety

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Does Your Back-to-School Checklist Include Vaccination?

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Extreme Heat

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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 children. You might even understand yourself a […]

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Drowning Dangers for Kids

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Vaccination a Key to the Puzzle

As a parent, you work hard to keep your baby healthy, by giving lots of love… providing healthy foods. Keeping little hands, feet, and faces clean. Getting plenty of physical activity, and vaccination. Nothing protects babies better from 14 serious diseases by age two. That’s why doctors recommend and parents choose the safe, proven protection […]

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Know the Signs Act Early

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Keeping Kids Safe on Wheels

 Ready for the Ride: Keeping Kids Safe on Wheels – Click to Download PDF Bike Safety Tips – Click to Download PDF Bike Safety Tips – Spanish – Click to Download PDF

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Planning the Family Vacation – Dream or Disaster

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Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine

Children, especially those younger than 5 years, are at higher risk for serious flu-related complications. The flu vaccine offers the best defense against getting the flu and spreading it to others. Getting vaccinated can reduce flu illnesses, doctor’s visits, missed work and school days, and prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths in children. Information on this […]

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Key Facts About Influenza (FLU)

What is Influenza (also called Flu)? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Signs […]

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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 going with Mommy look entirely different. Everybody keeps […]

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Home Fire Escape Plan

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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 family might rest assured that they are not alone. Many parents […]

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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 can benefit.  For conflict resolution education to work with children this young, it needs to be […]

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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 picture. Kids love summer, and summer was made […]

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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 your young child likes his comfort zone. He knows what […]

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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 How to Choose – Listen Below   Link to Full Article: […]

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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 guidelines for creating a safe sleep environment.  Below, is an abbreviated list and circumstances that increase the risks of […]

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Healthy Living

This widget provides users with a quick and easy way to see state data related to cholesterol, diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, nutrition, obesity, physical activity, stroke, and tobacco use.

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Zika Virus

Zika is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. It can also be spread by a man to his male or female sex partners during sex. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red […]

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Potty Training Tools & Tips

Save

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What To Do About A Toddler Biting And Kicking

While it can be embarrassing, frustrating, and sometimes frightening, for the most part, this type of behavior by toddlers is a normal phase that they all pass through. It is a part of their growth and development and usually results from frustration at not being able to express themselves, whether he wants a toy, or […]

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Protecting Your Child – Vaccines for Children

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Tips to Help Your Child Get More Exercise

Was parenting easier forty years ago? As a mom in the new millennium, I dream about the idea of parenting in a world where streets are safe and parents can let their children run freely through the neighborhood, their bodies naturally challenged with the exercise of play. Instead today, before the slam of the car […]

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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 tell you, a certain amount of trial-and-error will […]

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Infant Milestones

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Toy for Your Child’s Age

Choosing the right toy for your child’s age is not just a matter of selecting a toy that will engage, entertain and educate them, it is also a matter of safety.  If you have browsed the aisles of any toy store lately, you probably know that selecting the right toy can be a difficult undertaking. […]

0 comments

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity, what was once shocking and disturbing has now become a fact of life, as adult obesity increased childhood obesity is growing and rapidly increasing.  With bad eating habits and fatty diet and some hereditary influence some kids are doomed to battle childhood obesity late into their twenties, childhood obesity has become a wide […]

0 comments

Backpacks for Young Children

Why would anyone buy backpacks for young children?  Your toddler will feel important if she has her own backpack to take with her to Grandma’s house for an overnight visit.  My two-year old twin nephews who were being potty trained, wanted “back backs” to carry their own lunches for a trip to the zoo. I […]

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5 Parenting Tips to Help Your Child Get More Exercise

Was parenting easier forty years ago? As a mom in the new millennium, I dream about the idea of parenting in a world where streets are safe and parents can let their children run freely through the neighborhood, their bodies naturally challenged with the exercise of play. Instead today, before the slam of the car […]

0 comments

Home Safety and Your Baby

When you first have a newborn baby, you are very protective.  You are always afraid of something happening to your baby. Well when you are at home you should not be afraid of anything happening to it because you are there and it should be safe.  Keeping your baby safe at home is very important. […]

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Childhood Obesity on the Rise

Obesity in children has doubled for children between the ages of two and five since the 1970s. Alarming is an understatement; this is traumatic. Toddlers should not be overweight and according to an article I read today, nearly half of America’s children will be obese by the end of the decade. What could be the […]

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Baby Sleep Tips – Create a Familiar Environment

All newborns are, of course, different. Some sleep better than others at a young age, which prompts many parents to trade stories of how “lucky” or “unlucky” they were with a given child. There is, no doubt, a certain amount of mystery to getting a child to sleep well and through the night on his […]

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Baby’s First Foods – Starting Solids

Introducing your baby to solid foods is exciting and rewarding – but it can be difficult to know exactly how and when to get started. Your baby should be four months of age at the very least – or his immature digestive system will find it difficult to cope with solid food. Most medical professionals, […]

0 comments

Baby Gates – Child Proof Your Home

When it comes to child-proofing your home, one of the first things you will consider is the baby safety gate.  Neglecting to add baby gates to your home can mean risking your baby’s safety when wandering around the home.  It only takes a second of distraction and your child could be in a dangerous situation.  […]

0 comments

Baby Food Allergies – Identification and Avoidance

Many parents find the risk of baby food allergies one of the most worrying aspects of introducing new foods to their baby. But there are simple steps you can take to minimize potential problems and make your child’s introduction to solid food a safe and happy one. Allergic reactions take place when your baby’s immune […]

0 comments

Home Safety and Your Baby

When you first have a newborn baby, you are very protective of it. You are always afraid of something happening to it. Well when you are at home you should not be afraid of anything happening to it because you are there and it should be safe. Keeping your baby safe at home is very […]

0 comments

About Baby’s Separation Anxiety

How do I feel about my child’s separation anxiety? Honestly, it’s absolutely one of the most delightful feelings I really enjoy as a mom. I remember when my son was between 8-9 months old. Just like every mother, I couldn’t forget those moments. At that time, he often asked for more attention from me rather […]

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5 Tips on Caring for Newborn Babies

Caring for your baby is the most important things you need to consider once you became a new parent. There are many things you need to take into account in order to make sure that your baby gets attention necessary. 1. Make sure that you feed your baby right. Deciding on whether you should breastfeed […]

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***The information contained in these resources is for general information purposes only and is not meant in any way to replace advice given by healthcare professionals.***

Parenting Articles

Holiday Party Safety Tips for Parents

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Salmonella Outbreak – Raw Turkey Products

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Developmental Milestones Matter

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Pink Eye: Usually Mild and Easy to Treat

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Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Ham from Johnston County Hams, Inc.

CDC advises consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell recalled ready-to-eat deli ham produced by Johnston County Hams, Inc. The ham is linked to a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections. A food safety alert has been posted at: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/countryham-10-18/index.html Key Points: CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states are […]

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month – September

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Safety in Seconds: Sleep Safety

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Does Your Back-to-School Checklist Include Vaccination?

You need javascript enabled to view this content or go to source URL.

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Extreme Heat

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Drowning Dangers for Kids

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Vaccination a Key to the Puzzle

As a parent, you work hard to keep your baby healthy, by giving lots of love… providing healthy foods. Keeping little hands, feet, and faces clean. Getting plenty of physical activity, and vaccination. Nothing protects babies better from 14 serious diseases by age two. That’s why doctors recommend and parents choose the safe, proven protection […]

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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 feelings, views, and opinions have worth, and you should make sure you take the time to […]

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Keeping Kids Safe on Wheels

 Ready for the Ride: Keeping Kids Safe on Wheels – Click to Download PDF Bike Safety Tips – Click to Download PDF Bike Safety Tips – Spanish – Click to Download PDF

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Positive Parenting

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Planning the Family Vacation – Dream or Disaster

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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 that will guide them through […]

0 comments

Tips for Crafting with Children

Crafting provides a great way to spend time with children while enjoying a fun activity together.   Following some simple tips can make it a fun experience for everyone. We hope you will put some of the following suggestions to use. Find the craft that children want to make and then make a list of all […]

0 comments

Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine

Children, especially those younger than 5 years, are at higher risk for serious flu-related complications. The flu vaccine offers the best defense against getting the flu and spreading it to others. Getting vaccinated can reduce flu illnesses, doctor’s visits, missed work and school days, and prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths in children. Information on this […]

0 comments

Key Facts About Influenza (FLU)

What is Influenza (also called Flu)? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Signs […]

0 comments

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 going with Mommy look entirely different. Everybody keeps […]

0 comments

Home Fire Escape Plan

0 comments

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 can benefit.  For conflict resolution education to work with children this young, it needs to be […]

0 comments

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 picture. Kids love summer, and summer was made […]

0 comments

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 your young child likes his comfort zone. He knows what […]

0 comments

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 guidelines for creating a safe sleep environment.  Below, is an abbreviated list and circumstances that increase the risks of […]

0 comments

Zika Virus

Zika is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. It can also be spread by a man to his male or female sex partners during sex. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red […]

0 comments

Potty Training Tools & Tips

Save

0 comments

What To Do About A Toddler Biting And Kicking

While it can be embarrassing, frustrating, and sometimes frightening, for the most part, this type of behavior by toddlers is a normal phase that they all pass through. It is a part of their growth and development and usually results from frustration at not being able to express themselves, whether he wants a toy, or […]

0 comments

Increasing Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Many people have a strong opinion on the importance of self-esteem in children.  Some people think too much emphasis is placed on self-esteem today. However, most believe strongly that self-esteem development is crucial in children. The truth is that both opinions are correct. There is probably too much emphasis on self-esteem today, and self-esteem development […]

0 comments

Helping a Child Deal with Anger

We all get angry from time to time. Anger is just part of the human condition. It is not “bad” to be angry. Now, some behaviors that are the result of being angry can be “bad,” but it is not the anger that’s “bad.” The same thing goes for children. Of course, children get angry […]

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Dealing with Separation and Loss

Children do not deal with separation and loss in the same way as adults. Adults, for example, recognize the difference between a friend moving out of town and a friend dying. Young children, on the other hand, simply view both situations as a loss. Here are some important points to consider when you are helping […]

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Dads Helping Make Kindergarten Great

In the traditional family structure, the role of the father is clearly unique.  Perhaps it is because dad goes off to work and comes home with that big booming voice or maybe it is that he is a soft touch for ice cream or an extra ride on the Ferris Wheel at the State Fair […]

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Tips to Help Your Child Get More Exercise

Was parenting easier forty years ago? As a mom in the new millennium, I dream about the idea of parenting in a world where streets are safe and parents can let their children run freely through the neighborhood, their bodies naturally challenged with the exercise of play. Instead today, before the slam of the car […]

0 comments

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 tell you, a certain amount of trial-and-error will […]

0 comments

Infant Milestones

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Toy for Your Child’s Age

Choosing the right toy for your child’s age is not just a matter of selecting a toy that will engage, entertain and educate them, it is also a matter of safety.  If you have browsed the aisles of any toy store lately, you probably know that selecting the right toy can be a difficult undertaking. […]

0 comments

Discipline versus Punishment

Do you know the difference between discipline and punishment with their Latin roots? Punishment implies inflicting pain, while discipline means to teach.  Parents who use punishment are missing important opportunities to teach their children better behaviors and help them self-discipline. Children can actually be taught responsible behaviors to help them get the things they want […]

0 comments

Change Your Child’s Behavior with Positive Reinforcement

Think about your interactions with your children today.  How many things did you notice they did wrong?  What did you do or say to them because of their wrong doings?  Have they engaged in the same kind of behavior before?  What did you do or say the times before?  Is it working?  How many things […]

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Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Many people have a strong opinion on the importance of self-esteem in children.  Some people have a negative opinion and believe too much emphasis is placed on self-esteem today. However, most believe strongly that self-esteem development is crucial in children. The truth is that both parties have a share in the truth.  There is probably […]

0 comments

Raising Achievers

Parenting is not about just providing; it is much deeper than that.  As a parent you will be worried about your child’s well-being as well as his future.  The aim of most parents is to raise a happy, intelligent, and fulfilled child – a child that is secure, confident, and independent. The Circle of Love […]

0 comments

Backpacks for Young Children

Why would anyone buy backpacks for young children?  Your toddler will feel important if she has her own backpack to take with her to Grandma’s house for an overnight visit.  My two-year old twin nephews who were being potty trained, wanted “back backs” to carry their own lunches for a trip to the zoo. I […]

0 comments

5 Parenting Tips to Help Your Child Get More Exercise

Was parenting easier forty years ago? As a mom in the new millennium, I dream about the idea of parenting in a world where streets are safe and parents can let their children run freely through the neighborhood, their bodies naturally challenged with the exercise of play. Instead today, before the slam of the car […]

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‘No Child Left Behind’: What it Means for Parents

The No Child Left Behind Act is a landmark education reform law that is already improving academic performance across the country.  One of its chief aims is to close the troubling achievement gap that separates many disadvantaged, disabled and minority students from their peers. To do this, it measures student performance and focuses extra resources […]

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A Child’s Love of Learn Begins with Reading

Reading aloud may be the single most important activity parents do with their child. That’s because a child who is read to is more likely to enjoy reading and will want to learn to read. Once a child becomes passionate about reading-he or she will have the opportunity to enjoy a lifetime of learning. According […]

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Ways to Make Reading Fun

Learning to read can be a challenging adventure for some children.  It seems that everyone from a child’s teacher to Mom and Dad and even Grandma is excited and waiting for the child to learn to read.  All the pressure and expectations from the adults can sure put a damper on the excitement for the […]

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10 Reasons to Read to Your Child

We all know that learning to read is important, but as parents what do we do to facilitate this milestone? Reading to your child has many benefits one of which is simply having time to snuggle together. Here are 10 reasons to read to your child. 1. When you read to your child, he/she will […]

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10 Commandments for Parenting

Here are the wisest commandments ever commended to parents: 1. Thou shalt be consistent.  Do as you say you will. Children know where they stand when you are consistent, follow through and mean what you say. 2. Thou shalt expect children to contribute (without being paid).  Expect children to help at home but don’t expect […]

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Potty Training – Frequently Asked Questions

If you are thinking about starting to potty train your toddler, there are a few questions you should ask yourself before you begin potty training.  Being well prepared for this challenging transition from diapers to potty is one of the best things you can do to make this as easy as possible on your child. […]

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Four Parenting Styles

Every grandmother and grandfather will tell you hilarious stories of their children when they were first born.  And for every funny and touching story they have, they will be able to tell you another for every hardship they encountered.  Parenting is something that is done in many different ways by each parent.  The following are […]

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Home Safety and Your Baby

When you first have a newborn baby, you are very protective.  You are always afraid of something happening to your baby. Well when you are at home you should not be afraid of anything happening to it because you are there and it should be safe.  Keeping your baby safe at home is very important. […]

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Baby Sleep Tips – Create a Familiar Environment

All newborns are, of course, different. Some sleep better than others at a young age, which prompts many parents to trade stories of how “lucky” or “unlucky” they were with a given child. There is, no doubt, a certain amount of mystery to getting a child to sleep well and through the night on his […]

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Baby’s First Foods – Starting Solids

Introducing your baby to solid foods is exciting and rewarding – but it can be difficult to know exactly how and when to get started. Your baby should be four months of age at the very least – or his immature digestive system will find it difficult to cope with solid food. Most medical professionals, […]

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Baby Gates – Child Proof Your Home

When it comes to child-proofing your home, one of the first things you will consider is the baby safety gate.  Neglecting to add baby gates to your home can mean risking your baby’s safety when wandering around the home.  It only takes a second of distraction and your child could be in a dangerous situation.  […]

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Baby Food Allergies – Identification and Avoidance

Many parents find the risk of baby food allergies one of the most worrying aspects of introducing new foods to their baby. But there are simple steps you can take to minimize potential problems and make your child’s introduction to solid food a safe and happy one. Allergic reactions take place when your baby’s immune […]

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Babies and Bedtime Fussiness

If the baby is very young or a new born baby then it is accepted that he will get up many times at night. But in case of older babies, it is not accepted.  It is very frustrating for the mother if the baby goes to sleep after a great deal of effort and then […]

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Home Safety and Your Baby

When you first have a newborn baby, you are very protective of it. You are always afraid of something happening to it. Well when you are at home you should not be afraid of anything happening to it because you are there and it should be safe. Keeping your baby safe at home is very […]

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About Baby’s Separation Anxiety

How do I feel about my child’s separation anxiety? Honestly, it’s absolutely one of the most delightful feelings I really enjoy as a mom. I remember when my son was between 8-9 months old. Just like every mother, I couldn’t forget those moments. At that time, he often asked for more attention from me rather […]

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A New Baby Can Be Expensive

“A new baby brings a lot of joy and hope to a family. It also brings some uncertainty. You may be concerned that your home is too small, or that you need a larger car, among others. Whether you are expecting your first or your fifth child, chances are that you need baby gear! There […]

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A Guide For a Mother of a New Born Baby

Caring for your baby is certainly one of the most important things you need to consider once you became a new parent. There are many things you need to take into account in order to make sure that your baby gets all the attention. 1. Make sure that you feed your baby right. Deciding on […]

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5 Tips on Caring for Newborn Babies

Caring for your baby is the most important things you need to consider once you became a new parent. There are many things you need to take into account in order to make sure that your baby gets attention necessary. 1. Make sure that you feed your baby right. Deciding on whether you should breastfeed […]

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Developmental Milestones

Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

Click on the age of your child to see the milestones:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Developmental Milestones

Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

Click on the age of your child to see the milestones:

“Learn the signs. Act early.” materials are not a substitute for standardized, validated developmental screening tools.

 

Developmental Milestones

Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

Click on the age of your child to see the milestones:

“Learn the signs. Act early.” materials are not a substitute for standardized, validated developmental screening tools.

 

 

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