Why Sleep is So Important for Your Child’s Immune System
May 2, 2019 · Posted in Parenting · Permalink · Comments Off on Why Sleep is So Important for Your Child’s Immune System

by Lisa Smalls

Photo by Minnie Zhou on Unsplash

A tired baby is a crabby baby and as your child grows this never changes. There are many reasons why children experience insomnia, and according to research up to 33% of children experience sleep problems of some kind. Stress to stimulants, sleep disorders, and the child’s bedroom environment such as temperature and light all affect your child’s sleep habits.

How Much Sleep Should My Child Get?

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End Summer Sluggishness at its Source
April 24, 2019 · Posted in Parenting · Permalink · Comments Off on End Summer Sluggishness at its Source

article courtesy of Devon Lawler at Thinking Caps Group. www.thinkingcapsgroup.com

It looks like summer is just a moment away, and parents and students are both itching for school year stresses to be over. But as students exchange their school books for popsicles and bathing suits, it’s important to maintain the academic skills they learned during the school year. Here are some fun, proactive tips for you to promote your child’s active… Read More

Essential Tips for Parenting with a Disability
January 7, 2019 · Posted in Parenting · Permalink · Comments Off on Essential Tips for Parenting with a Disability

by Ashley Taylor disabledparents.org

Photo Credit: Pexels

When you have a disability, your physical limitations don’t have to limit your ability to be the best parent your child could hope for. By making certain preparations and utilizing a little creative problem-solving, you can fully embrace the beauty of raising a child and enjoy the moments that come with it. Here are some tips for living up to your unlimited potential as a parent when… Read More

Are you worried about your relationship to alcohol?
October 24, 2018 · Posted in Parenting · Permalink · Comments Off on Are you worried about your relationship to alcohol?

by Daniel Factor at The Recovery Village

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com

If you are concerned that you or your spouse are using alcohol to deal with stress, numb anxiety or depression, you owe it to yourself and your child to seek help. Growing up in a home where alcohol is misused or abused will have a long-lasting negative effect on your child. But you have the power to get help so you can become the best… Read More

What are ACEs? And How Do They Relate To Toxic Stress?
October 12, 2018 · Posted in Parenting · Permalink · Comments Off on What are ACEs? And How Do They Relate To Toxic Stress?
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Getting Your Kids Involved in Philanthropy
July 15, 2018 · Posted in Parenting · Permalink · Comments Off on Getting Your Kids Involved in Philanthropy

by Jean Shafiroff

Now that we’re in the heart of summer – and school summer vacation – many parents are left wondering how their children can best spend all of this free time! While some opt for camps to fill the summer months, New York City-based philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give and mother of two grown… Read More

Stop Brain Drain Before it Starts
June 13, 2018 · Posted in Parenting · Permalink · Comments Off on Stop Brain Drain Before it Starts

by A.S. Braverman

The end of the school year is in sight and summer is right around the corner. Kids and parents alike are excited for the chance to slow down and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the school year, not to mention things like sleepaway camp, pool parties, and ice cream in the shade. But there’s a flip side to summer vacation—brain drain. Kids… Read More

Chew On This!
May 23, 2018 · Posted in Parenting · Permalink · Comments Off on Chew On This!

by Dr. Jacqueline Dikansky

It’s 7:55 AM and your child’s school bus is arriving in 5 minutes. You’ve just placed a nutritious and delicious lunch inside a lunchbox and are wondering what to pack for snack time. How about some cookies? An apple? Dried mango? As a pediatric dentist, I am here to provide advice to make snacking as ‘teeth-friendly’ as possible. After all, we want your little one’s smile… Read More

How to Become a Digital Savvy Parent
May 9, 2018 · Posted in Parenting · Permalink · Comments Off on How to Become a Digital Savvy Parent

infographic by Amy K. Williams

data gathered from www.teensafe.com… Read More

Start the School Year Right
September 11, 2017 · Posted in Parenting · Permalink · Comments Off on Start the School Year Right

Fall is just around the corner. There are lots of things to look forward to—the crunch of dry leaves, the comfort of your favorite sweater, pumpkin pie and apple cider, and, of course, the start of the new school year! As exciting as it is for kids and parents alike, this yearly transition can also be a big source of stress. It’s easy to let little things fall through the… Read More

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