Parenting

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Managing Childhood Obesity: Strategies for Parents

Childhood obesity is a growing concern, with over 340 million children aged 5-19 being overweight¹. Not only does childhood obesity affect physical health, it also poses risks to emotional well-being and even academic performance. Addressing the issue early is crucial, and parents play a pivotal role in guiding their children towards healthier lifestyles. Here are

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Life After Grad: Tips on Teaching Financial Literacy to Teenagers

It’s a big moment when your teen finally accepts that high school diploma and starts forward on their own path as an adult. Their next steps could branch off in multiple ways—they might choose to pursue higher education in university, they could hone their skills and specialize in a trade, or they may even decide

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Your Child’s First Dental Visit – What to Expect

Regular dental checkups are an essential part of maintaining your child’s oral health. That’s why it’s recommended that parents schedule their child’s first dental visit after the eruption of their first tooth, or by one year of age, whichever comes first. But, these early visits are generally just quick checkups to ensure your infant’s teeth

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Tips To Avoid Distracted Driving as a Parent

As a parent, ensuring the safety of your family is a top priority, especially when it comes to driving. Distracted driving has become a prevalent issue in today’s society, with smartphones, navigation systems, and other technological distractions vying for our attention on the road. Unfortunately, that’s also lead to an alarming number of fatalities from

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How Pregnancy Pillows Affect the Sleep Patterns of Partners

When you’re expecting, finding a comfortable sleeping position becomes a nightly challenge, and pregnancy pillows are often introduced as a solution. These specially-designed pillows can provide essential support for the growing belly, helping to reduce pain and discomfort during side sleeping. However, while the expectant mother may experience benefits, the introduction of a pregnancy pillow

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How to Create a Positive Environment for Kids With Limited Mobility

According to UNICEF, there are nearly 240 million children with disabilities, and many of them deal with limited mobility. This can be tough not just for the children, but for their parents and caregivers as well. While children with limited mobility may be able to enjoy varying degrees of independence, support from their loved ones

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Introduction to Montessori Shelves

Montessori shelves filled with hands-on materials are the foundation of Montessori learning environments. These open-faced bookcases give children free access to engaging, meticulously-designed activities that promote concentration, coordination, and independence. If you’d like to introduce these shelves into your child’s space, follow this guide on effectively using Montessori shelves to support your child’s natural development.

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Shopping Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Holiday Gifts for Kids

The holiday season is a wonderful time, especially for youngsters who eagerly anticipate receiving gifts from Santa Claus and their family. Choosing the perfect gift can be a lot of fun, but there’s also the potential of choosing a gift that brings frustration instead of festivity. When you head out to the store, remember these

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Creating Fun Outdoor Spaces: A Guide to Choosing Outdoor Play Equipment

When it comes to shopping for products for children, a parent’s focus is usually on two main attributes: quality and affordability. But when you’re shopping for outdoor play equipment, there can be other important factors to consider as well, whether you’re shopping for a sturdy wooden doll house or a simple sandbox. Before you start

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Navigating Maternity Leave: A USA Dilemma and a Glimpse Abroad

Maternity leave is a critical period that allows new mothers to recover from childbirth and bond with their newborns. However, navigating the maternity leave landscape in the U.S. can be a daunting task due to its complexities and inconsistencies. Read on to learn about variances in maternity leave entitlements in the U.S., explore alternative options

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Child Support and Custody: Understanding the Relationship Between the Two

Although child custody and child support are separate matters, when a couple goes through a divorce, they are often linked. One of the most contested elements of any divorce tends to be issues involving children. Even after legal agreements of child support and child custody are finalized through courts, circumstances can change, requiring these agreements

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Benefits Of Parental Involvement In Education

It goes without saying that, as a parent, you are your kid’s first and most significant educator. Kids perform more effectively, and are more optimistic about going to school, when their families and parents participate in their school experience. In fact, numerous studies indicate that a child’s academic achievement is more influenced by the overall

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Signs of an Allergic Reaction to HIPP Infant Formula

Are you considering switching to HIPP formula, but concerned about possible effects to your baby’s health? Due to their sensitive digestive systems, newborns can experience many different types of allergies and intolerances, so knowing the symptoms of an intolerance is important. Read on to learn about common allergy and intolerance symptoms babies may develop that

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5 Fun Outdoor Activities to Reduce Kids’ Screen Time 

Children’s screen time has been skyrocketing for years. And while technology has its advantages, this increase has resulted in a concerning decrease in kids’ physical activity and outdoor play. Now that summer is just around the corner, it’s time to change things up, get outside, enjoy some fresh air, and try some fun outdoor activities

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3 Tips for Choosing a Musical Instrument for Your Child

Introducing a child to new interests and hobbies can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience, and the world of music is no exception. As well as stimulating a child’s young mind and imagination, learning a musical instrument can also enhance your child’s emotional health and improve their focus and discipline. If you would like to

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Pregnancy Sleeping Tips To Improve Sleep During Pregnancy

For new parents, sleep deprivation is an unavoidable reality. But sometimes, sleep issues can begin before a baby is even is born. Hormonal shifts, changes in bodily systems, and stress can all have a distinct impact on sleep throughout pregnancy. According to research, a majority of pregnant women wake up more often at night, with

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How To Choose the Right Autism Therapy Services for Children

Parents with autistic children often face difficulty finding effective autism therapy services. A child with autism may present a unique set of behaviors and challenges that require a specialized approach. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, there are some things that parents can do to increase the chances of finding successful autism therapy for their

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3 Potential Ways To Collect Back Pay On Child Support

When one caregiver fails to pay court-ordered child support, it can cause financial stress for the other parent and affect the child’s way of life. When acquiring past-due child support, parents have a legal right to seek assistance from police departments or other public officials. Although a state or provincial agency almost always manages child

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Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

Abuse and neglect of our kids is one of the most painful issues facing our society. Our most valuable prospective asset and most defenseless set of individuals, children, deserve to be protected. They are deserving of our continual and unwavering efforts. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the epidemic has increased the prevalence of

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Early Signs of Autism and Tips for Supporting Autistic Children

Autism, also referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a complex developmental disability that impairs a person’s communication, behavioral and social skills. It is a lifelong disability that manifests itself during early childhood. DC statistics on Autism indicate that about 1 in every 44 8-year old children has autism in the US. It can

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