Recent H1N1 Vaccine Recalls Are Nothing to Fear
Recent H1N1 Vaccine Recalls Are Nothing to Fear

In light of the two recent H1N1 vaccine recalls some parents might be concerned about safety. However, the FDA and the CDC have determined that children who received the vaccine are not in any danger. The vaccines were recalled because they had lost some of their potency, not because of safety concerns. Drug manufacturers MedImmune … Continue reading “Recent H1N1 Vaccine Recalls Are Nothing to Fear”

Healthy Snack Ideas
Healthy Snack Ideas

When kids get home from school, they usually head straight to the kitchen for a snack. With childhood obesity on the rise, it’s important to make it easy for kids to eat healthy snacks rather than stocking up on sugary foods. These late-afternoon snacks help kids recharge after a long day at school, which can … Continue reading “Healthy Snack Ideas”

Creating Good Sleep Habits
Creating Good Sleep Habits

Sleep is essential to the well being of everybody in a family, but anybody with a newborn can tell you that good sleep habits aren’t something we are born with. It is our job to teach our children how to go to sleep and stay asleep. The key to raising well-rested children is to remain … Continue reading “Creating Good Sleep Habits”

The 123’s of Cold and Flu Relief
The 123’s of Cold and Flu Relief

You are that mom who follows her kids around the playground with a bottle of hand sanitizer, but some how your child still managed to come down with a bug. What now? With new restrictions on using over-the-counter cold and flu medications on children many parents are at a loss on how to help their … Continue reading “The 123’s of Cold and Flu Relief”

Parents Aren’t the Only Ones Who Need to be Organized
Parents Aren’t the Only Ones Who Need to be Organized

January is the perfect time to get life in order, and the same idea applies to your children. Learning organizational skills will help your child develop a greater sense of independence and confidence. Organized children are more likely to complete homework more quickly, finish chores as expected, and have more time to play and relax. … Continue reading “Parents Aren’t the Only Ones Who Need to be Organized”

Money, Money, Money
Money, Money, Money

For many families money is a little tight right now. And while parents may have a clear understanding of why the family needs to cut back, explaining it to your children can be a little harder. Here are some tips that can make it a little easier. • Give your children brief and honest explanations. … Continue reading “Money, Money, Money”

Video Games for Homework?
Video Games for Homework?

High drop out rates have caused many educators to look for new ways to reach today’s wired generation. At the forefront of this movement is Quest to Learn (Q2L), a school based entirely on games-based learning. Instead of textbooks and lectures, students learn by engaging in computer-driven role-playing games and interactive quests. Video games are … Continue reading “Video Games for Homework?”

Lack of Evidence That Special Diets Help Autistic Children
Lack of Evidence That Special Diets Help Autistic Children

It is not uncommon for parents of autistic children to place their children on special diets to help manage behavioral problems. However, a new report published in the journal “Pediatrics” says that there is no evidence to support the idea that restrictive diets are helpful. At issue is whether or not children with autism suffer … Continue reading “Lack of Evidence That Special Diets Help Autistic Children”

Is Caffeine Good For Your Child?
Is Caffeine Good For Your Child?

Caffeine is everywhere. It is in everything from a cup of coffee to cold medicine to a can of soda. But is it good for our children? Caffeine is a drug that stimulates the central nervous system. At high levels it can cause jitteriness, nervousness, upset stomachs, headaches, difficulty concentrating and sleeping, and increased heart … Continue reading “Is Caffeine Good For Your Child?”

How to Raise Money Savvy Children
How to Raise Money Savvy Children

You send your children to school five days a week, but chances are they aren’t learning one of the most basic skills they will need to succeed in life — how to manage money. So how can you make sure that when your children embark on adulthood they know how to balance a budget, manage … Continue reading “How to Raise Money Savvy Children”

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