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Family Hiking 101

  You don’t have to trek hours into the woods lugging a backpack and camping supplies to reap the benefits of hiking. Hiking and walking are essentially the same thing. Although briskly walking around your neighborhood for thirty to sixty minutes, three to five times a week, is good for your heart, taking in some […]

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Are Your Teens Bored? Keep Them Organized This Summer

Have you ever heard your teen remark that they are bored? It can be like a broken record by summer’s end. Here are some ideas to keep your temperamental teens busy all summer long. Are teenagers prone to boredom? The attention span of an adolescent is notoriously short. They need constant stimulation to stay interested. […]

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Keeping Teens Out of Trouble Over Summer Break

If you have a teen or teens and summertime is just around the corner, you are probably feeling a bit anxious about what they will do with their time. During the school year, you have much of the day accounted for as your child is in school. In contrast, during the summer, a teen with […]

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No Cost, Fun Summer Activities

No Cost, Fun Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Although you may not be able to afford a summer vacation this year, there are many low-cost, fun summer activities for the whole family. Here are a few ideas. Pick a tree in your back yard, lay down a blanket and have a picnic! Make some lemonade, and dive into this summer’s must read list. Bond with your family by […]

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Food Allergies and Summer Camp-

Food Allergies and Summer Camp: What to Consider

Summer is about having fun and taking a break from school. For parents, it can mean finding a way to entertain their kids; sending them to camp is a popular option. Whether your child chooses a day camp or an overnight camp, if they suffer from food allergies parents have a valid concern about the safety of the camp. […]

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A Family Vacation Might Be Just What Everyone Needs

No one can say this winter hasn’t been the worst on record. You’ve been indoors so long you need a change of scenery. Taking a family vacation not only rejuvenates, but allows the family to breathe, take in sites, engage in activities you’ve never been part of before, and meet people from another city or […]

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Teens Cutting and Other Self Injurious Behavior in Children and Adolescents

Most parents believe that the transition from child to pre-teen to adolescent is fraught with behavioral and emotional challenges due to a variety of causes – hormones, peer influences, and rebelliousness to name a few. However, the vast majority of children transition through adolescence relatively unscathed and go on to live happy and productive lives. The […]

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Fun Summer Ideas for Kids: Reading

  As kids look forward to the last day of school, teachers remind their students to read at least 25 books over the summer. While this certainly seems like a daunting challenge, there are ways reading can be included in summertime fun. Kids spend more hours at school than working adults spend at work, so […]

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