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Summer Food Safety Tips

Summer Food Safety Tips

Like cold and flu season, there seems to be a food-borne illness season – food-borne illnesses are at their peak during summer months. The warm temperatures of summer provide a perfect environment for bacteria to thrive making backyard cookouts an environment that encourages food contamination. Here are some tips on keeping your food safe this […]

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Your teen has just received his license

Tips for Keeping Your Teen Safe on the Road This Summer

Your teen has just received his license and the worrying begins. Summer is just around the corner and your teen will be spending more time on the road. Here are tips for keeping your teen safe on the road this summer: Set ground rules around using the car. Driving should be limited to daytime hours […]

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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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Suggestions for Making Picnics More Fun

Suggestions for Making Picnics More Fun

Summertime is for picnics in the park or on the beach. Forgetting to pack essential items can ruin your day. Here are some tips for a hassle free picnic. Be sure to pack everything you need to enjoy the day. Choose a picnic tote that is compact, to easily be taken on your next outdoor […]

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HOBBIES ARE HEALTHY

Hobbies are Healthy

Hobbies benefit children in many ways. It gives a child an opportunity to express themselves, and it allows them to discover themselves and build self-esteem. They are also great educational tools. A child interested in rock collecting learns about geology and science, and a child in writing stories learns about sentence structure and proper grammar. […]

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CHOOSING GOOD FRIENDS

Choosing good Friends

Friendship is an important part of your child’s healthy development.  Companionship helps children mature emotionally and morally and also teaches them social skills such as communication, problem solving and cooperation.  It is important to make sure that your child develops good friendships early on.  It’s easiest to help them make the best choices when they […]

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