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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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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

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 it’s […]

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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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