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Enjoy the Summer Sun Safely!

It has been really hot around here lately! Spending time in the sun can be a wonderful summer activity, but it is important to protect your family from harm that can come with too much time in the sun. Follow these tips from The American Academy of Pediatrics to help keep your family safe! Simple Rules to Protect your Family …

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ATV Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Summer is coming soon, and many are looking forward to all of the activities summer offers. Camping, swimming, hiking, and traveling can all be great ways to enjoy the warm weather with the people you love. ATV riding has become a popular hobby for people of all ages. Unfortunately, according to The AAP, children are involved in about 30% of …

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Keeping Calm in Chaos!

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Anger is often the beginning of any situation where verbal, physical, or emotional abuse occurs. It can be hard to stay calm and to help your children stay calm when chaos seems to be all around. Children of different ages express their anxiety or fear differently. Younger children are more likely to act out …

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Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness Month. Some signs of autism can be seen in babies as developmental differences in speech and language. Many with autism sit, crawl, and walk on time, so other less noticeable differences may go unnoticed. The American Academy of Pediatrics shares the following on how to recognize signs of autism. Keep in mind every child is different, …

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How to Treat and Control Eczema

Do your kids have dry, rough, itchy patches of skin? It could be eczema! The rash may appear red on lighter skin, or purple or grey on darker skin. With eczema, the skin barrier isn’t holding in water well, and as a result, the skin becomes dry, cracked, and is more likely to become infected. Flare-ups are common, and can …

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Are Your Children Stressed?

These days it seems like the stress on our kids is at an all-time high! Some kids are going to school, some are doing school at home. Some are able to do their activities, some are not. The uncertainty and changes can be really hard on kids and adults! Signs of stress and mental health issues are not the same …

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Nutrition Tips for Busy Families!

It seems like every night can be a busy night as parents juggle sports, dance class, homework, and other activities. Sometimes it can be hard to make sure your family is eating healthy when you are short on time. According to a report from the CDC, 1 in 3 American children and teens eat fast food daily! The American Academy …

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Safety Tips for Spring Sports

Spring is almost here! In many places, spring sports have already begun. All sports come with a risk of injury, but in most cases the benefits of playing sports outweigh the risks. Contact sports usually have a greater risk of a traumatic injury, but most injuries in young athletes are due to overuse. Sprains, strains, and stress fractures are the …

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Get Rid of Germs!

Germs are all around us, and parents everywhere are trying to make sure to keep their homes and children as healthy and germ-free as possible. What is the most important thing you can do to help prevent sickness and disease? According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, it’s WASHING YOUR HANDS! It is important to teach your kids from an …

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Fevers- Fact or Fiction?

This year, almost everyone has had their temperature taken significantly more than ever have before! Taking your temperature is a good way to determine if you have a fever. Almost all fevers are caused by a new infection, but not all fevers require treatment or indicate a serious problem. Most fevers with viral illnesses range between 101° and 104° F, …