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Kids and Cords Don't Mix

Did you know that nearly one child a month dies after becoming entangled in a window-covering cord? Considered one of the top hidden dangers in the home, accessible window covering cords pose a deadly strangulation hazard to young children nationwide.

Children Have Stress Too

In this busy world of ours, there is always something to do and always something to prove. As adults, we sometimes don't take into consideration the stress that our young children may be experiencing. Sure, childhood is a time in life when you should be carefree and have no worries, but you were a child once and you know that is not the case.

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury — or TBI — caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head or hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging the brain cells.

What to Do When Your Child Is Bullied

As parents in today's ever-changing world, we have many concerns for our children. One of these is bullying. Fortunately, by being aware of the warning signs, we can intervene to help our children. This is important because most children will not report bullying. This is due to fears of retaliation and not wanting to be seen as a "tattletale." As a parent you have a key role in preventing and reporting bullying. You can teach your child nonviolent ways of dealing with bullies.

Back-to-School Basics

Back-to-school time can be hectic for both parents and kids. Here are some tips to help ensure this school year gets off to a great start!

What to Tell Kids About Disturbing News Stories

News gleaned from TV, social media or news sites can be a positive educational experience for kids. But when the images are violent or the stories touch on disturbing topics, problems can arise. Here's how to help kids put frightening information into a reasonable context.

Protect Your Kids from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Just as you teach your children to wear sunscreen, use a seat belt and wear a bicycle helmet, teach them to wear hearing protectors to limit noise exposure. Here are a few tips.

Coping with Family Changes During the Holidays

For most people, spending time with family is their favorite part of the holidays -- and also the most stressful part of the holidays. One thing we can count on in our families is change. Many of these changes, whether they are joyful or sorrowful, can add additional challenges to the holiday season. Here are a few ideas for coping with family changes during the holidays.

Protecting Your Kids from the Sun

Just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life. Kids don’t have to be at the pool, beach or on vacation to get too much sun. Their skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever they’re outdoors.


Tips for Hoverboard Safety
Self-balancing scooters - hoverboards - are steadily increasing in popularity among the tween and teen set, but many question their safety and rumors of fires and explosions abound.
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