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Protect Your Children With Eco Friendly Mattresses, Paint and Furniture.

There is so much to take into account when trying to limit the amount of chemicals and artificial materials your children are exposed to. The bedroom is the obvious place to start as children spend an awful lot of time there, split between sleep and play. You probably don't need to be told the importance of a good night's sleep for your child. A green bedroom can help your child to sleep peacefully, which in turn will provide you with that ever elusive uninterrupted night's sleep. The main components of a child's bedroom are the furniture, mattress, bedding, decorations and toys. Below, we have compiled a list of the top 5 reasons and methods to go green with each of these aspects. You don't always have control of what your child is exposed to, especially if they are of nursery/school age, so it's important to ensure they have a comfortable, healthy environment to return home to. Read More »

5 Tips for Choosing the Safest Childcare.

The most important task that any parent has is safeguarding their children. While many parents would prefer that someone in their family provide substitute care for them whenever needed, the reality is that few parents ever have that option. Even still, there are always times when an outside care giver may be necessary to watch over children. Unfortunately, there has been a rise in neglect and abuse injuries sustained by children with certain child care providers. In North Carolina, for instance, there has been an increase of around 26 percent or reported cases in recent years. Below is some information on how to choose the safest child care services and detect possible negligence. Read More »

Health Benefits And The Importance Of A Good Nights Rest For Your Child And How To Ensure That Your Child Sleeps Well.

Kids and sleep go together like…pickles and ice cream? Almost all parents have to deal with children who won’t – or can’t – sleep. Sleep is incredibly important to a child’s development and health. Kindergarteners need 10 to 12.5 hours sleep, while elementary 9.5 to 11.5 hours. Younger children need even more. Here are five benefits of a good night’s sleep for children. Growing strong – A good night’s rest doesn’t’ just help your child feel good the next day; it can also make them grow physically and mentally. Children grow thanks to a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. This human growth hormone is affected by many things, including stress, nutrition and most importantly, sleeps. Read More »

Drastic Increase In Mental Health Issues Facing Children.

Is there something in the water? Seriously. What’s going on? Over the last decade, there’s been a drastic increase in mental health issues facing children. Autism and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) have risen 16% since 2003. Mental Health America says that 1 in 5 kids has a diagnosable mental health problem, but only 1 in 3 gets any help and attention for it. Read More »

How To Reconnect With A Childhood Friend.

Do you ever think about the days when you were growing up and the only thing you had to worry about was just being a kid and having fun? You finished your homework and then bolted out the door to go play outside with your neighborhood friends. These memories often leave us wondering about our childhood friends and what they’re up to these days. Read More »

The Saddest Day – Helping A Child To Deal With Grief.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is a traumatic event that can easily overshadow everything else in our lives. It can be incredibly draining, emotionally and physically, but it is something that we all need to face at some point. Children are also affected when losing a loved one, but they need even more care when it comes to getting through this very sad period. If the child is mature enough to have formed a relationship with the deceased, then they are old enough to feel the same waves of grief as all of us who have been there. This article looks at some ways to help children come to terms with the passing of a loved one. Read More »

How To Keep Your Kid’s Teeth From Turning Green.

Green is a wonderful color, and with St. Patrick’s Day and Easter spring coming soon to round out the holiday season, it’s only going to get more fashionable. The only problem with St. Patrick’s Day is that this is just about the time when your kids are polishing off the last of their Halloween and Christmas candy in preparation for their Easter haul. Now, you might think that the only way you’re going to have a problem with green teeth is if you’re irresponsible enough as a parent to give them that holiday themed beer you’ve heard so much about, but you’d be shocked at what a number all this holiday sugar indulgence has been doing on your tiny charge’s teeth. Read More »

Pediatric Dentistry – The Good And The Bad.

Pediatric Dentistry - The Good And The Bad

You want to become a dentist. You like working with kids. Why not become a pediatric dentist? A pediatric dentist works with patients 0 – 21 years of age. They’re like the pediatricians of the dental world. They specialize in the unique circumstances problems surrounding the teeth of children. They even go to school for an additional 2 years after dental school to learn all about kids and their teeth. Let’s take a look at both the good and the bad aspects of this unique field of study. Read More »

Helping Children Understand And Learn From Technology.

Technology, and the ability to use it effectively, has become an essential part of daily life. Parents who recognize this fact are acting to teach their children how to use technology and to integrate it into other learning activities. Skill and comfort with modern technology can certainly put young students a step ahead of their age group. However, a number of questions present themselves. Children should get an early start with technology, but how young is too young? What technologies are effective teaching tools, yet safe for children to use? How should technology be balanced with other activities? Sorting out these questions depends on your particular family or classroom, but this article will help you think through the issues while providing examples of technology-based education. Read More »

Protecting Your Children: How Private Investigation Could Help Keep Your Family Safe.

Childcare Even when you cannot care for your children for whatever reason, we understand that you still want to make sure that they are in the best hands. Using methods such as surveillance and background checking, private investigation could ensure that only the people you respect and trust are caring for your loved ones. For example, private investigation could tell you all the information that you need to know about the nursery establishment you want your child to attend or monitor the way that your child interacts with an individual you may be thinking of hiring when the think no one is watching. Read More »

It’s Time To Wake Up And Start Living Your Dreams.

Do you ever find yourself daydreaming, only to stop and realize that you don't believe your fantasy could ever possibly happen? Do you assume that you're far too average to ever become something extraordinary? If so, you're one of the many people walking around on the planet who doesn't fully believe in themselves. Determine Your Limiting Thoughts Read More »

How Volunteering As A Family Can Benefit Children And Society.

Have you always thought of volunteering as something for the individual? Well think again. Family volunteering has long been recognized as a worthwhile pass time in the USA. It has even featured in shows such as World’s Strictest Parents – where errant teens are taken to work in thrift stores and homeless centres – the ultimate goal being that by helping those less fortunate they will value their own families more. Read More »

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