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The Benefits Of Animal Assisted Therapy For Children With Special Needs.

Children and animals are a winning combination. Pets can be great companions, often teaching children the real value of responsibility. For children with disabilities, this companionship can be something incredible. They might find it difficult to make friends with other children their own age and might find the problems of mobility a struggle, even if they have assistance from technology such as scooters. This can happen because of misconceptions that others have about their disability or even from the disabled child’s low self-esteem levels. Animals provide the opportunity for children of all ages to connect with another living being. This is something that can be very important to the development of any child. This blog post will take a closer look at a couple of the ways that assisted animal therapy can benefit children who have special needs. Read More »

Protect Your Kids From Sunburn!

From her precious button nose to his ten delicious toes, every inch of your child is worth protecting. With hot summer days quickly approaching, the need for sun safety is particularly important. Exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can not only cause skin cancer, the predominant type of cancer in the United States, but also can lead to damage to the eye's surface tissue, lens and cornea; an impaired immune system; and other skin complications including wrinkling, freckling, mottling, and jaundice. Read More »

Five Things Your Child Must Do Before Making A Big Family Move.

Moving to a new home is often an exciting event for a family as they prepare for new opportunities and experiences in their new community. However, in the midst of all the packing and preparations, it can quickly become stressful. This is especially true for children, as they often struggle with saying goodbye to their friends while also attempting to adjust to the new changes that are occurring in their life. The transition to a new home can be made easier by following a few simple ideas that will help children to express their feelings while also taking actions that will help them to feel more in control of their new situation. Read More »

Thumb Sucking And Tooth Development.

Thumb sucking is the bane of parents around the world. Ultrasound images of infants in the womb show some of them avidly thumb sucking even before they are born. Many children drop the habit naturally as they begin to engage with the world, but other children continue to suck their thumbs well into childhood. Unfortunately, this habit can cause deformity of the mouth tissue and problems with alignment of the teeth as they erupt. Orthodontics can help to improve many of these problems. Read More »

Top Gift Ideas For Girls Under 8.

As a parent it can be rather difficult to know exactly what a girl under age of 8 wants for a birthday present as well as there being other aspects to consider such as always buying the same type of present each year and getting stuck in a form of present buying rut. Well this article is here to help and guide you towards the ideal birthday gift for a girl under 8 years old. Read More »

Eight Creative Ways To Get Fruit Into Your Child’s Diet.

Getting your kids to eat what you want them to is oftentimes a challenge. “Healthy” doesn’t matter to them so much as “delicious.” Luckily, most children enjoy different types of fruit, because they’re mostly very sweet. Children ages 2-3 should eat one cup of fruit daily. Children ages 4-8 should eat one-and-a-half cups of fruit daily. Children ages 9-13 should eat two-and-a-half-cups of fruit daily. But what if your child doesn’t want to? Here are some easy, creative ways to get sneak fruit into their diet. Read More »

What is Lead Poisoning in Children – What You Need to Know!

Although safety regulations across the United States have cut down on the number of cases of lead poisoning that are reported each year, the potential for this deadly illness still exists. Unfortunately, many people still come into contact with lead on a regular basis, and some of these cases even involve children. Read More »

Is Your Child Suffering From Sleep Problems?

Sleep is essential for everybody especially children. Babies up to teenagers need at least 9 hours of sleep. A lack of sleep may cause behavior and mood problems, learning, concentration and memory problems and slow reaction times that can lead to accidents and injuries. How do you identify if your child is suffering from a sleep problem? Here are a few signs and symptoms: Read More »

5 Memorable Gifts For Your Child’s First Birthday.

So your little baby is turning one. Why has the past year gone so fast? On the other hand, you cannot imagine your life without your little bundle of joy. There have been many tired nights and tears over the past year but, on this, the special milestone of their first birthday, you want to make sure it is memorable occasion. Read More »

Baby Starts Teething: What to Expect; Symptoms and Remedies.

When a child first starts teething, it can cause a lot of excitement and confusion at home for first time parents. What’s a normal age for a child to begin teething? What can parents do to help a fussy child experiencing teething pain? What are some of the symptoms of teething? These are all normal questions that first time parents have about the teething process. To help you understand what your child goes through while teething, here are some answers to these and other common questions. Read More »

Excessive Bed Bug Bites on Children: Signs and Symptoms and Treatment

Bed bugs are causing quite a stir; they have made appearances at summer camps, hotel rooms, movie theaters, renowned retail stores, and other household and commercial buildings. According to the U.S Congressional Don't Let the Bed Bug Bite Act of 2009, bed bug populations have increased by about 500% in the past years. Due to this fact, a lot of people are growing more worried about the possibility of contracting this infestation in their own homes. Families, especially those with young children, have a reason to worry about these little suckers. These bugs, with the color and size of an apple seed, can invade single-family homes, apartments, dorms, and condominiums. They are little blood-suckers that will feed on the blood of their victim, and leave their victims with irritated, red welts. Read More »

5 Things Parents Should Teach Their Kids/Teens To Avoid Drug Abuse.

As parents, you are your children's number one resource when it comes to drug education. You are the number one thing standing in between them and drugs. As with anything else, if you don't provide them with the information and answers they need and want, they will find the answers elsewhere. And, as with most everything else, if they are finding the answers other places, they are likely to be incorrect or harmful answers. Their friends, and even the media, can portray drugs in an incorrect light. And this is not the viewpoint you want them developing about drugs and drug use. As a parent, you must educate your kids about drugs. But many parents shirk this important responsibility. They are either too uncomfortable, or too ignorant to put a priority on teaching their children about drugs. Instead, they set their children out in the world, unarmed to face this harmful truth: that drugs are out there, and they will be made available to them. Here are 5 things that some parents are failing to teach their children about drugs: Read More »

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