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5 Tips for Adjusting Your Child’s Back-to-School Sleep Routine

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Over the summer, it isn’t unusual for your family’s sleeping schedules to change—and, if that’s the case for your children, it’s important to return them to a back-to-school sleep schedule as smoothly as possible. That’s because getting enough quality sleep is one of the best possible ways to improve performance in school. 

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4 Easy School Lunches

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

When fall arrives, it’s the season to start putting together healthy school lunches to pack into your child’s lunchbox each morning—and this blog post shares four ideas to consider. 

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Is My Child Keeping Up in School? 4 Ways to Find Out

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 05, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

You want your child to succeed in school but sometimes worry that he or she is struggling, perhaps even with a learning disability. Your concerns may be unfounded, of course, and to help, we’re sharing four tips to help you find out how well your child is keeping up in school. 

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4 Cheap and Easy Breakfasts for Back-to-School

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

If you’re looking to start the day with healthy breakfasts that are quick, easy and family-friendly, you can find 21 different recipes in just one collated article at Buzzfeed.com. We’ll share two of them here, including this fun twist on scrambled eggs, shared by MrBreakfast.com

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Back-to-School Bus Safety: 4 Tips

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

From the moment your child arrives at the bus stop, early in the morning, until he or she is off the school bus and inside the building, there are important safety tips for your school-age child to follow. We’ll provide four of them here. 

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3 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

The importance of having a quality parent-child relationship as your son or daughter grows is hugely significant. You, as the parent, serve as your child’s role model, as he or she watches how you interact with people around you, and often repeats your behaviors. A healthy parent-child relationship is crucial to allow your child to grow and develop optimally. Experts point out that healthy relationships even help regulate brain chemicals and function, “which also has a direct impact on child development.” 

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Adjust to Preschool

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 08:20 AM

When your child starts preschool, it’s normal for both of you to be excited. It’s also normal for each of you to experience symptoms of separation anxiety, perhaps at the same time you’re feeling that excitement. That’s because, when it’s time for your child to start preschool, it can be a big change. Fortunately, though, there are plenty of things you can do to help him or her adjust. 

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Do Preschoolers Still Need Naps?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 01, 2018 @ 08:20 AM

Some preschool programs are starting to eliminate naps. That’s because they want to prepare the children for kindergarten, where daytime naps no longer take place. But, what about when your child isn’t in school? How can you tell if he or she still needs to take a nap? 

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Outdoor Safety Tips for Kids

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 08:20 AM

Summertime can and should be a fun time for your child, with numerous outdoor activities to enjoy. To help keep children safe while they play outside, we’re offering these outdoor safety tips.

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Food Safety for Preschoolers

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 08:20 AM

Because preschoolers’ immune systems are still in development, they are more prone to food poisoning, and it’s also more difficult for young children to recover from food-borne illnesses. Preschoolers are more likely to choke, as well, especially on certain foods. So it’s important that food safety guidelines are carefully followed for their protection. Here is what you should know about food safety for preschoolers.

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