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Chicken Soup for the Soul (and Colds)

We are in the middle of cold and flu season, and parents across the country are preparing a steaming bowl of chicken soup for their kids. A warm, delicious bowl of chicken soup is a time-tested home remedy for mild colds and a great way to comfort […]

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Physical activity during the school day

There is a push to include more physical activity into the school day. A study found that physical activity is linked to better academic performance and classroom behavior. Physical movement activates the brain, which prepares children to pay attention and perform better in school. Another goal of […]

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Internet, TV, and Video Game Safety

The Internet, TV, and video games can be educational and fun, but a study from the National Institutes of Health showed that children’s screen habits develop early on; on average, children’s average daily screen time nearly tripled from 53 minutes to greater than 150 minutes between age […]

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Water Safety

Although school is now back in session, the weather is still warm and many families may still be planning trips to the pool, beach, or lake. Here are some tips to keep children safe while having fun. 1) Make sure the pool has 4-sided pool fencing The […]

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Using an Asthma Inhaler for Full Benefits

Whether your child uses a preventative or just a quick relief inhaler, it’s clear that inhalers can be a very helpful tool to prevent or treat breathing problems, like asthma attacks. However, it is important that an inhaler is used correctly or your child may not receive […]

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Benefits of Breakfast

Happy 2019! As we contemplate how we’d like to start our year, it may be good to begin with how we start our day! While mornings may be hectic, it is helpful to remember the health benefits of breakfast.  A statement from The American Heart Association highlights […]

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Best to Avoid Cold Medicine for Children

Cold season has arrived! We are all familiar with the discomforts of a cold, from runny noses to coughs that disturb our sleep. Although we may reach for an over-the-counter medicine in an effort to feel better, a recent article from the New York Times discusses studies […]

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Arts & Crafts – Part III

This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on the benefits of arts & crafts. For the final installment of this series, let’s talk about the social-emotional benefits: In addition to self-regulation, or how you child responds to and manages the feelings they have while creating, which […]

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Arts & Crafts – Part II

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on the benefits of arts & crafts. Let’s talk about the cognitive benefits: While exploring different colors, patterns, textures, and senses, your child’s brain is actively learning and linking experiences with thoughts and sensations. This helps your child’s brain […]

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Arts & Crafts – Part I

Arts & crafts are known to inspire both wild imaginations as well as wild messes. However, as your child gets elbow-deep in a mess of glue, cotton balls, finger paint, googly eyes, and construction paper cut outs, they are also learning and developing in essential ways! Learn […]

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