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How to Prevent a Variety of Burn Injuries
Hey guys, today we are going to talk about burns—one of the most devastating types of preventable injuries in kids. Burn injuries not only cause immediate pain, but can lead to prolonged periods of rehabilitation, multiple surgeries including skin grafts, months of physical therapy and can lead to a lifetime of physical and mental trauma. […]
What Do Your Teens Want?
Should You Read Your Child’s Texts? Parents of teens often acknowledge they’re navigating uncharted territory and are open to advice from those who’ve gone before. Teens are going through tremendous emotional, physical and social changes while their parents may also be facing a series of firsts: aging, end of reproductive cycles, and mid-life crisis issues. […]
Teaching Children the Value of Work
What are your views on teaching children good work habits? Many of our friends don’t require their kids to help out or work around the house, but we both strongly feel that instilling a strong work ethic early in life is one of the best things you can do as a parent for your children. […]
Should You Read Your Child’s Texts?
You’re sitting there minding your own business when a nearby phone buzzes. U up?, it says, beckoning you closer. Only, it’s not your phone—it’s your kid’s. Do you pick it up? Do you “accidentally” swipe the screen for a closer look? If you’ve made up your mind—yes, you read your kid’s texts, or no, you […]
5 Halloween Traditions to Start with Your Kids
Halloween means costumes, pumpkin carving, and trick-or-treating. Traditions create lasting memories and something to look forward to each year. Halloween is a perfect time to start some new traditions with your kids. Try some of these ideas. Ready Set Decorate Before you can go trick-or-treating, everyone will need a costume. Have some fun and create […]
12 Creative Consequences for Kids
Before becoming a parent, the idea of disciplining children seemed fairly straightforward. It follows logic that if you set limits, use consistency, and respond firmly, but lovingly, children will learn to correct their behavior. As I became a more experienced mother, I quickly learned that traditional methods of discipline, such as time outs, do not […]
It Takes a Village
I am often sitting across from a child who has made some bad choices. In one specific situation, a boy complained, “My parents won’t let me go on a camping trip with my friends and a few of their dads because they are afraid I will do something stupid without them.” Due to the onset […]
The Call to Care: Is it Your Time to Consider Foster Care or Adoption?
Imagine with me for a moment that you wake up tomorrow morning, coffee cup in hand, you open your front door to let that early morning sun stream into your sleepy, still, quiet home and there – sitting before you on the porch – is a child. Alone. Dirty. Crying. Broken. In need of care. […]
Student Spotlights September ’21
Stay Hydrated in the Final Heat of Summer
Well, we are definitely in the dog days of summer and early fall! School is back in session and I certainly hope we can all be smart about our choices so that the schools can stay open and the kids can enjoy all the school activities coming up. But one thing I want to talk […]