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Sun Safety: Protect Your Child From the Sun

The sun is more dangerous than it was 20 years ago. Thats why its important to protect your child from the sun. How Can I Prevent Sunburn? Dress for the sun! Have your children wear broad-brimmed hats and loose-fitting clothing that covers their...

Motor skills development

It takes a while for a baby's small and large muscles to develop.

Street Safety

Young children often don't know the direction sounds such as car horns are coming from. They also have trouble judging how fast an approaching car may be going. Teach your child to follow these street safety rules: Stop. ...

Speech & Language Development

Children Use Many Ways To Communicate Babies use gestures and facial expressions, words, tone of voice and other vocal sounds such as crying and babbling to communicate. This is the beginning of learning language. Most children learn language very quickly. Your newborns cries are reflexes but your baby will soon begin...

Why boys don’t read

A lot of very smart boys don't like to read and many consider it 'girlie'. Others won't slow down long enough to open a book or may have lost confidence. Given the choice, most would rather tuck into a plate of organic tofu than read Charlotte's Web. But the...

Your Child’s Sexuality: Development & Communication

Sexuality is much more than sex. It includes our sense of who we are and how we feel about ourselves as sexual beings. Our children start the lifelong process of learning about their sexuality as soon as they are born. The loving touches you give your baby teach that the...

Let’s Play

I am a passionate proponent of unstructured free play for kids. I know how to play with my kids and how to get them connected with neighborhood kids. Hell, I even wrote a book about it. And yet, admittedly, last fall, structure sort of crept up on us. One...

When Your Child Seems Out Of Control: School-Age

As all parents know, children go through stages. In fact, sometimes they seem to just get out of one before they are into another. This is particularly true of the time between birth and 5 years, when the pace of growth is extraordinary - a pace never to be...

What Happened To Little Girls

The mother, doing her nine-year-old daughter"s laundry, picks a tiny pink and black object out of the clothes basket. Is it a hair band? Good lord, it"s a thong. There"s just enough cloth for the words "eye candy" to be written on it. For whose eyes? Then, as the mom...

Cyberbullying: What can we do about it?

The cyberbully can prey on anyone within reach of a computer or cell phone.

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