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Cold and Flu Season Survival Guide

Cold and flu season usually reaches its peak in February, and March is a high-risk month as well. Here is a handy guide to help you fight back! Regular Hand Washing Did you know that the influenza virus can survive on many surfaces for up to 48 hours? This is why hand washing is your first and best defense. Doctors wash their hands on

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Cold Weather Activities

Winter’s chilly arrival often serves us with a reminder of just how essential outdoor playtime is to growing children. We’re all familiar with the tell-tale signs of children in need of an outlet! But with minimal prep, you can easily create an indoor adventure that is sure to satisfy your child’s creative needs. If you could use some fresh ideas, one or more of

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Misbehavior is a good thing!

Well, shocking as it may seem, we parents should actually be thankful for a little misbehavior from our children. Why? Because children are acquiring crucial skills and increasing their social awareness when they misbehave. Misbehavior serves these seven essential functions: The other beautiful thing about misbehavior is that children get to express developmentally-appropriate behavior in the safety of their homes, so that when they

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Separation

“Don’t take your love away from me Don’t you leave my heart in misery If you go then I’ll be blue Cause breaking up is hard to do…” Anyone old enough to remember this Neil Sedaka song? Hmmmm? Maybe not! Well, separation between parent and child can feel similar: stressful, painful and full of despair – just like that high school break-up. Separation is

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Patterns

Back to school season can be an exciting – and challenging – time for both parents and children. Mornings now require structure and separation, which can be hard at the end of a long, lazy summer. So read on for insights about handling both! Patterns The human brain is pattern-seeking, and guess what? We’ve just broken your child’s summer pattern! As you help your

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