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Could My Child Have Asthma?

Could My Child Have Asthma?

Did you know that nearly 7 million children have been diagnosed with asthma? Asthma can be hard to diagnose in children, because what is considered the definitive test—spirometry—cannot usually be properly performed on children until they are about 5 or 6 years old. Here are some symptoms and risk factors for you to be aware […]

Reading To Stay Smart During Summer Vacation

Reading To Stay Smart During Summer Vacation

School’s Out! There are few things a child says with more excitement. The summer vacation break can be a great time, full of fun and relaxation. It is also, unfortunately, a time when most children can lose between one and three months worth of knowledge. It is common for the first six weeks of any […]

Helping Your Child Develop A Happy Outlook On Life

Helping Your Child Develop A Happy Outlook On Life

Every parent wants their child to be happy, and not just in the ephemeral “I just got a new toy!” way, but in a way that becomes a part of the child’s way of interacting with the world. Here are some ways to help your child do just those. [positive parenting tips] First, consider your […]

Great Toddler Activities For Happy, Healthy Children

Great Toddler Activities For Happy, Healthy Children

Toddlers are wonderfully active, loving, inquisitive, delightful bundles of joy; and that is just before lunch! By organizing suitable toddler activities for your child, you can help him develop a variety of important skills at this time. This age between 12 months and 2 ½ years is when individual personalities start to show and the […]

Recognizing Depression In Children

Recognizing Depression In Children

Our mental image of children is one of happiness–children playing, children laughing. We do not readily think of children as being depressed. Depression does affect children, however, and it can be hard to diagnose. Here are some signs of depression in children: Frequent crying and sadness A feeling of hopelessness or despair Loss of interest […]

Playground Safety Tips For You And Your Child

Playground Safety Tips For You And Your Child

Playgrounds are an important place for children. They give an opportunity for play, socialization and learning, but they are also a potential danger to them. Playground safety is the responsibility, firstly, of the supervising parent, but also of the owners of the playground and the general population of the area it is in. Over 200,000 […]

Don't Make Me Count To 3

Don’t Make Me Count To 3

Have you ever threatened your child with some dire consequence if you had to count to 3? You probably have, since most parents have. Believe it or not, when done properly, counting can be an effective tool in the discipline arsenal. But there are some things you must keep in mind. First, never count except […]

Games For Preschoolers That Help Them Learn While They Play

Games For Preschoolers That Help Them Learn While They Play

The Preschooler is generally a child who is aged between three and five and is due to go to school in one or two year’s time. As a toddler, your child will have developed many basic skills that games for preschoolers will build on. These two preschool years see the start of social skills developing, […]

Keeping Your Children Safe While Grilling Outdoors

Keeping Your Children Safe While Grilling Outdoors

Everybody loves those lazy summer afternoons when you can cook food on the grill and enjoy the great outdoors. But barbeque grills can be dangerous when used improperly. Here are some things you need to know to keep your children safe when you are cooking outdoors. Does the type of grill you own make a […]

Tips To Help Parents Deal With Fighting Kids

Tips To Help Parents Deal With Fighting Kids

Children of all ages will have disagreements that can quickly escalate into a fighting kids situation. No matter how many toys there are, they always seem to want the same one and strong-willed children will try to control games and activities. Here are some useful strategies that can help fighting kids learn from the experience, […]