We are extremely saddened by the news of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and we know families might be struggling with how to deal with this. Over the last two years, we have spoken many times about talking to your children about current events, scary news headlines and stressful situations at home, school or in communities. …

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Identifying and Dealing with Anxiety and Depression in Children

Living through a pandemic the last two years has been hard, and could spark anxiety or depression in our children. Here are some tips for identifying new symptoms of anxiety or depression as well as helping your children cope. If you have additional questions, please call our 24/7 Parenting HelpLine at 1-800-243-7337. Identifying new anxiety …

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Graduation Field Trip for Healthy Families Graduates

Fall brings a lot of changes: leave changes, temperature changes, and daylight savings time to just name a few. Taking the little ones outside to enjoy the changing weather is great for their physical, mental, and emotional development. Outside play can include a variety of activities that everyone can enjoy. Playing games such as ‘I …

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Family Walk in Nature

Family Walks in Nature

The world today is filled with distractions. From necessary household chores to TV’s, computers and cell phones, parents’ attention is pulled in many directions which can interfere with focusing on young children and building bonds. As the summer draws to end and autumn approaches, why not leave all distractions behind and spend some quality outdoor …

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Keeping Kids Hydrated

Keeping Kids Hydrated       A study from Harvard recently found that 50% of all children in the US are dehydrated. It is important that children drink enough water throughout the day all year, but especially in these hot, summer months! Water needs to be part of your family’s day-to-day life. Some common side effects of dehydration include headaches, poor …

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