Tips for Parents

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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Launching your Child into Adulthood

Launching your Child into Adulthood       As we watch our teenagers grow into adults, we must ask ourselves if we have equipped them with the skills they need to be successful in this world. Basic life skills are very important but can be overlooked in a teenager’s education. Our education system largely depends on parents to teach critical life skills. As a child’s independent life approaches,

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Explaining Pride to Kids

Explaining Pride to Kids       June is Pride Month! It is important to start conversations with your children surrounding LGBTQ+ rights early and often. It is also important to remember that these conversations should not be limited to the month of June, it’s important to keep them going year-round.         “Pride Month is both a joyful celebration and

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Problem Gambling and Child Abuse and Neglect

Problem Gambling and Child Abuse and Neglect          Some may be surprised to know that there is a relationship between excessive gambling and caregivers capacity to nurture and care for their kids. Since 2012, 32 have been children left unattended on Casino properties in Maryland alone. When parents or caregivers have addictive or problematic behaviors, children are often the easiest targets to let

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