How To Teach Your Tween To Love Their Body!

As our children grown into tweens, they become more aware of their bodies, and so do others. Body shaming is an awful side effect of the tween years. By definition, body shaming is “the action or practice of humiliating someone by making mocking or critical comments about their body shape or size.” This can take

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How to Teach Your Kiddos Healthy Habits at Home

As parents, we are responsible for our children’s healthy growth and development. We know a main way that children learn is from modeling their parents. So, in what way can parents pass the healthy habits onto their children? The secret is to START YOUNG. Modeling healthy habits from a young age helps children from developing

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Can Playing a Musical Instrument Benefit Your Kiddos?

Parents who are considering a first activity for their children should strongly think about starting with a musical instrument. Not only is it fun to make music, but science has shown that even small amounts of music education could produce major benefits to a child’s development. A 2014 study from the University of Vermont followed

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How Can Social Anxiety Hinder Our Children?

Around the stage of prepubescence and teenage years, some children can also experience various social and mental health conditions. Social anxiety disorder is one such condition and is described as an intense fear of social situations that may cause a child to be analyzed by others. Children suffering from social anxiety disorder feel intense anxiety

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How to Deal with Bullying at School

One in four children have experienced bullying at school and more than 70% of young people report that they have witnessed bullying firsthand. We have all seen the reports of suicides linked to both bullying in schools and the cyberbullying that follows at home. In 2013, a 12-year-old Lakeland girl killed herself after she was

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Spooky Halloween Crafts

Fall means it is time for family traditions, one of which can be creating fun crafts with your little ones. Included here are some fun and easy Halloween crafts that can be tailored to any age and level of parental involvement. Crafting is your chance to have fun and be creative with your little ones,

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Good Oral Health Starts Early!

Brushing your teeth is an everyday task and comes naturally (to most). As parents, we know how hard we struggle to make sure that our children have done their part in cleaning their teeth. It may seem like some sort of phase that our child is going through, but as you start looking at the

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Move Out, Measles!

The United States is experiencing a measles outbreak and has broken the record number of measles cases since the vaccination since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000. The number of cases of measles is already the highest it’s been since 1994, with 22 states, including Florida, reporting cases. The primary hub of these cases

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Beware: How Lead Poisoning Can Sicken Our Children

Approximately 15 percent of Florida’s children have too much lead in their body, and lead poisoning can result in long-term issues with bone growth, poor muscle coordination, damage to the nervous system, developmental delays and behavior issues, among other symptoms. One of the main sources of lead is paint produced before 1978 which can be

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Ready, Set, Swip Swap!

In the past, the only ways people could sell and buy used items for less were through yard sales, classified ads and via word of mouth. Since technology has advanced, sites like Craigslist have provided more localized commerce to the consumer. But safety issues with Craigslist, like misleading ads and pornography have forced people to

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Celebrating Your Holiday Baby

Birthdays are milestone celebrations for parents and eventually become very special for children as well. As opposed to holidays like Christmas and Easter, birthdays are a child’s one very special day. For children born in spring or early fall, birthdays are singled out and parties at a local skating rink or at school make that

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