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  • Water Safety Info Every Family Needs to Know

  • Rapprochement, an Ideal we Aspire to so Others Can

    Rapprochement, an Ideal we Aspire to so Others Can

     By GainVille In international relations, a rapprochement, which comes from the French word rapprocher (“to bring together”), is a re-establishment of cordial relations. It can be applied to two nations mending relations or it could be applied in varied facets of life in our personal endeavors to connect. Anybody who has a keen interest in politics or has ever taken a university course in…


  • Are Lazy Summers Harming Our Children?

    Are Lazy Summers Harming Our Children?

    By: Julia Chernova M.A., CCC-SLP This is the time of year when I hear parents talk about how they look forward to sleeping in a little more, running to fewer after-school activities and simply relaxing at the beach or pool.  Should we encourage our children to sit back and do nothing this summer when experts are confirming that summers off are one of the most important, yet least…


  • Screen Time and Speech Delays:  Is There a Connection?

    Screen Time and Speech Delays: Is There a Connection?

    Screen time refers to any time that your child is in front of a television, movie theater screen, smart phone, tablet, computer, or hand-held video game device.  Even if your child is watching an educational video, it’s considered screen time.  Is there a possibility that prolonged exposure to screen time can contribute to speech and language delays?  Some experts think so. …


  • Addressing Sibling Aggression: How to Help Your Kids Play Peacefully

    Addressing Sibling Aggression: How to Help Your Kids Play Peacefully

    Yelling, hitting, and fighting between siblings is a natural part of growing up.   Tips to help children learn to resolve interpersonal conflicts. According to the Mayo Clinic, occasional bickering and name-calling prove that a child is learning to speak up for themselves.  Excess confrontations or physical violence, however, can affect the whole family. Constant fighting…


  • 5 Reasons to Stay in the Pool after the Kids go Back to School

    5 Reasons to Stay in the Pool after the Kids go Back to School

    Back-to-school time is here already but we’re not putting away our swimsuits and goggles quite yet, and we hope you don’t either! Swimming has many obvious benefits for kids. This lifelong skill provides kids with an outlet for exercise and of course teaches the very important skill of water safety. However, beyond those obvious advantages, there are a number of developmental benefits that come…

    Categories:  Parenting Tips|Sports

  • 4 Ways to Calm Yourself When Dealing With Your Child's Potent Emotions

    4 Ways to Calm Yourself When Dealing With Your Child's Potent Emotions

    On the parenting rollercoaster of emotion, it often seems that anger is expressed more than any other, and the daily pressures of life don’t make keeping your cool any easier. Once the feeling erupts, it can be hard to control it. Often parents end up lashing out, and then experience guilt and dismay for their actions.   The parent-child relationship is volatile and knowing how to handle…


  • The Importance of Connecting Daily With Your Kids

    The Importance of Connecting Daily With Your Kids

    Today’s lifestyle is focused on electronic connections. The amount of screen time has exploded along with the information age. Studies show that teens spend approximately nine hours a day in front of screens. Kids aged 8-12 get about six hours of screen time each day, creating a society that is being raised in a digital environment. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more…


  • Why Do They Whine? 5 Ways to Change the Behavior

    Why Do They Whine? 5 Ways to Change the Behavior

    Whining is a problem for almost every parent When children don’t get their way, whining is often a last-ditch effort to get you to change your mind. Those long, high-pitched protests from your child can instantly raise the blood pressure of even the most patient guardian. Uncontrolled, these displays can spread stress through the entire family unit, causing disruptive behaviors in siblings and…


  • Teaching Your Kids About Home Safety

    Teaching Your Kids About Home Safety

    The home can be a dangerous place for children. There are fall risks to contend with, dangerous chemicals in easy-to-reach places, electrical appliances and open outlets that can pose an electrocution risk, and of course the many dangers to be found in an average kitchen, from knives to hot stoves. To protect your children, it helps to teach them about basic home safety. Doing so can prevent your…

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