Parenting & Care for Children
Monitoring Your Teen's Activities: What Parents and Families Should Know (Part 1 of a 2 part article) The teen years are a time of rapid growth, exploration, and risk taking. Taking risks provides young people the opportunity to test their skills and abilities and discover who they are. But, some risks - such as smoking, using drugs, drinking and driving, and having unprotected sex - can have harmful and long-lasting effects on a teen's health and well-being.
The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Follow these recommendations to help protect yourself and your family.
Time to put the winter coats, sleds and ice skates away for the next winter (I hope!). The weather is starting to finally warm up, which means we get to spend more time outside with our children and grandchildren. Zoos, parks and playgrounds - here we come! When I was a child, there were things on the playground that have since been removed for safety reasons. Did a fond memory just pop into your head? Anyone remember a 12-15 foot (or taller) metal slide with a bump in the center
The holiday season is up on us, and with the end of the year comes family visits, irregular schedules, lots of snacks, goodies and presents. In these times of celebration and giving, adults might wonder how they can support children with the concepts of gratitude and kindness. Merriam-Webster defines gratitude as the state of being grateful; thankful. And, kindness as the quality or state of being kind, treating people with kindness and respect.

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