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My Daughter Has ADHD

June 27, 2012 – 6:27 pm Comments Off
My Daughter Has ADHD

Have you ever asked yourself, “Does my child have ADHD?”
I didn’t know much about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) before 2006. It sounded like a label that kids who could not control themselves were given …

Smallest People + Smallest Room = Biggest Problems

January 13, 2012 – 3:06 pm Comments Off
Smallest People + Smallest Room = Biggest Problems

If you asked most people, they’d likely say that the kitchen is the most dangerous room in the home — especially for little ones. But what about the bathroom? It presents a host of dangers: drowning, burns, slip-and-fall accidents, poison and electrical shock.
A few …

15 Ways to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

December 9, 2011 – 10:33 am Comments Off
15 Ways to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

It is difficult to obtain an accurate picture of how prevalent child sexual abuse is because it is a crime of secrecy. Many children who have been abused do not disclose what happened to them until …

Asperger’s Syndrome: A Parent’s POV

December 8, 2011 – 8:43 am One Comment
Asperger’s Syndrome: A Parent’s POV

“No Cassidy, I do not know how to build a hovercraft.”
I actually spoke these words to my 11-year-old daughter one morning before church. I also do not know how to build solar panels for our …

Detecting Autism Early

December 7, 2011 – 11:09 am Comments Off
Detecting Autism Early

Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S, affecting 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys. Did you know that?
Autism spectrum disorder is a range of complex neu­rodevelopment disorders, characterized by …

The ABCs of Child Safety Seats

September 29, 2011 – 10:06 am One Comment
The ABCs of Child Safety Seats

Have you taken a good look at the revised child safety seat recommendations? The new guidelines, released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), were created through a better understanding of what keeps children …

How to Ensure Your Baby Formula is Safe

September 22, 2011 – 9:11 am Comments Off
How to Ensure Your Baby Formula is Safe

New and expectant parents take note: powdered infant formula is safe.
However, it is not sterile and, therefore, has a minute chance of bacteria growth in the powder. So what, as parents, can we do to protect our infant children? Some mothers are not able to breastfeed and …

Stranger Danger

September 22, 2011 – 8:58 am Comments Off
Stranger Danger

They’re everywhere — in the grocery store, at the park, outside your home. They are strangers.
Most children generally know not to “talk to strangers;” however, there are a few more rules to know to help keep them stay safe and …

Bounce House Blitz – How to Avoid Injury

September 22, 2011 – 8:54 am Comments Off
Bounce House Blitz – How to Avoid Injury

In recent years, bounce houses — those giant inflatable enclosures — and inflatable slides have grown leaps and bounds in popularity. And because of the amount of padding these huge toys provide, parents have expressed …

Domestic Violence Awareness – Be Part of the Solution

September 13, 2011 – 9:49 am Comments Off
Domestic Violence Awareness – Be Part of the Solution

Did you know that in one, 24-hour period, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) domestic violence victim advocates reported nearly 71,000 requests for assistance for adults and children who were victims of abuse. Those numbers are directly from a one-day NNEDV …