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4 Ways You Can Help Your Child Deal With Stress

March 21, 2018

Adults often complain they are “stressed out.” Increasingly, statistics show, American children are stressed out as well, and the effects on their health, emotional state, and cognitive ability can be significant. It’s well-documented that adult stress can lead to serious illnesses. But many researchers believe that ongoing stress during childhood from poverty, parents fighting or substance abuse, bullying, violence or other adversity can harm kids’ brains and other body systems and possibly lead to major health issues when they’re adults.…

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Sleep Tips for Traveling with a Newborn, Infant or Toddler

March 7, 2018

Just when you have a great routine in place, it’s time to travel with baby! Many parents worry about keeping baby on a good sleep schedule when away from home, but our tips below will help keep baby -and the rest of the family- calm and comfortable. Practice at home! Many times babies are not used to sleeping in a travel bed or pack-n-play. Put baby in travel bed or pack-n-play for naptime at home in weeks leading up to the…

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Reducing the Financial Strain of Higher Education for Parents

March 4, 2018

Very often students aren’t the only ones impacted by the financial strain of their higher education. Many parents feel the pinch, too. Sometimes for assisting or co-signing on multiple children’s loans. Citizens Bank is offering a new, innovative solutions that allows parents and co-signers to refinance loans taken out for their children’s education, condense multiple education loans- and do it all while their children are still in school. More information follows in the press release below. Please consider a blurb to help…

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Early Youth Specialization Over Training: What Every Parent Should Know

February 16, 2018

Kids around the country are playing organized sports more than ever today. In fact, The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) reports that youth in the country participating in sports went from around 18 million in 1987 to 60 million in 2008. While that’s good news, because of the many benefits that can be gained from keeping them active, there is also a downside that health professionals are beginning to caution parents about – early specialization and overtraining, both of…

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4 Ways To Manage A Healthy Relationship With Your Children

April 4, 2017

As a parent you have to enforce guidelines and prepare your children so they’ll be able to survive on their own. At the same time, you want to form a bond with them that they’ll call you their (best) friend and still respect you as their parent. To ensure a positive outcome here are 4 ways to manage a healthy relationship with your children. Communication Never miss the opportunity to talk to them. The more you talk to them, the…

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Spring Into Spring!! 7 Ways to Be More Optimistic

March 22, 2017

We set the clocks ahead for daylight savings and many of us woke up to a darker sky feeling sluggish thanks to a one hour loss of sleep. If you hit the snooze, pulled the covers up over your head still feeling bummed out about your waistline, bank account, career or love life, you’re not alone. Despite more daylight our worries will still be there. So how do we spring into spring, a season that’s all about new beginnings and…

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Consumer Reports: How to Protect Children’s Online Privacy

March 13, 2017

The digital lives of many children are born shortly after they are, when their parents start posting baby pictures on social media. Over the years a child’s digital trail lengthens, as the child and parents share more information online. Safeguarding children’s online privacy should be a family priority, security experts say, but the challenge is becoming more complicated. One new wrinkle is the advent of connected toys. It was recently revealed that one toy company might have left information from…

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Duke Endowment Weighs in to Help NC Children in Crisis

March 2, 2017

Children’s Home Society will receive support from a long-term ally to help scale up proven programs to battle North Carolina’s foster care crisis. Among a growing list of concerned organizations and individuals, The Duke Endowment announced a 4-year, $3.7-million grant to expand foster care, early intervention, and prevention services across the state. “James B. Duke set a course for his philanthropy to enrich lives in a multitude of ways across North and South Carolina,” said Phil Redmond, Jr., Director of…

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Raising a Happy and Healthy Eater

February 21, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of every 5 school age children is obese, which is a number that has more than tripled since the 1970s. In fact, the CDC refers to childhood obesity today as a serious problem. It’s one that many parents are not sure how to take on and beat. The good news is that although babies may not be born with a handbook on how to care for them, one…

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