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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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4 Benefits of Laughing Your Way Through The New Year

March 15, 2018

Like clockwork, people are composing their lists of New Year’s resolutions, and at the same time they’ve ended 2017 with some of the same problems, frustrations or worries of past years.  They want to take a brighter outlook and ride those resolutions to a higher quality of life in the New Year – but inevitably, familiar issues get them down year after year. How can this New Year be different? How can you stay more positive and hopeful despite problems that won’t…

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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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5 Reasons Pre-School Years Are A Prime Time For Learning

February 26, 2018

Much of the discussion about education focuses on the K-12 years, but some early childhood education experts suggest serious learning can start even earlier and pay dividends for the child in years to come. “Young children have the capacity at a very young age to be academically challenged, and we need to educate them strongly during those years instead of waiting until they are older,” says Alise McGregor, founder of Little Newtons (www.littlenewtons.com), an early education center with locations in…

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Dr. Tanya Altmann’s Infant Nutrition Tips

April 24, 2017

Most adults are familiar with probiotics and the role they play in our overall health. But many people don’t realize probiotics are also important for babies and their growing bodies. A new study suggests that only 23% of parents currently incorporate probiotics into their young child’s diet. First introduced during breast feeding, probiotics are ‘good bacteria’ that support your baby’s digestive health and immune system. As babies grow, gut health is important for good overall health. So, parents should be…

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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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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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