10 Steps to Prevent Child Drowning
The sad truth about drowning is every kid is at risk — even if she can swim. Learn the latest child and baby drowning statistics and 10 live-saving steps you can take to prevent tragedy from striking.
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How to help boys and girls have a successful school career?
  • Be certain that your child’s school has a recess program that includes unstructured playtime.
  • Be careful to not label children, especially with labels such as ADD and ADHD, unless they are diagnosed by a health care professional. Many boys and some girls are just on the outer edge of active and are being mislabeled.
  • Encourage girls to play with toys and activities that allow them to use their spatial relationship and manipulation skills.
  • Encourage boys to take study breaks and allow your son to be active during those study breaks.
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Keeping kids safe on the road

Whether you have children or are expecting a little one, it’s important to understand the proper seat belt fit and position for your kids and yourself, and to make sure everyone buckles up every time.

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10 cognitive stimulation activities for children

Cognitive stimulation is a neuropsychological technique that seeks to enhance or improve the mental capacity of a person at any stage of life. When areas of memory, language and attention are worked on; and if appropriate cognitive learning methods are used, a person's quality of life will be significantly improved.

The processes that are applied in the cognitive stimulation are useful in all the stages, knowledge and practice are indispensable; using a series of specific activities stimulate the faculties where training or reinforcement is sought.

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How Thinking About Thinking Can Help Kids Build Resilience

When kids hit difficult problems — the seemingly insurmountable English essay, a math test that takes on epic proportions, social struggles that leave them feeling frustrated — it can be tempting to give up and resort to four words no parent ever wants to hear: “I can’t do it.”

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6 Things Parents Should Know About Sending Kids Back to School

Surely there are some kids who are eager for school to start, but I have not met them. My 9-year-old and 5-year-old daughters have little interest now in trading day trips to the beach and family movie nights for an unfamiliar classroom and nightly homework. Still, a mental shift occurs as the season starts to change.

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