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The Importance of Family Time

The hectic schedule of modern life makes it easy to overlook the importance of spending time with our children. From birth to adulthood, children thrive on attention from their parents. Our time is one of the most beneficial things we can offer them. The positive effect of personal interaction is huge, impacting social and emotional … Continued

Be a Role Model of Generosity

The holidays tend to put us in a giving mood. From words of encouragement to giving away homemade cookies and donating to charity, generosity gives back a warm feeling. The “givers glow” is what it’s called when we do something nice because we light up inside. Share Some Generosity this Holiday Season According to researchers … Continued

Giving Thanks For All You Have

In our modern world, developing and practicing constructive social and emotional skills is more important than ever. Combining action and mindfulness, you create a more positive environment and future for yourself and your family. Did you know that being thankful can improve your health and build solid relationships? Express Thanks this November! November is the … Continued

Why is Sticking to a Routine Important?

Our days tend to follow a consistent pattern. We usually get up around the same time every morning, order the same style of coffee at the same shop, and wash the dishes after dinner. The routines we create for our children play a significant role in their development. Regular activities that are completed at the … Continued

Teaching Our Children Compassion

During these trying times, compassion is all the more important. We read every day about acts of violence and aggression and the challenges of putting an end to bullying in our schools. Policies and procedures are a step in the right direction, but small, personal acts of kindness can create a huge, positive impact. Tips … Continued

Summer Safety Tips

Living in Western New York, we wait a long time for the sunshine and blue skies of summer. The warmer weather is a great opportunity for fun activities such as cookouts, travel, swimming, and biking. Safe practices minimize risks and keep children happy and healthy. Here are some helpful safety tips for an enjoyable and … Continued

The Truth About Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a fairly common habit for babies, toddlers, and young children. It’s a natural reflex, and according to psychologists, mimics the soothing effects of breastfeeding. Babies have even been known to suck on a thumb or finger in the womb. When our little ones are feeling stressed, upset, sleepy, hungry, or bored, they … Continued

Are Children at Serious Risk From COVID-19?

At the end of 2019, a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) suddenly began popping up across the world. The virus shows up as flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, along with a variety of less common symptoms. The virus spreads easily, currently has no vaccine, and has proven to be more serious in some … Continued

How to Make Learning Fun For Your Children

As a parent, you want to offer your child the best possible learning opportunities. Learning doesn’t need to include a classroom setting. Your child doesn’t need to sit still. While preschool games are lots of fun, they also teach valuable life skills. Kids can enjoy playing with you or their friends and gain knowledge and … Continued

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