Know the heatstroke numbers

I’m loving this Ohio weather, unfortunately I know with warmer weather comes the major risk for young children dying in hot cars. However, a new national survey shows that parent and caregiver awareness of the dangers continues to be high and … Continue reading

How to teach your kids to read food labels

Our oldest, Patrick, is studying the digestive system in school.  One of the last school projects is to create a sample fast food meal, complete a nutrient analysis (simple at this stage – looking at the food labels) and evaluate … Continue reading

Does your child have a close friend?

Our happiness as adults is largely dependent upon the quality of our relationships with others. The same is true for our kids. Close friendships typically develop by the preteen years, and they are critically important for our children. The close … Continue reading

Swings and slings can be dangerous things

A new study underlines the importance of not putting babies to sleep in car seats, swings, bouncers and other carrying devices. In the study, researchers reviewed 47 deaths among children younger than age 2 that occurred in sitting and carrying … Continue reading

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