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Tips for developing social skills for your child

July 31, 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

  As kids grow and start interacting with friends and family, they begin developing social skills by learning scripts for how they should behave in certain situations. But for children with learning disabilities, this can be challenging. These activities can help strengthen their understanding of social scripts which will help to build their confidence in…Continue Reading »

Understanding the different types of bullies

July 28, 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Just like the many different types of bullying, there are different types of bullies. Each has their own reasons for bullying and the approach that they take to belittle, intimidate or harass their targets. Today we’re going to look at who these bullies are and how they act out.   Popular bullies Perhaps the biggest…Continue Reading »

10 Facts about Childhood Obesity

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

  The number of American children suffering from obesity has tripled over the past 50 years. Childhood obesity is one of the most serious health challenges facing the U.S. Most cases of childhood obesity have behavioral or environmental origins as opposed to genetic roots.   Did you know? 1. Almost half of the children in…Continue Reading »

Does Criminalizing Bullying Reduce Reporting?

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

  More and more communities are enacting harsh criminal penalties for bullying offenses. Youth advocates are concerned that criminalizing these acts will further reduce reporting of bullying incidences. Lack of reporting prevents healthier and more proactive approaches to this problem. Even without criminal penalties, only one in three incidents are actually reported. In circumstances where…Continue Reading »

Type 1 Diabetes in Kids

July 14, 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Diabetes mellitus type 1, known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is an autoimmune disorder that most often manifests in childhood. As the name suggests, those with type-1 diabetes must be on insulin therapy indefinitely, and the disease requires careful monitoring of both diet and insulin intake. Managing type-1 diabetes in kids is an ongoing…Continue Reading »

The 5 main types of bullying

June 9, 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Bullying is one of the more serious problems facing children and teenagers today. It seems like a new child commits suicide because of problems in school every week. Parents and educators need to better understand the different types of bullying to identify the troubles that kids go through.   Physical Bullying When most people think…Continue Reading »

Sunburn treatment and prevention for kids

June 6, 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

  Sunburn spares no one. Every person, from infants to the elderly, is at risk of sustaining sun damage and burns every time there is sun exposure. However, those individuals with the most sensitive skin, such as children are typically at higher risk than adults. Learn about the most effective sunburn prevention and treatment strategies…Continue Reading »

6 reasons kids don’t stop bullying situations

June 2, 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Youth bullying is a major issue facing our children and the lack of action by other kids to step in and stop bullying only compounds the situation. But before you write off this inaction as a “Not my problem” mentality, take a look at the six reasons researchers discovered that are the root causes. Six…Continue Reading »

Debunking the popularity myth

May 26, 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

  Awareness of bullying has dramatically increased in America over the last few years. There are many stories in the news about the disastrous consequences that sometimes take place. However, many people who are not around the bullying on a regular basis fail to see the reason that it may be taking place. Previously, it…Continue Reading »

Do your kids know about stranger danger?

May 22, 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Children can be very trusting of others, an issue that can lead to serious problems if a stranger’s intent is malicious. While many strangers are nice, a child needs to learn to recognize a situation to avoid stranger danger from those who aren’t trustworthy. A parent can help a youngster by teaching and reinforcing the…Continue Reading »