Simple Ways to Get the Kids Excited About Being Healthier

Kids aren’t always excited about living healthier. Healthy living sounds good to adults who know the value of good health as well as the true cost of poor health. To kids, however, the definition of healthy living sounds more like, “No more cookies, ice cream, or fun, and a lot more brussels sprouts and carrots,” in their minds. If you want to get your kids a little more excited about living healthy lives, start now. They’re going to develop much better health habits as children, but you’re going to need to find a way to get them a little more excited about being healthier.
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Protective Parenting: 5 Tips for Keeping Children Safe at Home

Home safety is a matter that parents begin to worry about from the very first moment they learn they will have a child. Fortunately, there are a number of actions they can take to make their homes safer and to teach children of every age how to be safe in the home. Here are five areas of home safety that should be on the top of your list to keep your children safe at home every day.

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Beating Bad Breath: 4 Parenting Tips to Help Your Kids Care for Their Teeth

As a parent, you want to keep your kids as healthy as possible. Their teeth are vital to their health. After all, how will they be able to eat properly or smile without good tooth care? It might be challenging for you to teach your kids about proper care of their teeth. However, it’s definitely achievable. Here are four parenting tips to help your kids care for their teeth.

Emphasize Tooth care

Your kids won’t realize how important tooth care is if you don’t tell them. You can’t be subtle about it either. You need be as clear with them as possible to get them into a regular brushing and flossing regimen. When it’s time for bed, tell them it’s time to brush their teeth and go to bed. This will put the importance of brushing into their minds at an early age. Soon enough, it will become a natural part of their routine without them thinking twice about it.

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The Importance of Play: How Kids Can Learn from Fun

Playtime is important to your child’s personal development. Play provides an emotional outlet that lets people express emotions, meet new challenges, and gain a sense of accomplishment. In the formative years, crucial social skills are learned that help your child to make and maintain friendships. The freedom to play is essential to developing many life skills. Below are some of the important ways that children learn from playing.

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College Not a Fit for Your Child? 5 Fulfilling Alternatives

College is touted as the path to career and financial success. However, many young people do not know what kind of career they want when they finish high school. Some don’t want to go to college at all. This can be troubling and frustrating if you are a parent, but it doesn’t mean your child lacks ability or ambition. Forbes says to look beyond college as the ultimate path to career success. There are alternative roads a young person can follow that are also fulfilling.

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Perfect Parenting: 4 Great Christmas Gifts for Kids

Christmas is one of the most special occasions for any child. The anticipation and excitement of receiving gifts can have your kids buzzing. To really make a Christmas special, you need to think of great gifts to give your kids. These are things that will be cherished and enjoyed well after the Christmas season has passed. Here are four great Christmas gifts for kids.

Toys

Toys are part of any great Christmas for a child. They can be all sorts of fun for them to enjoy, whether they’re for indoor or outdoor use. Lots of great memories can be formed from playing with or building these cherished toys. One of the best things to do is get toys based on pop culture characters that your kids love. This lets them bring their love for the characters into your home.

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Bun in the Oven? 5 Things Every First-Time Parent Should Know

You are expecting your first baby boy or girl and probably feel a little nervous. That is okay because there are a lot of parents out there just as nervous as you are. Delivery fears are one reason to be nervous, but there are a few common conditions first-time parents should know about.

Cleft Palate

The cleft palate or cleft lip is a defect that affects several babies around the world. It is an issue that usually develops between the sixth to 10th week of pregnancy. Surgery is usually necessary as it prevents feeding complications though some children with this issue develop speech issues that need to be addressed.

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Better Bones: How to Protect Your Child from Osteoporosis

As a parent, it is likely that osteoporosis is the last thing you worry about when it comes to your children’s health. Although osteoporosis is a disease that affects people later in life, the decisions that you make for your child when they are young can influence the likelihood your child may develop osteoporosis in the future. The following are a few guidelines that you can follow to protect your child from developing osteoporosis later in life.

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