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Protecting Your Kids Online

It is important for parents to take charge of how their children use the internet and electronic devices. Parents need to set ground rules so kids know their limits. Examples of rules are what sites kids can visit, how many texts they can send a month and how much screen time they are allowed per day. Read More

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Spring means helmet safety!

You should replace helmets when your child has outgrown them. If your child has experienced a crash in the helmet it should be replaced. If the helmet has been dropped on concrete or a hard surface it should be replaced. Read More

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Managing Epilepsy & Seizures

According to the Epilepsy Foundation, approximately 326,000 American children under the age of 15 have epilepsy and 200,000 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed each year. Epilepsy affects people at different ages and in different ways. Epilepsy is more common in younger children and older adults. For some people, it will be a temporary problem, easily controlled with medication and outgrown after a few years. For others, it may be a lifelong challenge affecting many areas of life. Managing epilepsy and seizures can be difficult. The Epilepsy Foundation provides some facts and recommendation to help keep you and/or your child safe. Read More

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Cell Phones & Kids

If you have a child of almost any age, as a parent, you have most likely heard this question, “Can I have a cell phone?”. Approximately 77% of kids ages 12-17 and 56% of kids ages 8-12 have cell phones. Parents are faced with a tough decision. It takes a fair amount of discipline and sense of responsibility to have a cell phone and most kids aren’t ready for that before middle school, and for some into high school. Cell phones are expensive and we worry that access to the internet may not always be safe and appropriate. Also, cell phones cause distractions in school and while driving. On the other hand, cell phones are a great way to communicate with your child, send reminders and help them in an emergency. And, even though we don’t want it to matter, “everyone else has one” can be one of the most important reasons to your child. Read More

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Have a safe Halloween!

With Halloween approaching it is always good to refresh your memory with some safety tips to keep everyone’s night fun and successful. Read More

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