Being a parent is the most rewarding and yet challenging job we will ever have in our lives.
Knowing that we all share similar issues and being able to share our solutions to them can help each of us as we work to foster our children’s growth.
On this page are links to some wonderful articles that can help us all navigate the problems of parenthood.
Beware of Lead!
Lead poisoning is a danger for babies, children and adults. The best way to protect your children and yourself is to become learn about the causes and prevention of lead poisoning. It is also important to get your young children tested for lead poisoning, just ask your doctor for a simple blood test to ensure your child's health. This is omething we highly reccommend that you have done. And click here for more information about lead poisoning.
Never Shake a Baby!
Each year more than 3000 children are diagnosed with Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). Sadly, 60% of the children diagnosed will suffer lifelong effects and 25% will die. And yet, Shaken Baby Syndrome is 100% preventable. All of our staff members receive training in SBS. It is also important to be sure that you and all those who care for your child are educated about Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Be On Tick Watch for Your Child
While we all look forward to the beautiful weather that we are beginning to experience, we don't enjoy the buggs that are beginning to come out too. One of the biggest concerns are black legged ticks and Lyme disease.
Saying No Is Hard But Important
Sometimes it feels like we are always saying no to our children, but often it is very important. This article can help you to feel better about it.
Being read to and exploring books and stories are essential ingredients to children's literacy development.
Click here for an easy activity to make to go with the book Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom. (And everyone loves this story!)