• Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:57 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Provider Appreciation Day - May 7, 2004

    April 26, 2004 Come join us in honoring your child care provider! Celebrated since 1996, Provider Appreciation Day is a special day to recognize child care providers and teachers everywhere. This annual day of recognition is appropriately celebrated each year on the Friday before Mother's Day to acknowledge the important partnership between...
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  • Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:23 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    3 Things "Good" Parents Do That May Harm Their Child

    April 12, 2004 Almost everyone has seen adults playfully tossing infants into the air and catching them. Growing knowledge of the development of infants' and young children's brains indicate, however, that this form of play may be harmful. Here are some tips from Childhelp USA®. According to Chris Monaco, Ph.D., Director of the Childhelp USA®...
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  • Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:21 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Following Simple Rules May Prevent Child Abuse

    March 29, 2004 According to national statistics, each day more than three children die as a result of abuse or neglect in the home. On average, a child abuse report is made every 10 seconds-a total of approximately 3 million child abuse reports annually. The following tips can help protect your children, or those you care for, from becoming a...
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  • Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:20 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    10 Ways To Stay Involved With Your Children During Deployment

    March 15, 2004 Most of us don't want to think about deployment. After all, it means time away from those we love! But the fact is that military families do separate. And deployment can be tough when you don't prepare for it. Here are 10 great tips that can help you and your family to make it through deployment. Good luck on a successful deployment...
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  • Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:16 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Child Passenger Safety

    March 1, 2004 Parents and caregivers play a big part in making sure children are securely restrained when traveling by car. Here are some tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to help keep your children safe. Many people believe that children who have outgrown child safety seats should use safety belts. This is not true....
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  • Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:15 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Protecting Your Kids When They’re Home Alone

    February 16, 2004 Nearly 7 million school-age children per year are regularly left home alone, according to a recent report by the Census Bureau. These days, children often take on more responsibility at an earlier age and as a result, feel that they are old enough to stay home alone. Here are some tips from the National SAFE KIDS Campaign: It is...
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  • Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:15 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Teaching The Alphabet To Young Children

    November 8, 2004 Parents know the value of learning the alphabet. They recognize that early experiences with letters are an important step toward reading. Still, many parents have questions about taking that step. When introducing your child to the alphabet, begin with familiar things. Start with your child's name. This builds upon her sense of...
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  • Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:13 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Safe Sleep For Your Baby: Reduce The Risk Of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    February 2, 2004 Research tells us that parents and caregivers should put babies to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Find out more about SIDS and ways to keep your baby safe from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. What is SIDS? SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome....
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  • Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:08 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Separation Anxiety

    January 19, 2004 One of the big difficulties both parents and children face when children are cared for by others is the issue of separation. Here are some tips from Zero to Three to help make separation easier. Good-byes are difficult for little ones, even if it is just a short time. And seeing tears and pleas for staying can make a parent's...
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  • Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:01 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Healthy Eating And Fitness For Young Children - At Home And In Child Care

    December 22, 2003 An important part of helping your child be ready for school success is making sure your child gets healthy meals and snacks and regular physical activity at home and in child care. Follow the simple guidelines and tips below at home, and talk to your child's caregiver about healthy eating and physical activity. Healthy Eating...
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