No parent wants to become the “sleep police” during the summer months when everyone is taking a break from their normal schedules. The days are longer, the sun is shining, and time is a little less important. Summer vacations, going to camp, and just hanging out with their friends is a relaxing respite for teens and younger children.
Most parents want to cut their kids a little slack during a school break, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they have to develop an abnormal sleep schedule.
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Summer ushers in family days at the pool or ocean, picnics in the park, and ballgames. Unfortunately, summer also brings out the creepy crawlies, those biting bugs like mosquitoes, ticks and chiggers, as well as those relentless flies that bite. Most parents will agree that if there is an ant hill or a stagnant puddle full of mosquitoes, their child will find it. Ah, the glorious days of summer!
The trick is to be prepared for these outings, and choosing the right bug spray for kids is a start.
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As the weather warms up, it’s no surprise that your kids are going to want to be outside. It’s less of a surprise that you’re going to love getting them out of the house! However, it’s important to know that sun, even in small doses, can cause harm to your child if not protected.
Whether it’s playing in the yard, swimming at the pool, or just taking the dog for a walk, it’s important to take a few extra steps to ensure your little one’s safety. Here are a few tips to help you remember.
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Many parents get in the habit of only scheduling their child’s annual physical before the school year, or at the start of sports season. This can be the busiest time of year, and it’s possible that you may not be able to schedule an appointment in time.
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Teenagers are undergoing a lot of physical and mental changes as the develop into adults. Knowing how their personality can change can make it easier to notice red flags, and can aid you in making the right decisions for their mental health.
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If you’re going to the beach or you’re heading outside for a day in the sun, the first thing you should do is apply sunscreen. It helps block harmful UV rays that can cause burns, blisters, and even skin cancer. But, should sunscreen be applied to a newborn baby’s skin? New studies suggest that sunblock isn’t safe for infants, and here are the reasons why.
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