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How to Protect Your Child’s Vision

Posted June 1, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

The health of your child's eyes is just as important as the rest of her body and is vital to her development. Without proper diagnosis or eye care, your child may struggle in school and suffer from low self-esteem. It's easy and important to protect your child's eyes from strain and injury.

What to Do When the Teacher Is the Bully

Posted May 25, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Most teachers are wonderful, trusted friends to your child. However, some teachers have a history of abuse and bullying. It's important to know how to spot an abusive teacher in order to best protect your child.

How to Protect Your Family From Ticks

Posted May 17, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Ticks are here in full force this year, thanks to a very mild winter. Even if you don't have ticks in your yard or haven't in the past, you should learn how to prevent Lyme disease and protect your family from all tick-related diseases.

5 Reasons to Send Your Kid Packing

Posted May 15, 2012 by Katrina Simeck

Want to give your teen an amazing learning opportunity? Give them a suitcase and a passport!

How to Stay Sun Safe

Posted May 9, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

The summer months bring lots of outdoor fun, but too much time in the sun with too little protection can lead to skin damage and skin cancer. Protect your family and yourself with a few simple steps.

5 Things NOT to Do on Earth Day

Posted April 20, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Earth Day is April 22ns! It's a great holiday for the planet Earth, but please don't celebrate it by polluting the planet — however accidentally.

37 Alternatives to Yelling at Your Kids

Posted April 19, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Yelling at our kids does little to help them grow into the people we want them to be. Next time you're about to lose your cool, try one of these 37 alternatives instead.

How to Teach Your Child Not to Quit

Posted April 5, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

It's easy for children (and adults) to get frustrated by mistakes and failures. But setbacks are a part of life and teaching your children how to overcome them is an important aspect of parenting.

College Test Prep 101: ACT and SAT Tips for High School Students and Parents

Posted April 4, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Anxious about helping your high school student ace the ACT or SAT? Follow these tips to set your mind at ease — and raise your child's test score.

First Aid Tips and Advice for Parents Roundup

Posted April 3, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Parents want to protect their children from everything, but sometimes we are ill-prepared for emergency situations. Knowing how to help your child when she is sick or even in the event of a natural disaster is important for all parents. Be prepared with this roundup of tips and advice.

How to Access Fresh, Local Produce

Posted March 20, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

You don't have to visit the grocery or health food store to get fresh and organic produce. Accessing farmers markets, using community gardens and co-ops, or even starting a garden in your own backyard are all great options for eating healthier, supporting the local community, and spending less money.

3 Apps to Help Protect and Locate Your Child

Posted March 18, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

If you've ever lost your child in the mall or at the park, you know that feeling of intense panic. Now, you can keep track of your child or locate her with your phone. These 4 apps were created to help parents keep all children safe at home.

Online Videos Help Special Needs Families Connect

Posted March 14, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

The internet is proving to be a remarkable source for parents of children for special needs. Online support groups and personal blogs are helping connect families from around the world. And now, through videos, families are getting to know each other and help each other on a more personal level than ever before.

Healthy Frozen Foods in the Freezer

Posted March 8, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Unfortunately, parents aren't superheroes and sometimes we don't have time to make dinner or create healthy, quick snacks. But don't beat yourself up, just open your freezer. There are lots of frozen foods available to keep your family eating healthy.

Nutritional Benefits of Flax Seeds and How to Add Them to Your Family's Diet

Posted March 7, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Get the facts about flax, and learn how to add it your favorite recipes!

A Healthy, Rich Roundup for Families: Dark Chocolate Takes the Cake

Posted March 6, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Whether you’re fixing a fancy dessert or just a simple snack, introduce your family to rich, delicious alternatives to milk chocolate and the highly processed chocolate found in candies and other foods with chocolate ingredients.

How to Survive the College Decision Season

Posted March 6, 2012 by Katrina Simeck

Spring brings bright flowers and sunshine — and letters from college admissions offices. Let the mailbox stalking begin! Read on for tips to help your child survive this trying time.

What Not to Say to Parents of a Child With Special Needs

Posted February 27, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

It's hard to know what to say when you learn of a child's diagnosis. But saying the wrong thing could damage the relationship you have with the child's parents, or prevent a friendship from starting. Avoid saying these 7 common sentences that hurt parents of children with special needs.

ProSquad Answers: A Case of Strep Throat

Posted February 13, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Today our ProSquad experts talk about credit scores for stay-at-home parents, and evaluation and treatment of strep throat.

Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 02/09 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted February 9, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Tweetchat today at 1:00 CST. Today we're talking about the chore of grocery shopping for families. How do you manage it?

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