Archive | September, 2015

Prevent Choking, Airway Obstruction and Strangulation

29 Sep

By Kathy Kiley Food, coins and toys are primary causes of choking-related injury or death in children. Follow these simple tips to keep your children safe. Food – Cut food into manageable pieces. Cut round foods like hot dogs and cheese sticks into non-round pieces. Supervise meals for infants and toddlers. Don’t give children under 5 Continue Reading

Running on Kid Time

25 Sep

  By Carol Band I recently celebrated my birthday and my oldest son (sweet boy) gave me a T-shirt that says, “In dog years, I’m dead.” Nice. “Ha! You are over 300 years old!” my youngest figured with a burst of mathematical insight. Then he eyed the dog. “That means Chester is 21 … Woohoo! Continue Reading

5 Picks to Keep Your Kids Active Without the Drama

22 Sep

By Betty Francisco Now that kids are settled back in school and sitting a whole lots more, keeping up their activity levels is a challenge.  Kids should get about an hour of physical activity every day.  Recreational and competitive sports are a great option.  But if you find it’s a battle between Mindcraft vs. soccer, Continue Reading

Ease College Application Stress

17 Sep

Applying to colleges can be an anxiety-ridden time for both parent and child, but there are ways to take the edge off of the process. Staying organized will help keep everyone on the same page. U.S. News & World Report suggests using Google Calendar to create a personalized look at everything you and your child Continue Reading

This Week is Child Passenger Safety Week

13 Sep

Importance of Rear Facing In March of 2011 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their car seat recommendations advising that children should remain rear facing until the age of two, or until they reach the maximum height and weight requirements allowed by their car seat. According to a study in the Journal of Injury Continue Reading

New England Revolution: Soccer Scholars Program

11 Sep

The New England Revolution have partnered with Santander Bank to reward local students for their work in the classroom through the newly launched “Soccer Scholars” program. Parents & kids can submit to receive amazing experiences for their school work. Entering is easy – Parents submit up to 100 words highlighting their child’s finest academic accomplishments Continue Reading

10 Fun Activities to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day This Sunday

9 Sep

Let’s honor all the Grandmas and Grandpas, Nians and Grampies, Nonnas and Nonnos and Grannies and Gramps on Sept. 8, National Grandparent’s Day. If you’re searching for something to do, try one of these 10 fun activities. 1. Does your Grandpa have a workshop? Ask him to build a birdhouse, a go cart or a Continue Reading

Children’s Movies Coming Out in 2015 and 2016

7 Sep

  On a cold fall or winter day, there is nothing better than seeing a movie with your family. Check out the list of family friendly movies that are set to release this year and early next year. Be sure to catch them in theaters! Hotel Transylvania 2 – September  25, 2015 Dracula and his Continue Reading

Music to Our Ears

3 Sep

September is Classical Music Month and if you aren’t already a fan of the genre, you may be surprised by some of its alleged benefits. Classical music has been shown to help treat insomnia in college students (if only it worked on toddlers!) and a study found that playing it softly while dining actually encouraged Continue Reading

Don’t Eat the Paint and Other Such Sensible Lessons

1 Sep

By Suzanna Parpos In somewhat timid waters, he treaded. It was only natural – the thought of starting at a new school lends itself to those types of jitters. In fact, all new things in life have that sort of tendency of making us feel apprehensive. Somewhere along the way, curiosity and anticipation can transform Continue Reading