By Colette Martin Approximately 8% of our children now have food allergies – that’s an average of two in every classroom. Food allergies have reached epidemic proportions (having grown 50% between 1997 and 2011), and it has changed the way we need to think about food in the classroom. Whether your child with food allergies is [...]
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by Tired Mom Tésa As a tech blogger and mom I’m always concerned about my children’s safety, whether it’s online, offline, or out and about. With back-to-school around the corner it’s a good time of year to re-evaluate what methods we have in place to address these concerns. Thankfully there is a lot of tech out [...]
By Emia Oppenheim, PhD, RD, LD Playdates are a corner stone to building children’s self-confidence and independence. Play dates at friends’ houses provide a chance for a child to strengthen their social muscles in a safe setting. But for parents with children that have allergies or those who are thinking of hosting a child with allergies, [...]
The way we, as parents and caregivers, respond to children’s questions and worries will help them through difficult times and teach them to cope during future challenges. We wanted to provide you with information to help you recognize signs of stress in children and offer you suggestions for helping children manage stress. Helping Children Cope [...]
When you drop your little one off with a new child care provider, you don’t have to hold your breath and cross your fingers that everything will turn out OK. Here are some steps to make sure you’re on the right path to developing a great partnership with your child’s caregivers: Do your research. You [...]
Dear Friends, As both a mother and CEO of more than 900 schools committed to educating and caring for children across the country, my heart breaks for those impacted by the senseless tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut. Our deepest condolences go out to the students, parents, teachers and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary and [...]
Every day when you drop off your most priceless treasure — your child — into the care of our teachers and administrators, you assume that your child will be safe and secure. You probably do not even consciously think about this subject anymore. But when you were looking for a school to choose for your [...]
By Joan Firestone, Ph.D. No parent wants their child to become a bully or the victim of a bully. But bullying continues to be a dominant safety issue in our schools and communities. It is, in fact, the most common form of violence in our society, and between 15 and 30 percent of public school [...]