December, 2014

Parenting Tips: Getting Your Child to Sleep At Night






Are you struggling to get your child to sleep at night? Then you’ll be facing the same problems that thousands of other parents are facing right now. There could be many reasons why your child isn’t sleeping at night, whether it is because of an improper routine, high sugar at night or even because they are under stress or worry. Cut Out Certain Foods and Beverages at Night Although recent…

Our Top Picks for Intergenerational Activities






One of the foundational building blocks to a healthy, well-rounded community is multi-generational integration. This means fostering relationships between the young, old and everyone in between. There are many different activities that can be utilized in community centers, senior care facilities and in schools that have the ability to bring multiple generations together. Combining intergenerational relationships into an early childhood education program will create a more dynamic and impactful education…

How To Unplug Over The Holidays






Is it time to unplug over the holidays? Take a quick look around the mall the next time you’re there and take a quick tally of all of the people who have their eyes glued to their phones. Maybe they’ve made a list of who to get gifts for on their phone and are checking it twice. Maybe they are texting their brother to find out what size shirt he…

Don’t Just Keep Kids Occupied–Easy Ways to Have Fun While Babysitting Children






How many parents turn to digital babysitters such as smartphones, games, and computers? Oftentimes it feels like children aren’t happy unless they are plugged in and mindlessly swiping at their screens. This can make the job of watching children daunting and boring on occasion. The occupation of babysitting can be fulfilling and entertaining if you embrace learning through play. Many children are not playing or observing the world around them…

7 Potty Training Tips Parents Must Know






Potty Training can be a wonderful milestone in your child’s life. Unfortunately, it can be an overwhelming process if it doesn’t go the way you had planned. You hear stories about other people’s children, and how they are potty trained at a young age. It’s easy to feel like you are doing something wrong or not doing enough. It’s important to remember that not every child is going to be…

ABLE Act supported by families with special needs children






Special needs children stand to benefit if the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2013 or the ABLE Act of 2013 becomes law. The ABLE Act would amend the tax code to allow an individual with a disability to have an account to pay for qualified disability expenses such as personal care, transportation, and education. An ABLE account would be exempt from being used when determining eligibility for means-tested…

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