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How can I help my child handle stress?

How can I help my child handle stress?

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Stress is the way our bodies and minds react to a particular challenge or situation. By recognizing the signs and symptoms of stress, you can help your child learn to manage his or her responses in a healthier way.

Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

Did you know inadequate sleep has been linked to increased risk of accidents, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and depression?  With school in full swing, make sure your children are getting the recommended amount of sleep.  The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend the following for optimal health:

Protect Your Child from Heat-Related Illnesses

Protect Your Child from Heat-Related Illnesses

Children are at risk for heat-related illnesses when exposed to heat and humidity without proper hydration. What is a heat illness? When your child’s body produces too much heat (e.g., running vigorously) or is unable to cool down when exposed to intensive heat (e.g., sitting in a hot car with the windows rolled up), it…