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Family Time is the Best Time

We’re heading into the holiday season, and while some may not look forward to the hustle and bustle of the holidays, many acknowledge that family time has a way of giving us warm, fuzzy feelings. The end of the year can bring about some of the best moments. You may look forward to cooking with your… Read more »

Don’t Be Scared. Be Prepared!

Although we wrapped up National Preparedness Month in September, we are still in the thick of hurricane season. As we prepare for cooler weather, it’s important to ensure your family has a plan in place for emergencies. Natural disasters can strike at any moment. Recently in Southern California, wildfires have been threatening many families, as… Read more »

Virtual Learning 101

A new school year is approaching and many parents and teachers have to take an unconventional approach to educate children. Over the past few weeks, return to school has been the main source of stress, anxiety, and frustration for many parents. The community was not fully prepared for the drastic shift. Parents may feel overwhelmed… Read more »

Things to Consider Before Returning to Child Care

Virginia is currently in Phase III of reopening. As the summer is quickly coming to an end, families are planning for the fall. Many parents have returned to work, physically or remotely, but must continue to focus on the health and safety of their children, as well as consider their development and socialization. COVID-19 infections… Read more »

Summer Science Sparks

While summer is typically associated with learning loss, we challenge you to make this is summer full of fun opportunities to keep the gears turning during the summer break. School is out, but the learning continues! The “summer slide” is a term that refers to a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that… Read more »

Look Before You Lock! Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Each summer we see heartbreaking headlines about children being left unattended in hot vehicles.  According to Kids and Cars, over 940 children have died in hot cars nationwide since 1990, and in 2018 alone, a record 52 children died from heat-related deaths. These tragedies can happen to even the most loving, caring and responsible families…. Read more »

Mindfulness in the Midst of COVID-19

During this time of uncertainty, many of us have been given the opportunity to spend more time with our families. For some, this has been a time to reset, recharge, and reconnect. The extra time together is great and much needed. For others, it may be completely overwhelming. Between work, homeschooling, and managing the household,… Read more »

Trauma and Behavior: What You Need to Know

Children feel stress just like we do. They may experience stress from school, learning how to ride a bike by themselves, an upcoming performance, or traumatic events like natural disasters, being abused, neglected, or bullied. These events can overwhelm the child’s natural response to cope. Children may not recognize their anxiety and it may be hard… Read more »

Keeping Your School-Ager Close

While February seems to be the month focused on relationships and love, we can continue to build and maintain these long-lasting connections everyday with our children. From Valentine’s Day in February to International Day of Families in May and National Loving Day in June, the year is filled with different opportunities to teach our children… Read more »

New Year. New Resolutions. Healthier You!

The New Year is a time for fresh starts and resolutions. Many people use the New Year as a chance to set goals and intentions to improve different areas of their lives. From saving money, to exercising, to spending more time with loved ones- setting goals at the start of the year is a great… Read more »