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Exercise tips for busy parents on the move

Life is full of long ‘to do’ lists and when you’re a parent, the list is never-ending. We have all heard it said that we need to fill our own cup before we can fill others, but sometimes that cup stays empty far too long. 

As a working mother of three, I know the importance of structured routine and staying organized. If you are a parent on the move and want to stay active but are pressed for time, I encourage you to think about the possibility of five minutes. Yes, just five minutes.

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Teaching kids about 9-1-1

It’s important to teach your child age-appropriate information about how and when to call 9-1-1. You can teach younger children to call 9-1-1 if they’re with someone who is really hurt or really sick. Someone who is really hurt or sick might include a person who cannot breathe, a person you cannot wake up, or a person who has an injury that is bleeding really badly.

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Top 10 books to help your child with anxiety

Anxiety can be crippling. It can stop you in your tracks and paralyze you, send you into a fit of anger, or even make you physically sick. Imagine going through that as a child who has no idea what is happening or why.


Children experience anxiety and nervousness more often than parents might think. Understanding that sweaty hands and an upset stomach may be related to their upcoming test or that the angst they are feeling about making a new friend could be causing their headaches does not come naturally. 

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First aid tips to teach kids

Editor’s Note: Consider registering your older child or teenager in a licensed first aid program to make sure they have the most accurate and up-to-date knowledge, especially if they are in a position where they may be unsupervised. 

Parents can take every precaution possible to keep their kids safe but accidents happen. It is never too early to start teaching your kids basic first aid skills and what to do in an emergency. If your child gets injured, remain calm and talk them through the steps you are taking while applying ice, bandages, or treating a bug bite. The skills you teach them now will be used for a lifetime. 

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