Raising kids in the Internet age is a new reality. You probably use the Internet and your children likely have access to it as well. While new technology can offer exciting and important opportunities for your kids, it’s essential that you do your research and know what your child is doing online. It can be easy for natural curiosity to take over if kids aren’t taught how to safely use the Internet.
While it may be the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season can also be one of the most exhausting. We are all busy checking our lists twice, and it often becomes easy to overlook the simple steps you can take to protect yourself.
How well can your child see? You may think it would be obvious, but that can actually be a very difficult question to answer. Without obvious signs such as squinting or sitting close to the TV, vision problems are easy to miss. It happens all the time. Vision problems often show up in unexpected ways. In fact, children who can’t see well are often misdiagnosed with learning or behavioral disabilities. They often find it difficult to focus, and have to work so much harder to keep up with the other children - whether it’s in the classroom or on the soccer field. That can lead to fatigue, frustration and a short attention span.
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