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Fluoride Treatments and Kids

In recent years, the use of fluoride treatments in children’s dental hygiene has been met with some concern. How much is enough; and can it become a potential health issue for a child if too much is ingested?  However, a fundamental understanding of what fluoride is, how much is needed and what it does, should help dispel any misunderstandings that may be prevalent regarding
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Your Kids and Sleep

While it may be difficult to get your children to sleep at night or for naps, it is crucial that they are well rested for their growth and development. Children who don’t get enough sleep tend to get sick more often, perform worse in school, and have more behavior problems than those who get at least the recommended number of hours every night. The
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Family Road Trip Ideas

There’s nothing quite like the experience of throwing some bags into the car and heading out for that long-dreamed about road trip. Leaving for any type of vacation with kids in tow, let alone a road trip, can be quite the hassle. However, the family road trip can be an excellent bonding experience and offers vacationers the freedom of moving at their own pace
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Sideline-screaming parents score own-goal in kids sports

by  chipgriffin  Sport is a great way for kids to learn team-building skills, improve their confidence, demonstrate leadership qualities and make new friends. But there’s an invidious movement that’s threatening to undermine everything that’s brilliant about youth sports; it’s time to blow the whistle on parents who holler from the sidelines. Shouting out instructions to your kid is distracting and counter-productive. And jeering at the other side
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Tips for making sure your kids get a good night’s sleep

Good sleep is essential to your child’s development and wellbeing. When a child does not get the rest they need, it can result in a variety of behavioural and academic problems. Lack of sleep can mean lower test scores and increased irritability toward family and peers. Here are some tips for making sure your child gets the best night of sleep possible. Avoid foods
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Three Easy Ways to Save Money Around the House

Saving money is one of the most challenging aspects of budgeting. From the daily expenses like groceries and bills to any unexpected expenses like hospital bills or home repairs, it often feels like more money is being spent rather than saved. Even though it feels as if you have cut back everywhere you possibly can, there might be some easy ways to save you
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Au pair agency London: What to Ask before Hiring

Image by: XplorerEcuador Outside of your immediate family, there is nobody more important than the Au Pair you bring into your home. After all, not only will your new hire be living with you, but, most critically, will be taking care of your precious little one(s). It never fails to amaze, those parents who treat Au Pairs as anything but a members of their
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5 Creative Ideas for a Winter Sleepover

Wintertime usually limits a lot of activities that kids enjoy. Most parents like to save special occasions for the summer if they can so their kids have more options. Though winter is not always ideal for a get together, kids need to be able to enjoy their friends and family without having to go outside or wait for the weather to warm up. A
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Coping With Sleepover When You’re A Bedwetter

Image by: Naoya Fujii While bedwetting is more common than we realise, coping with the fear of wetting the bed can be tough on kids when they’re away on a sleepover. Here are some top tips to help you child cope. How Parents Can Help Helping kids to stay dry is a team effort. The family needs to be encouraging both inside and outside
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Educational and Fun: Messy Play Ideas

Kids love getting a little messy, as it generally means having a bit of fun. And while you may not love having to clean up the mess afterwards, there are times when it’s worth it: if it means your children get a chance to explore the world in a hands-on, experiential way, instead of passively watching a screen. In fact, active learning is one
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