Raising Healthy and Happy Children

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Growing up is hard as children experience a variety of feelings and emotions for the first time. As a parent, we know you want to give answers to your children when they ask those hard questions. Here are some resources and strategies to help you raise healthy and happy children.

Your child may experience stress from a variety of triggers including bullying, dealing with death or being involved in too many activities.  Here is a mixture of articles to help you ease your child's fears and anxiety.

Children may act out in a variety of ways.  Learn what is normal infant to teen behavior in this series of articles.  

Emotions and Behavior Features

Errands Survival Kit
To many kids, errands are boring, tiring, and just a big drag. But there are ways to make the errand-running easier on all of you.

Toilet Teaching Your Child
Even before your child is ready to try the potty, you can prepare your little one by teaching about the process. Here are some tips.

Teaching Your Child Self-Control
Tantrums and outbursts can rile even the most patient parents. Helping kids learn self-control teaches them how to respond to situations without just acting on impulse.


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