Archive for September 2017
How to Volunteer Responsibly?
Volunteering is a great thing to do. But if you don’t choose your experience wisely, you could end up doing more harm than good – both for the people you’re trying to help and yourself. Workplaces offering paid volunteer days for retirees wishing to contribute after retirement and their employees, with record numbers of students…Read More
Stay Safe The best way to protect yourself and others from HIV is to practice safe behaviors. Safe is the way to play. You can play safe by: If you have vaginal or anal sex always use a condom because the best way to guard against HIV and prevent STIs are condoms. Always use sterile…Read More
About Child Abuse…
For many children, it can be very difficult to recognize abuse. Growing up in a family where abuse or violence occurs, can lead many kids to believe that this the normal way that family members treat each other. Also, if an everyday experience of family life involves pushing, beating, hitting, shoving or angry name calling,…Read More
Coping with Natural Disasters
What are Natural Disasters? Natural disasters are natural events with often tragic consequences. Earthquakes, volcanos, cyclones, fires, and floods are all natural hazards that can cause a disaster. In the United States, we are prone to many different kinds of natural disasters and recently we have seen the devastating effects of fires, cyclones, flood and…Read More
Dealing with Conflict
Childhood is the training ground for youngsters to learn how to negotiate the world, school, relationships and living. It is a social experience from which kids reinforce and develop their skills as they grow into adulthood. Helping them to communicate their needs and wants, manage conflict and effectively resolve disputes can be a challenge, requiring…Read More
Sugar – How Much is OK to Eat?
Consuming too much energy, whether from carbohydrates or fat, including sugar, will make you gain weight. This excess weight, if left unchecked, increases your risk of lifestyle-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends children and adults limit their intake of free sugars to less than 10%…Read More
The First Five Years – Early Child Development
The first five years of a child’s life are vital for development. The experiences youngsters have in these years help them form the adults they’re going to become. Over anything else, your relationship along with your kid shapes the manner your kid develops and learn. About early child development. Development is the term used to…Read More
Early Childhood Literacy
Literacy involves meaning-making with materials that humans use to communicate and they can be visual, spoken, written, drawn or sung. Definitions vary according to theories, personal values and culture. Literacy development is a foundation for socializing with others, doing well in school, developing independence, working and managing money. To be literate, children learn in a variety…Read More
Social Media – An Overview for Parents
In the past decade, the use of social media platforms has exploded and is a part of everyday life for most young people and children. Social media is a great way to keep up with family and friends, but there are risks associated with social media and children need support to explore their online world safely. What is…Read More
Why Preschoolers get Aggressive?
Why it happens and what to do about it? Aggression is a normal part of a child’s development, as shocking as it may be to you. Lots of children this age kick, hit, scream themselves in the face or grab toys from classmates, from time to time. The cause may be a simple case of…Read More