Screen Time: Questions & Answers for Parents

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Screens are anything that give off electromagnetic radiation in the visual spectrum – televisions, computer monitors, tablets, smartphones, children’s toy computers, Kindles, or even the Apple watch.  They are also the subject of much controversy.  In many ways they have changed our lives for the better.  In other ways, research now shows that they can have long-lasting, negative effects, especially for children under the age of 5 years.  So how much screen time is good for your child?

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The Importance of Predictable Routines

The Importance of Predictable Routines

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If you want your child to feel safe, establish as much routine in his life as possible.  Children feel the most secure when their lives are predictable.  When adults provide environments that feel safe, children learn that they can trust others to take care of them and meet their needs, so they become free to relax and explore their world.  They also learn what to expect, which makes them more confident in both themselves and the world around them.  They know they will not be confronted with unfamiliar tasks for which they are unprepared.

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Healthy Eating Habits for Your Growing Stars

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What children eat and drink during their early years can affect their health for many years to come. General eating habits are formed in the first few years of life so it is very important that we encourage our children to eat good, wholesome, nutritious food.  As a parent, one of the most important things you can do is make sure your children eat a varied, balanced diet to meet their high energy and nutrient needs.

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