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2023 DIY Halloween Costume Trends You Must Dress Your Little One In

(BPT) - Halloween is scary soon! In preparation for the spooky season, Carter’s surveyed parents to determine the top 2023 DIY Halloween costume predictions for babies and toddlers. Partnering …

Fewer home buyers highlights the need for renters insurance

(BPT) - The rental housing market in the United States has reached a 50-year peak, with more than 114 million Americans living in landlord-owned properties. Renting a house, apartment or condo means …

3 Must-Know Child Safety Tips for Peace of Mind at Home or On the Go

(BPT) - As a parent, you want your child to be happy, healthy and safe. As little ones begin to explore the world around them, parents face more challenges and safety becomes top of mind. …

7 tips for women to support their sexual health

(BPT) - While you may spend plenty of your time and energy working on health goals like physical fitness, how much effort do you put toward your urinary and vaginal health? If you've ever had a …

4 simple but uncommon immune health tips from a pharmacist

(BPT) - Maintaining a strong immune system is vital for overall well-being and fighting off illnesses. While practices like washing hands and stocking up on vitamin C are common, there are …

Curious about weight loss drugs? Try these 5 practical tips first

(BPT) - Drugs for treating diabetes that also help people lose weight have been in the news a lot lately. The buzz around these medications leads many to hope they're a silver bullet for curing …

How cognitive behavioral treatment works to treat teenage substance abuse

Sandstone Care examined how encouraging teens to change their thoughts and behaviors can help them overcome substance abuse.  

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Teen Talk: What’s weighing on teens’ minds and mental health
(BPT) - It’s not uncommon for teens to experience heightened levels of stress, anxiety and depression during the school year as they contend with known stressors like bullying, peer pressure, …
Hello, Fall Photo Ops
(BPT) - Fall is finally here, and after a long, hot summer we can’t wait for all the fall things: pumpkin carving, leaf peeping, yummy treats, cozy sweaters — family photos! As parents, …
4 strategies to make learning fun for your kids
(BPT) - Supporting your child's early learning opportunities isn't just important for the present. Doing so can plant the seeds for future success. According to the National Institute of Children …
How to maximize baby’s wardrobe to save during the early years
(BPT) - There's no shortage of expenses when you’re bringing a baby into the world. From diapers and gadgets to nurseries and their wardrobes, the cost of welcoming your little one into the …
Set Children Up for Day Care Success: 6 ways parents can prep little ones for child care
(Family Features) Long days of school, first trips to day care or even a return from a period of at-home care can be difficult or downright nerve-wracking for parents and children alike.
Help Kids See Their Way To A Good Education
(NAPSI)—If any of the approximately 74 million schoolchildren in the U.S. is someone you care about, here’s something you may want to look into: According to the National Institutes of Health …
Investing in your well-being: 3 ways to achieve your goals with the help of this app
(BPT) - Many people today are focused on wellness, and there are lots of apps to track it. Since wellness encompasses physical, mental and financial health, wouldn’t you want an app that covers …
How to help children develop language skills
(BPT) - When it comes to language development in young children, there is no substitute for genuine human interaction. Whether it occurs within the nurturing confines of home or at preschool, talking …
Planning a holiday dinner? Don't let a clogged pipe ruin the night
(BPT) - The fall and winter holidays are known as the cooking holidays when friends and family gather to share a meal and celebrate the season. If you're planning to host this year, you know there's …

5 Tips to Be an After-School Mealtime Hero

(Family Features) Put your worries aside and become a true after-school hero with these timesaving, delicious meal planning strategies while giving back to communities in need.

6 ways to spark your child's curiosity and passion for science

(BPT) - Kids and teenagers nationwide are starting a new school year, which offers parents a chance to evaluate the ways they can support and encourage their children to help them succeed. Parents …

Are you a member of the 'sandwich generation'? How to help your aging parents

(BPT) - If you have kids in school plus parents who need more help as they're aging, you may be part of the population called the "sandwich generation." Basically, your days are overflowing with …

More news about your kids and family

Comparing the prevalence of learning disabilities, from kids to adults

Marker Learning gathered statistics from a report on the National Health Interview Survey on children with learning disability diagnoses, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for indicators of learning disabilities in adults, and other medical reports to look at the differences between learning disabilities in adults and children.  

How to use technology to stay more connected as a family

(BPT) - As your kids head into their teenage years, it can seem harder to feel connected. Between after-school activities and homework — not to mention socializing with friends — finding …