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Hampton Roads School Calendar Schedules

Hampton Roads School Calendar Schedules

It's that time of the year again when Hampton Roads Parents need to start thinking about Back-to-School.   to help everyone get started, here are direct links to your school districts 2010-2011 School calendar.  Most of the links go to printable pdf documents, so you can print them out and post on your fridge. Here are the School [...]

Surf and Adventure Surf Lessons and Surfing Camps

Surf and Adventure Surf Lessons and Surfing Camps

Hampton Roads kids have a great opportunity for learning to surf, get some exercise  and sun & fun all at once.  Surf & Adventure offers surf lessons and 2-3 day surf camps at both Sandbridge and Virginia Beach.  Lessons are still available going into the month of August. Kids 8 and up can sign up and all surfboards are [...]

The Pros and Perils of Online Symptom Checkers for Parents

The Pros and Perils of Online Symptom Checkers for Parents

Your child has a fever and a stomachache. You’re not sure what to do. So you reach for—your laptop? The AAP just launched the KidsDoc Symptom Checker, which helps look up specific symptoms by body part. More and more, that’s what many parents are doing. Over the past few years, the amount of health information available on the [...]

How to Pack Healthy Snacks for the Beach

How to Pack Healthy Snacks for the Beach

Summer is finally here and it’s time to hit the beach. But summer doesn’t give us the right to eat poorly. It’s important to stay healthy all year round. Relaxing at the beach is a great way to spend the day, but make sure you bring some healthy treats to share. Before you set out for a day at the beach, it’s always smart to plan [...]

Parents – Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Parents – Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the owners who were swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been [...]

The Quality of Early Experiences Shape Children’s Brain Development

The Quality of Early Experiences Shape Children’s Brain Development

Isn’t it wonderful when you get simple information that can make a big difference in understanding your child?  Sometimes the concept of brain development can seem too complicated or overwhelming. What if I told you optimal brain development can occur very easily through every day experiences? It is really exciting to have [...]

How Parents Can Help Prevent Doctor Errors

How Parents Can Help Prevent Doctor Errors

Doctors make mistakes. And they make them more frequently than you might think. That’s the finding of anew study published in this month's Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The researchers surveyed more than a thousand pediatricians—community pediatricians, academic pediatricians, and pediatricians in [...]

Kellog Cereals Recalls 28 Million Boxes of Cereals

Kellog Cereals Recalls 28 Million Boxes of Cereals

Kellogg recalled 28 million boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks cereals, "saying a 'waxy' smell and flavor coming from the package liners could make people sick," reported the AP. A Kellogg spokeswoman said about 20 people complained about the off odor, and five reported nausea and vomiting, but Kellogg maintains [...]

AAP Releases Guidelines for Young Athletes with Hypertension

AAP Releases Guidelines for Young Athletes with Hypertension

Earlier this month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued new guidelines concerning young athletes with mildly elevated blood pressure. The guidelines state that youth with high blood pressure are safe to participate in sports, but notes that kids with more serious blood pressure problems need to make training and lifestyle changes [...]

Fireworks for Virginia Beach 2010

Fireworks for Virginia Beach 2010

Local residents and tourists can enjoy big Fireworks events at either Mt. Trashmore or the Oceanfront.  Both fireworks displays will start at 9:30 pm this year. Mt. Trashmore July 4th Celebration Date: Sunday, July 4 Time:   Events from 4 to 10 p.m. Parking: Limited onsite parking will be available - $5 per car. Mt. Trashmore is [...]

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