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What Are Food Allergies?

What Are Food Allergies?

A food allergy is when your body has a reaction to a certain food. This reaction is caused by your body's immune system, which is what protects you from diseases. You might have a minor reaction (for example, hives or itchy skin or lips). You could also have a more serious reaction (for example, your throat or tongue may swell, or you [...]

Help Kids Feel Safe During a Hurricane

Help Kids Feel Safe During a Hurricane

If a Hurricane seems mighty scary to you as an adult, imagine how terrifying it can appear to a child.  How you go about dealing with preparation for the impending hurricane and how you explain what is happening,to your child, will make a world of difference in their stress level.  With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the Hampton Roads area, [...]

Parent Alert – Allergies to Car Seats

Parent Alert – Allergies to Car Seats

If you have a child, infant or toddler who has a rash or bad case of eczema, and the child still sits in a car seat, please read this information.  Some children appear to be having allergic reactions to the fabrics used in car seats that have been treated with various chemicals, probably relating to fire retardant safety. A Missouri [...]

Kid-Friendly Pinto Pony Sandwich Recipe

Kid-Friendly Pinto Pony Sandwich Recipe

Summer is a fun time to experiment with food,especially with the kids.  In fact, there are many kids around the country that are actually good little chefs already, and I'm sure we have quite a few in the Hampton Roads area. Encourage your little chefs to play with their food with this cute little Pinto Pony sandwich.  Sometimes [...]

Why Kindergarten Kids Do Need Technology

Why Kindergarten Kids Do Need Technology

There has been a lot of talk about technology and young children. This has hit home with me. While a Kindergarten teacher for many years, I was always told, technology was not in the best interest of my students. They can’t read, they can’t write, they don’t have fine motor skills, so they do not need computers or technology. My [...]

Doctors Recommend Rear Facing Car Seats Until Age Two

Doctors Recommend Rear Facing Car Seats Until Age Two

New guidelines have recently been issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding kids car seats.  Parents are now told that they should keep their child's car seat facing rear until their second birthday.  Previous advice was to turn the kids around at age one. Based primarily on a 2007 University of Virginia study finding that [...]

Giving antibiotics too soon can be a real pain in the ear

Giving antibiotics too soon can be a real pain in the ear

Your 3-year-old is cranky, has a little fever, and is telling you that his ear hurts. Time to call the doctor and go get a prescription for antibiotics, right? Well, maybe not. It turns out the most ear infections get better all by themselves, without antibiotics. We’ve known this for a while. In fact, way back in 2004 the [...]

Calzone Hearts a Valentine Dinner for Kids

Calzone Hearts a Valentine Dinner for Kids

Kids will have fun helping to make these cute calzone hearts for dinner.  Filled with mozzarella cheese, turkey pepperoni and marinara sauce, these are a sure hit.  Add in the marinara dipping sauce and you can’t miss. Kids can help:  Filling the dough and crimping edges. Dough Ingredients 1 pkg yeast 1 Tbsp [...]

From Gimme to Giving

From Gimme to Giving

Often as a parent we believe we are teaching our kids values that are important to us, yet we also want to give to our children. I find that many times parents are shocked that their child had a break down at the store or temper tantrum about wanting a toy or goodie. But what we sometimes forget is that we are teaching our [...]

Talking to your teen about Four Loko

Talking to your teen about Four Loko

Parents, we wanted to alert you to information provided by Children’s Hospital Boston doctor,  John Knight, MD, director of Children’s Hospital Boston’s Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research(CeASAR), as he comments on how parents can talk to their teens about the potential danger of Four Loko. If you read the papers [...]