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  • How to Create a Well-Balanced Summer for the Family

    How to Create a Well-Balanced Summer for the Family

    Being eager about the summer season is a natural, common emotion. There’s nothing like experiencing the bright blue sky, deep green leaves, and endless sunshine. However, all too often in the Electronic Age, kids don’t get the same outdoor activity and restful summer repose that their parents took for granted. It’s easy to spend time looking at computer and television screens instead of…


  • Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs :  New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife

    Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs : New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife

    Sponsored by New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife Join us for a family fun day of FREE Fishing. The Youth Fishing Challenge takes place on June 9, 2018, Free Fishing Day– when no license is required, regardless of age. Check our website www.youthfishingchallenge.nj.gov for a location near you. Youth Fishing Challenge prizes provided by NJ Fish and Wildlife’s HOFNOD Program and generous…


  • Water Safety Info Every Family Needs to Know

  • Rapprochement, an Ideal we Aspire to so Others Can

    Rapprochement, an Ideal we Aspire to so Others Can

     By GainVille In international relations, a rapprochement, which comes from the French word rapprocher (“to bring together”), is a re-establishment of cordial relations. It can be applied to two nations mending relations or it could be applied in varied facets of life in our personal endeavors to connect. Anybody who has a keen interest in politics or has ever taken a university course in…


  • Are Lazy Summers Harming Our Children?

    Are Lazy Summers Harming Our Children?

    By: Julia Chernova M.A., CCC-SLP This is the time of year when I hear parents talk about how they look forward to sleeping in a little more, running to fewer after-school activities and simply relaxing at the beach or pool.  Should we encourage our children to sit back and do nothing this summer when experts are confirming that summers off are one of the most important, yet least…


  • Screen Time and Speech Delays:  Is There a Connection?

    Screen Time and Speech Delays: Is There a Connection?

    Screen time refers to any time that your child is in front of a television, movie theater screen, smart phone, tablet, computer, or hand-held video game device.  Even if your child is watching an educational video, it’s considered screen time.  Is there a possibility that prolonged exposure to screen time can contribute to speech and language delays?  Some experts think so. …


  • Addressing Sibling Aggression: How to Help Your Kids Play Peacefully

    Addressing Sibling Aggression: How to Help Your Kids Play Peacefully

    Yelling, hitting, and fighting between siblings is a natural part of growing up.   Tips to help children learn to resolve interpersonal conflicts. According to the Mayo Clinic, occasional bickering and name-calling prove that a child is learning to speak up for themselves.  Excess confrontations or physical violence, however, can affect the whole family. Constant fighting…


  • 5 Reasons to Stay in the Pool after the Kids go Back to School

    5 Reasons to Stay in the Pool after the Kids go Back to School

    Back-to-school time is here already but we’re not putting away our swimsuits and goggles quite yet, and we hope you don’t either! Swimming has many obvious benefits for kids. This lifelong skill provides kids with an outlet for exercise and of course teaches the very important skill of water safety. However, beyond those obvious advantages, there are a number of developmental benefits that come…

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  • 4 Ways to Calm Yourself When Dealing With Your Child's Potent Emotions

    4 Ways to Calm Yourself When Dealing With Your Child's Potent Emotions

    On the parenting rollercoaster of emotion, it often seems that anger is expressed more than any other, and the daily pressures of life don’t make keeping your cool any easier. Once the feeling erupts, it can be hard to control it. Often parents end up lashing out, and then experience guilt and dismay for their actions.   The parent-child relationship is volatile and knowing how to handle…


  • The Importance of Connecting Daily With Your Kids

    The Importance of Connecting Daily With Your Kids

    Today’s lifestyle is focused on electronic connections. The amount of screen time has exploded along with the information age. Studies show that teens spend approximately nine hours a day in front of screens. Kids aged 8-12 get about six hours of screen time each day, creating a society that is being raised in a digital environment. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more…


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