6 Things You Can Do to Guard Your Kids From Sexual Abuse

Every child, everywhere, is at risk of sexual abuse. Although we all want to protect our kids from sex crimes, subconsciously we believe that they are not at a large risk of sexual abuse because “those crimes happen to other children.” Yet the statistics about child sexual abuse are terribly alarming. 10 percent of all children (one…

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The silent tragedy affecting today’s children

There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it concerns our most precious jewels – our children. Through my work with hundreds of children and families as an occupational therapist, I have witnessed this tragedy unfolding right in front of my eyes. Our children are in a devastating emotional state! Talk to teachers…

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The most valuable things in your child’s life aren’t things!

What do children really need? What is our perception of our kids’ needs? Are we providing them with what they truly need?  These questions have crossed my mind as I spend hours observing children at the beach. You see children basically dragging themselves to the beach carrying their tablets and iPads while their parents are…

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Why Simplifying May Protect Our Children’s Mental Health

TRACY GILLETT When my Dad was growing up he had one sweater each winter. One. Total. He remembers how vigilantly he cared for his sweater. If the elbows got holes in them my Grandma patched them back together. If he lost his sweater he’d recount his steps to find it again. He guarded it like…

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RIP Currents: Break the Grip

The roaring waves are beautiful to listen to and playing in them can be fun, as well. But, please be extra vigilant to watch weak swimmers. They will tire quickly and can also be bowled over and under those strong waves and disappear in an instant. Learn about rip currents and how you can free…

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