Hot Topics for Parents

Educational resources for parents to talk with their children.

Preparing your Child for a Hurricane

Children and teenagers can become anxious when their routines are disrupted by natural disasters such as a hurricane or tropical storms. Parents should try to address those fears in a factual, reassuring manner.  If you remain calm, your children will often follow your behavior.

Video/Social Media Game Safety

The latest trend amongst children and teens is video and social media games that encourage catching and collecting virtual characters. While these games encourage activity and family togetherness, they also cause safety and security concerns for families.

Natural Disaster Preparation for Families with Children

During preparation time, at the occurrence of, and in the aftermath of natural disasters such as hurricanes, children are likely to experience fear and anxiety, manifested by moderate to intense periods of hyperactivity, distraction, clinging to parents, excessive talking and sometimes regression of learned behaviors such as toilet training and sleeping in their own bed.

Healthy Tips for Kids Infographic

Healthy, happy kids grow up to be healthy, happy adults. It’s a parent’s responsibility to instill good habits early on. Read on for more healthy tips for kids about eating nutritiously, spending time outdoors, clocking enough sleep, limiting screen time and staying fit and active from childhood to adolescence and beyond.

How to Talk to Your Child About Violence in the Media

The alarming events in recent news from  Newtown, CT, have continued to shock and sadden us all. As we take time to reflect, we’d like to share some resources for parents on how to talk to their children about difficult, and often frightening topics, such as violence and how it may affect them.

A Silent Cry for Help: Cutting and Self-Mutilation

Acording to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 2 million people in the United States—mainly female teenagers—intentionally injure themselves every year. While self-mutilation can be a one-time, experimental occurrence, experts say this unhealthy coping mechanism can become addictive.

Talking about money troubles with your child

Skyrocketing prices at the grocery store and high costs at the fuel pumps are forcing families cross the nation to rein in their spending habits. Adjustments can be challenging for all members of the family, including children. But take heart—it’s all a matter of reframing the situation and turning it into a positive experience for the entire family.

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13400 SW 120th Street
Suite 100
Miami, FL 33186

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