Appropriate Media Use in Early Childhood

Appropriate Media Use in Early Childhood

In the world of parenting we have multiple motivations for introducing our children to electronic devices. It is important to remember that even though we live in a digital driven society the most important thing we can do as parents is interact with our children and ensure that what they are being exposed to online is age appropriate and acceptable. If safety measures are not put in place then inappropriate content more often than not can be accessed simply by two or three clicks of a mouse. The good news is there are multiple ways you as a parent can protect against this;

Patricia McLendon

The Importance of Tummy Time

The Importance of Tummy Time

Mommies with infants do you know the importance of “Tummy Time”?
Because of the amount of time babies spend on their backs sleeping and in “Containers” like car seats, bouncers and swings they need plenty of Tummy Time while awake. Tummy Time improves neck and head control, they are less likely to develop a flat spot on the back of their head and it strengthens back and shoulder muscles. It also encourages the next stage of motor development such as rolling over, supported sitting, sitting alone, crawling and standing alone.

Look Before You Lock!

Look Before You Lock!

With some of the hottest days of summer still ahead of us, child safety advocates are focusing on a recent rising cause of children’s deaths.

Leaving a child in a vehicle on a hot summer day has resulted in 17 deaths in 2014 in the US alone. It’s called hyperthermia or heatstroke, and it can happen faster than you ever imagined. Children or animals left inside a vehicle quickly overheat, resulting in devastating injury, permanent brain damage or death.