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Flu Season: What Parents Should Know

It’s flu season! October and November are recognized by the CDC as the best time of year to vaccinate children against the flu, since most outbreaks of the flu occur December-March. Learn the best way to prevent the flu and what to do if your children are showing signs that they’re sick.

Protecting Your Child Against Sexual Abuse During the Summer

Source: one tough job

As we get our children ready for their summer activities, we know we need to pack certain items for their safety: the bug spray to guard against mosquitoes and other pests, sunscreen to protect against burning, water bottles and snacks to keep them hydrated and fed, and maybe a few band aids for those inevitable bumps and bruises. We think automatically about these things because we want to protect our kids and keep them safe from harm. But, we also need to think about other things that could potentially harm them – other people.

Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse this Summer

Source: the Mama Bear Effect

The school year is coming to an end, and there are endless requests and advertisements for summer babysitters, camps, playdates, carpools, and extended visits with family. We’re striving for the right balance between supervision and freedom, entertainment and healthy boredom. There are likely to be a variety of activities and people our children will be involved with, which means we need to remain vigilant and keep open communication about body safety.

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