Tag Archive: Children

Summer Canning Methods with Your Children

At this point in the summer, many parents are at a loss for what to do to keep their children engaged and “off the couch.” How about a focus on healthy eating and food preservation? If you have a backyard garden be sure to pick the fruits and vegetables at their peak readiness. If you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/07/08/summer-canning-methods-with-your-children/

Water Safety is Key to a Fun-Filled Summer at the Pool

Summer is here!  As the long, hot days of summer move forward there are many things to consider when it comes to children and water safety. Each summer we hear of tragic incidents of children drowning in pools, spas, and other bodies of water.  These tragedies may be avoided by following a few simple tips …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/06/23/water-safety-is-key-to-a-fun-filled-summer-at-the-pool/

Car Seats and Tethers: How, What and Why

As a child passenger safety technician/instructor for the past twenty years, I am always amazed at how quickly technology changes in the field. Both car seat and vehicle manufacturers are constantly testing innovations, making it difficult to know exactly how to properly use a car seat. One innovation that tends to give caregivers problems …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/04/26/car-seats-and-tethers-how-what-and-why/

Ghoulishly Good Practices for Halloween

From candy to pumpkins to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and adults alike. However, it can pose dangers. To help make this year’s trick-or-treat a safe and fun time, follow these simple safety tips compiled by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

CREATIVE COSTUMES:
Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/10/16/ghoulishly-good-practices-for-halloween/

Keep an Eye on Your Eye Health – August is National Eye Exam Month

Most of us are willing to go to the doctor or the dentist, which are both part of taking care of our health. However, do you go to the eye doctor? If not, you definitely should add it to your healthy lifestyle regime. Eye exams at every age and stage of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/08/05/keep-an-eye-on-your-eye-health-august-is-national-eye-exam-month/

Packing a Healthy School Lunch

Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you know which nutritious foods they are eating. Here are some budget-friendly, creative ideas to keep kids happy and healthy at lunchtime.

Make a “Smarter” Sandwich:

While some kids prefer the same thing every day, others may be okay with a slight switch to their sandwich.

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/08/29/packing-a-healthy-school-lunch/

Some Things are Too Important to Say Nothing: Talking with Your Children about Money

Child Talking to Parent

Most parents would not allow their child to play in the street or to touch a hot stove because parents understand that these actions have consequences and the consequences are serious. If you don’t talk with your child about money and allow them to observe you exhibiting positive financial behaviors, this can also have serious consequences. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/03/17/some-things-are-too-important-to-say-nothing-talking-with-your-children-about-money/

Boosters Are For Big Kids

Piper is 7 years old.  She goes to school, plays with dolls, and loves to visit friends.  Piper’s career goal is to take over the world through “flower power”.  When Piper travels, she sits in a booster seat that makes her seat belt fit perfectly.  In a crash, Piper’s seat belt will keep her in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2012/07/06/boosters-are-for-big-kids/