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Reminders to help keep your family safe and healthy during the coronavirus outbreak

March 17, 2020

Escalating concerns about COVID-19 can make children and families anxious. The following tips can help your family adjust to the “new normal” and stay safe and healthy. How to protect your family’s health. The simplest advice can be found on Google’s home page that features “DO THE FIVE,” a summary of basic steps from the […]

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Keep your family safe this July 4

July 2, 2019

Independence Day is a time for family, cookouts, laughter and fireworks. Quite simply, it’s a day dedicated to celebrating the joy of summer. As you break out the sparklers and hotdogs, keep these tips in mind to keep your family and friends safe this July 4. Obey the law Rules and regulations vary by county, […]

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Healthier holiday snacks for your family!

November 16, 2018

Holiday treats and snacks can consume us this time of year. Offering someone a tasty treat is a way of showing someone you care for them and are wishing them a happy holiday season. This year, show them you care by skipping the high calorie treats and offering healthier options. Here are some healthier alternatives […]

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Head back-to-school with CHS: Our favorite back-to-school recipes!

August 15, 2018

Mango Mango Salad Courtesy of Heather Morgan, VP of Communications and Brand 3 mangoes, diced 4 kiwi, diced 2 c. blueberries 2-3 c. strawberries, cut 1 tbsp fresh lime juice 2 tbsp orange juice 2 tbsp nonfat Greek yogurt Mixed greens Blend in mixer: 1/3 cup of diced mangoes, lime juice, orange juice and Greek […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Activities for the Family

March 5, 2018

Celebrating holidays throughout the year is always a fun time for families to spend extra time together. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, it’s a great opportunity to provide you and your family with some fun St. Patrick’s Day activities. While wearing your green and keeping an eye out for leprechauns, try out a few […]

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Talking to Children about the Parkland Shooting

February 20, 2018

The devastating shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School has evoked many emotions—sadness, grief, helplessness, anxiety, and anger. Children struggling to cope with or understand their feelings may turn to trusted adults for help and guidance. Here are 5 things to consider when talking to your child about the tragedy. Start the conversation: After you […]

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5 Facts about Becoming a Foster Parent

February 15, 2018

Far too many families have missed the opportunity to foster because of common myths and misconceptions. We don’t want anyone to miss out on the chance to change lives! The requirements and day-to-day expectations vary with unique circumstances, but a little knowledge can go a long way — especially when the right information can make […]

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Understanding and overcoming adoption challenges

November 22, 2017

From the moment they take their first step into adoption, adoptive parents are faced with unique challenges: Attachment challenges Attachment is an emotional connection between a child and a caregiver that is neurologically and biologically driven.  Adopted children have experienced several broken or inappropriate attachments with significant people in their lives. This history of loss […]

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When it’s not just “typical” teenage behavior …

October 25, 2017

As parents, we understand that kids go through all types of stages and phases … and we also know that some of the most important life lessons can occur when our kids face and overcome fears, and we celebrate their triumphs together. But how do you know if your child’s behavior is just another stage […]

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How to tell if your child is a victim of bullying

October 19, 2017

Parents are one of the best lines of defense in stopping a bully. While bullying is still a major topic in schools today with a reported 1 in 4 kids experiencing physical, mental or verbal attacks. Social media like Snapchat, Instagram and Twitch are bringing bullies off school property with cyberbullying.  Teachers, school staff and […]

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