Twinkly lights, candles, holiday trees and plants, ornaments and other decorations are an important part of holiday celebrations. Besides being festive and fun, the decorations your family brings out every year can help children feel connected to family traditions. To help make sure your decorations are safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics offers some tips:
Among teens, vaping is becoming an increasingly popular past time. The variety of flavors combined with peer pressure and the misguided belief that e-cigarettes and vapes are less harmful than traditional forms of tobacco, are all reasons teens decide to pick up a vape. Once hooked, vaping can be just as addictive as smoking cigarettes.
Setting Social Media Boundaries for Your Family
Whether you use it to keep in touch with old friends, update others on the happenings of life, or to get inspiration, social media can quickly go from a instinctual way to pass time to a toxic, mentally damaging environment. While in its purest form it can be harmless, to prevent it from hurting your families life, it is important to have safeguards in place.
In a recent review of sleep research, researchers found that having a good bedtime routine "gives children the best chances of getting adequate, healthy sleep every day."
Additional research links bedtime routines to improved dental health (when oral hygiene behaviors are incorporated into the routine) and higher levels of school readiness (when reading is incorporated).