Winter is almost over, and many of us are beginning to dream about a spring or summer vacation. We all know that vacations are a good way to de-stress from everyday life — but did you know that taking time away could improve the overall development of your child? Here’s how:

winter activities boost immune system

That's right winter wonderland lovers! Running around with Frosty and his corncob pipe are actually immune system boosters. 


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:

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.

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.