Category Archives: Health & Safety

Focusing on Nutrition: How Summit Kids Academy Promotes Lifelong Healthy Eating Habits

If you’re concerned about your family’s nutrition, you may have heard the term “clean eating” in your searches for healthy meal plans and ingredients. What is clean eating? Clean eating is a way of looking at the ingredients you put into your body and choosing only whole, unprocessed, and mainly plant-based ingredients. Unrefined and unprocessed grains, flours, and sugars, as well as organic vegetables

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When Sleep Concerns Arise During the Preschool Years: How to Solve Three Common Problems

Parents often believe that night wakings, sleep disturbances, and difficulty getting children to sleep is restricted to the infancy stage. But many parents of preschoolers will notice that sleep concerns may start to crop up around this age, due to changing nap patterns, feelings of separation anxiety, and, well, the fact that your child is no longer in a crib with four sides on

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Halloween and Sensory Issues: 8 Halloween Costumes That Won’t Irritate

Kids love October 31. Every year, it’s a chance to play make believe, to become something else for a night, and to have the great adventure of wandering the neighborhood at night receiving candy and staying out late! But for kids with sensory processing disorder, autism, or other sensory issues, finding a costume that doesn’t itch, rub, or tickle can be very difficult. These

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Seven Tips and Tricks for Introducing New Foods to Your Picky Eater

One of the oldest parenting struggles is the battle to get your kids to eat new foods. Whether your little ones turn their noses up at green vegetables or refuse anything with seasoning or sauce, it can be incredibly frustrating to get them to open their minds, try something new, and put down the plain pasta and fish sticks they rely on for sustenance!

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Moving Your Child’s Bedtime Earlier: How It Can Impact Your Family

Sleep concerns are a part of life for many parents of young children. But there is a simple solution that can reduce the impact of many of these sleep issues. Putting your young child to bed earlier can have a positive effect on his sleep and your wellbeing! Fewer nighttime wake-ups. If your child isn’t overly exhausted because she is going to sleep a

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Aggravating Toddler and Preschooler Sleep Disruptions: How to Navigate Them

Just when you think you’ve gotten past the frequent wakings and feedings of babyhood, toddlerhood and the preschooler years throw you a few curveballs. Nighttime fears and stalling tactics rear their ugly heads around this time in a child’s development. But there are ways to manage these disruptions so that the whole family can get a good night’s sleep. Down, and Then Up Again!

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10 Recipes that Combine Seasonal Produce with Kid-Friendly Flavor!

From tomatoes and watermelons to asparagus and cucumbers, your local grocery store or farmer’s market is brimming with fresh and delicious produce this time of year. Take advantage of this summer’s crops to make healthy and tasty meals, snacks, and desserts for the whole family. Blackberry Citrus Granola Bowl. Blackberries are a juicy and flavorful summer fruit, and they taste delivious when paired with

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Growing a Kid-Friendly Garden: Five Plants That Will Get Little Ones on Board

Our young children can learn so much by helping to maintain a backyard garden. They’ll learn about soil conditions, sunlight, and the way in which seeds grow into seedlings and then full-fledged plants. They’ll also get some experience caring for a living thing and feeling a sense of accomplishment when they nurture it. These five plants are great for little gardeners! Sunflowers. Big, bright,

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Five Tips for Keeping Children Safe and Sound When Enjoying the Water

Whether you love a beach day, prefer relaxing by the pool, or spend your time on boats with family and friends on the weekends, water safety is incredibly important. Even more important is to educate your young children about water safety and to make sure that they take proper precautions while in or near the water. These five tips will allow your family to

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Fostering a Love for Animals in Your Young Child

Young children who develop a loving and positive relationship with animals grow up with a more developed sense of kindness, empathy, and consideration. You don’t necessarily need to have a couple of family dogs or a beloved cat in order for your child to feel positively toward animals. There are many ways to incorporate animals into your child’s life. Here are a few ideas

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