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Pennies for Patients: Country Home Families Give Back

August 21, 2012  |  Categories: Events, Giving Back

Students across the country are collecting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters during the Pennies for Patients campaigns benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Since 1994, millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country, and this year Country…

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Back To School 2012

August 14, 2012  |  Categories: Parent Resources, Quick Tips

Back to school time is here. If you haven’t started getting your child ready for the upcoming school year, it’s time to start. There are three major categories parents have to deal with during the back to school prep time: immunizations, school supplies and clothes. Some of you are on the ball and probably have…

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August: Upcoming Events

August 7, 2012  |  Categories: General Child Care

Hi Country Home families. Summer is coming to a close, but we still have plenty of events lined up before it does. Below, you will find all the special events for the month of August listed by date and age group. If you have any questions about a specific event, please contact the front office…

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Household Safety: Poisoning Prevention

August 1, 2012  |  Categories: Parent Resources, Quick Tips

Poisoning Prevention for Children: Poisonings are very common, occurring in about 2 million people a year, with half of those cases involving children under 5 years of age. Parents should keep a list of emergency numbers by the phone at all times. The Poison Control Nationwide Number is 1-800-222-1222 The poison center is quickly available…

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Eat Your Vegetables

July 26, 2012  |  Categories: General Child Care

Want your children to eat more vegetables? Then serve veggies first without other competing foods. That’s the recommendation from a study of 51 children at a daycare center. In the study, Penn State University researchers at different times offered the children meals with no carrots, 30 grams (about one ounce) of carrots, 60 grams or…

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Do Hand Sanitizers Pose A Risk To Children?

July 24, 2012  |  Categories: Parent Resources, Quick Tips

With growing concern about the flu, alcohol-based hand sanitizers (like Purell) are being place in homes, schools, supermarkets, and many other places.  These products use alcohol as a base, and there have been stories, fueled by the media and Internet, that the high alcohol content of these products could pose a health hazard to children….

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Encouraging Your Child To Write

July 20, 2012  |  Categories: Child Development

Long before the children begin the formal writing lessons with pencils and lined paper they are developing the skills they need to write. They begin to imitate writing and pretend to make letters. Learning to write goes through stages of development just like learning to cut with scissors. When a child draws a picture and…

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Growing Pains

July 18, 2012  |  Categories: General Child Care

by Benaroch, MD Q: My 5-year-old son has a lot of pains at night. He keeps waking up and crying, and seems to be very upset. He goes back to sleep, but I think there really is something bothering him. Is this “growing pains”? A:  It could be, but there are a few other questions…

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June 29, 2012  |  Categories: General Child Care

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