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What can parents expect from the 2022-23 flu season?

As we enter fall and winter months without previous years’ COVID-19 safety precautions and restrictions, parents and caregivers can expect a fairly wide circulation of seasonal respiratory illnesses at school and in child care centers. This includes seasonal influenza viruses, or the flu, which has been much less widespread in the past two years.

By ABC Quality Team on October 11, 2022

How do I help my child unplug with a digital detox?

It’s next to impossible to avoid screens at this day and age. Technology and electronics play a large role in our lives at school, at work, at home and while traveling. While our electronic devices have the potential to enrich our lives and ability to learn, there are also definite drawbacks linked to excessive screen time, including increased aggression, problems sleeping, anxiety, poor academic performance and more.

By ABC Quality Team on October 4, 2022

What are tips for packing healthier school lunches?

The start of a new school year is a great time to begin new habits that help set your child up for success. One way parents and caregivers can help their child achieve their full potential this year is by ensuring they have access to a nutritious school lunch.

By ABC Quality Team on September 27, 2022

How can parents and caregivers support children through challenging times?

Parents and caregivers raising young children today have already navigated over two years of community crisis. Since 2020, parents have had to maintain their own mental and physical health throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, and during that, may have neglected what toll this sort of event can take on their child. Though children can be very naturally resilient, disruptions in school schedules, sick family members, changes in financial circumstances and more can all leave lasting impacts, making the thoughtful guidance and support of parents and caregivers crucial during times of community stress and tension. Here are a few ways to positively parent through traumatic events and emerge on the other side with resilient children.

By ABC Quality Team on September 20, 2022

The importance of properly fitting shoes for kids

Parents and caregivers with young children know just how quickly their little ones outgrow clothes and shoes, but it may come as a surprise that nearly two-thirds of American children are wearing shoes that are too small. According to a 2020 study, of those children wearing too-small shoes, 48 percent had shoes one size too small, and 19 percent were wearing shoes that were two sizes too small. While frequent shoe shopping for your child may seem like a hassle, it’s especially important for little feet to have properly fitting shoes.

By ABC Quality Team on September 13, 2022