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Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day for my child?

For generations, parents and caregivers have told their children that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In recent years, however, the importance of breakfast has been debated because of competing diet plans and weight-loss strategies, but most experts still agree that a good breakfast is important—especially for children.

By ABC Quality Team on August 25, 2020

How do I help my child deal with grief?

One of the most difficult lessons a new parent or caregiver will have to give to a child is not just the facts of life—but also of death. Grief is a natural part of life but for young children, it can also be hard to understand. From losing a pet, classmate or teacher to more personal losses like that of a family member, children should be handled with extra care as they learn to understand and comprehend the concept of death as well as experiencing grief for the first time.

By ABC Quality Team on August 18, 2020

Can playing in the dirt boost my child’s immune system?

The good news is that a possible solution to helping your child develop a stronger immune system might include an easy piece of advice that most parents never would imagine giving—and that’s telling your kids to play in the dirt.

By ABC Quality Team on August 11, 2020

How do I prepare my child to start daycare?

When it comes to sending your little one off to daycare for the first time, there are steps you can take to make it an easier transition for both you and your child.

By ABC Quality Team on August 4, 2020

How do I become a better stepparent?

When it comes to the image of stepparents in popular culture, the stereotypes that come to mind range from the wicked to the saintly. But the truth of the matter is, stepparents are real people with complex challenges and they play a critical role in creating and maintaining healthy families.

By ABC Quality Team on July 28, 2020