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12/8/2016

Know! To Safeguard Your Home for the Holidays

ThinkstockPhotos-175260441-1.jpgYou happily agreed to host this year’s holiday gathering. You have the house beautifully decorated, the dinner table is set, and your many guests are arriving. You have everything in place and your celebration appears to be nicely unfolding, as planned. But what about the young lady who just disappeared into the upstairs bathroom, where you keep your prescription medications? She now has full access to your prescriptions stored in the medicine cabinet. That wasn’t part of the plan.


12/1/2016

Know! Positive Relationships Build Character

ThinkstockPhotos-105662948-1.jpgOne of the greatest gifts you can give your children cannot be bought online or in-store. While it is not likely to be on their holiday wish list, this gift is likely to bring your children greater happiness with lifelong benefits. We are talking about the gift of positive relationships and character development.


11/21/2016

Know! To Laugh Your Way Through The Holidays

ThinkstockPhotos-170083077-1.jpgThe holiday season is upon us, along with the anxiety and stress that are likely to accompany it (for a variety of reasons). And where there is stress, there are people attempting to cope. How does that look in your home? We’ve got a healthy coping strategy to help you through all the hustle and bustle; it’s one that doesn’t always get its due credit, but one the whole family can benefit from: laughter.


11/17/2016

Know! To Recognize and Support Military Families

ThinkstockPhotos-456098055-1.jpgVeterans Day was Nov. 11; an opportunity to thank all military personnel, past and present, for their service and sacrifice for our country and our freedom. As you continue to share your appreciation, please extend your gratitude and recognition to all the military family members as well – for their sacrifice is also great.
 


11/9/2016

Know! To Focus on Positive Prevention Strategies

ThinkstockPhotos-603853144-1.jpgAs a parent or other caring adult, when we look to prevent or change particular behaviors in children, we sometimes do so by attempting to instill fear (scare tactics). Prevention experts advise that scare tactics and over-dramatic statements will not get the attention of your child when talking about substance abuse prevention.


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