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SPORTS INJURIES: HELP YOUR KIDS AVOID THEM

Posted on: September 30th, 2010 by Angela Ardolino No Comments

It’s always exciting to watch your kids being active, having fun and enjoying themselves in sports activities. With that excitement comes concern for their safety as well.

Below are you’ll find ways to help your kids stay fit and injury-free!

Does the Shoe Fit?

Make sure the equipment your child is using matches the sport and fits properly. Improper fit can not only cause discomfort but injuries as well.

Safe Playing Field

Make sure the area your kids will be playing is free from holes or uneven surfaces that may cause your child to trip and/or fall.

Make Safety a Priority

Sports and activities that can be physical should always have adult supervision. Being safe and alert in the environment should be a requirement for anyone supervising the sport and activity. Also, hold your kids accountable for properly stretching, following directions, etc. to remain safe and avoid injury.

Click here to read the Parents in Action article and learn more.

FINDING GREAT CHILD CARE

Posted on: September 23rd, 2010 by Angela Ardolino No Comments

There’s nothing you wouldn’t do for your children and putting them under someone else’s care can be a challenging time for parents. Angela provides tips on finding great child care for your little ones.

FAMILY FITNESS: ENDURANCE, STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY

Posted on: September 16th, 2010 by Angela Ardolino No Comments

It’s been said that there are three elements of fitness in action that include: endurance, strength and flexibility.

There are numerous ways in day-to-day activity that can incorporate these elements, from taking the stairs to bending down to tie one’s shoelaces. Plus there’s more purposeful efforts toward working out that can be fun for the whole family. Anything from playing chase for endurance or pushing the merry-go-round or crossing the monkey bars for strength.

Making fitness a family effort will encourage children to stay active and find ways to incorporate all three elements.

Click here to view the Parents in Action segment.

PSYCHOLOGY OF BACK TO SCHOOL

Posted on: September 2nd, 2010 by Angela Ardolino No Comments

Heading back to school can be a stressful time for children and families. Angela provides some helpful hints on ABC Action News’ Parents in Action to help make the transition smooth.