May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is Asthma Awareness Month

Learn to control your asthma.

Asthma is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases. There are 26 million people in the United States living with asthma, a disease affecting the lungs, causing repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. Although asthma cannot be cured, it is possible to manage asthma successfully to reduce and prevent asthma attacks, also called episodes.

Successful asthma management includes knowing the warning signs of an attack, avoiding things that may trigger an attack, and following the advice of your healthcare provider. Using what you know about managing your asthma can More >

April 2014 Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Nurturing Parent Abuse, neglect, abandonment, violence and abduction … these tragic realities are what many children in America live with. Sadly, violence and neglect towards children is nothing new … it is deeply rooted in cultural and religious values.

We must nurture our children …it is one of the important things we can do. A parents’ love and caring determines how a child grows up and how a child will eventually parent.

Adults can nurture children’s positive self-esteem by helping them discover what they are good at doing. Part of a child’s self esteem comes from feeling competent and skilled at something More >

Child Abuse Prevention

Alternatives To Child Abuse

Every parent gets stressed out. The baby is crying …Tommy has a cold and he’s whining because he wants to go out and play …Suzy is throwing a temper tantrum … the phone is ringing … the dog is barking …your teenager is blasting music that can be heard down the street … what is a parent to do?

The next time life’s everyday pressures build up to the point where you feel like lashing out or worse … STOP!

Try any of these simple alternatives. You’ll feel better… and so will your child.