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Parents Beware: Bounce House Injuries on the Rise!

Yikes! Is a classic bit of birthday fun ending in too many bumps, bruises and broken bones? The number of kids hurt while using inflatable bounce houses and moonwalks has risen dramatically since 1995, according to a new study published in Pediatrics. Researchers found that the injury rate has risen a staggering 1,500% in the past 15 years. Between 1995 and 2010, nearly 65,000 children were treated for bounce house related injuries,with the years between 2008 and 2010 seeing a doubling of the injury rate.

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Social Development and Bullying

Conflicts with Close Friends So, lets talk about those close personal friendships – kids will experience more conflicts with close friends than acquaintances. When our friend says something or does something to hurt our feelings it means a lot more than if a stranger did the same thing. Im sure we can relate to that. But, your childs ability to resolve conflicts will mature as they grow older and these challenges are part of that maturation.

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How to Make Your House Scary for Halloween

Crafting a spooky homestead is a wonderful way to make the season magical for your little ghouls and goblins. Creating a spooktacularly appropriate Halloween environment does not have to be pricey or difficult. With an eye for detail and some thematically appropriate additions to your existing decor, you can transform your normally well-decorated home into a temporary house of horrors.