Parent Survival Guide

  Parent Survival Guide: Teaching kids gratitude and thankfulness

As we navigate the upcoming holidays and living through unique times, psychotherapist and founder of Therapy in Color Ashley Bryant says it’s more important now more than ever to focus on gratitude.

  Parent Survival Guide: Talking To Kids about the Elections

Parent Survival Guide: Online Tutoring Help for your Child

  Parent Survival Guide: Managing seasonal allergies during COVID-19

  Parent Survival Guide: Getting kids back on a sleep schedule for school

  Parent Survival: Talking to kids about racism and bias

  Parent Survival Guide: Helping kids adjust to wearing a mask

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  Parent Survival Guide: COVID-19 school supplies

  Parent Survival Guide: Helping kids process grief during COVID-19

  Parent Survival Guide: Family staycations during the pandemic

  Parent Survival Guide: Helping your student avoid the COVID slide

  Parent Survival Guide: Braving the pool and the beach during the pandemic

  Parent Survival Guide: Biking as a family fueled by pandemic

  Parent Survival Guide: Getting vaccinated during the pandemic

Pediatricians like Dr. Tory Caudle with Sweetgrass Pediatrics is concerned that many kids are not getting the proper vaccinations and well checks they need due to parents staying clear of the doctor’s office.

  Parent Survival Guide: Virtual play dates during the pandemic

By now the kids have been home for over two months from school missing those relationships with classmates as we continue to keep a safe distance from others.

  Parent Survival Guide: Making money from home

With staggering numbers of Americans filing for unemployment in the last two months the demand for finding different ways to make money from home has also soared.

  Parent Survival Guide: Local doctor talks about illness in kids linked to COVID-19

It’s called Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome or PMIS for short.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is associating the syndrome in some kids with the coronavirus.

  Parent Survival Guide: Lowcountry Nurse writes book to teach kids how to fight COVID-19

  Parent Survival Guide: Helping anxious kids during COVID-19

  Parent Survival Guide: Financial options for your stimulus check

  Parent Survival Guide: Companies forgiving late bills during the coronavirus

  Parent Survival Guide: Keeping the family healthy during COVID-19

  Parent Survival Guide: Shelter pets give comfort during coronavirus crisis

  Parent Survival Guide: Pregnancy and the coronavirus

According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, as of now the data does not put pregnant women at higher risk of getting the coronavirus.

  Parent Survival Guide: Students and teachers learning from home

Wando High School Junior Jenna Thrift and her little brother, 4th grader Noah, usually don’t share the same classroom.

  Parent Survival Guide: Calming kids coronavirus fears

Inderia Washington-Saunders works around kids on a daily basis at a pediatricians office. She’s also mother to one year old Lyric.

  Parent Survival Guide: Helping your child prep for the SAT and ACT

If you have a child in high school you probably had the talk about going to college.

  Parent Survivial Guide: The benefits of training the family dog

Dogs bring us many happy times and plenty of companionship, and one of the big parts of dog ownership is successfully training your dog.

  Parent Survival Guide: Getting your child free tutoring help

Kids sometimes run into roadblocks when it comes to learning a particular subject.

  Parent Survival Guide: New drug to treat peanut allergies in children

It's considered a game changer for young people who suffer with food allergies specifically peanut allergies.

  Parent Survival Guide: Recognizing suicidal behavior in kids

The topic of suicide is not the easiest and most conversational talk to have for families. But according to licensed clinical social worker Liz Meadows says it should be.

  Parent Survival Guide: Teaching kids the value of money

Eight-year-old twins Jerahmiah, Joshua, and their 5-year-old little brother Michael are learning an early lesson in finances and saving money.

  Parent Survival Guide: Getting heart healthy as a family

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.

  Parent Survival Guide: Getting your finances in shape in 2020

According to WalletHub, nearly 4 in 10 people have made a financial resolution this year right behind getting fit.

  Parent Survival Guide: Setting goals as a family in the new year

As we get settled into the new year, local wellness coach and doctor Ja’Net Bishop says now is a great time to come together to set some family goals as you kick off the new year with focus and intention.

  Parent Survival Guide: Finding the right pet for your family

Pets can bring you and your family some of the happiest of times.

  Parent Survival Guide: Choosing age-appropriate toys for kids

The right toys can help children develop imagination and coordination. The wrong ones can do more harm than good, according to local Pediatrician Dr. Farro Durant with Sweetgrass Pediatrics.

  Parent Survival Guide: Teaching kids about gratitude and giving thanks

As we get set to gather with family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday it’s a good time to use the day as an opportunity to teach children about the important values of giving back and giving thanks.

  Parent Survival Guide: Teaching kids the value of self-care

With busy schedules and life going at the speed of light it’s easy to forget to take care of your own emotional well being.

  Parent Survival Guide: Keeping your holiday spending under control

According to the American Research Group, shoppers around the country say they’re planning to spend an average of close to $1,000 for gifts this holiday season.

  Parent Survival Guide: How the time change can trigger seasonal depression

When we turn the clocks back, most people adjust to the seasonal change of fewer hours of sunlight with ease while others might experience a set of symptoms.

  Parent Survival Guide: Taming the sugar on Halloween

If parents aren’t careful, Halloween just like many other holidays, can turn into a weeks-long sugar fest for kids.

  Parent Survival Guide: Bringing more awareness to stuttering

Sherrikka Myers grew up the youngest of five siblings. They were close but also very different. Sherikka says the biggest difference was that she stuttered.

  Parent Survival Guide: Peanut allergy treatment breakthrough

One in 100 children, roughly 1.2 million, have peanut allergies, according to local Allergist Doctor Thomas Harper.

  Parent Survival Guide: Helping your family cope with fall allergies

As the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change it’s not only looking a lot more like Fall but feeling like it too.

  Parent Survival Guide: Giving your children daily vitamins, supplements

According to Pediatrician Dr. Benji Rodgers with Sweetgrass Pediatrics, ideally kids should get their vitamins from a balanced, healthy diet.

  Parent Survival Guide: Helping your child develop early language, communication skills

Early language and communication skills are important for a child’s success in school and beyond. Developing those skills should start early even before your child’s first birthday.

  Parent Survival Guide: Local company ranks in top 4 experience for Airbnb experiences

Dubbed the “crabbing queen,” local Charleston native Tia Clark has been running her “Casual Crabbing with Tia" outings on Airbnb experiences for almost two years.

  Parent Survival Guide: The importance of annual sports physicals for kids

Letting your kids participate in playing sports is not only a great way for them to be active but also a way to meet new people.

  Parent Survival Guide: The importance of yearly eye exams for kids

Greg Maldanao says he noticed his younger son, Darren, started having problems seeing around the age of 8 after getting a call from his teacher.

  Parent Survival Guide: Relieving back to school stress and anxiety

Starting a school for the first time or just simply having a new classroom with different teachers and people can be both an exciting and scary time for a student.

  Parent Survival Guide: Saving some green on school supplies and clothing

If you didn’t take advantage of the tax free weekend that’s okay, there’s still some ways to save some green.

  Parent Survival Guide: Foods that can keep your family hydrated over the summer

With it being so hot outside this summer, proper water intake is important for you and your family’s health.

Parent Survival Guide: The benefits working out together

One mom says giving children something fun to participate in and to have an appreciation for staying active is her goal.

Parent Survival Guide: Swim camp for kids with disabilities

It’s called “Swimming with the Sharks,” a three day swim camp giving kids with physical, mental, and intellectual challenges the ability to be comfortable in the water and learn how to swim at their own pace

  Parent Survival Guide: Avoiding the summer slide

Rising 3rd grader D’Khota Bachlor is enjoying his summer, but also enjoying reading some of his favorite books.

  Parent Survival Guide: Frugal fun for your family at county parks

Thanks to the Charleston County parks there are a wide range of outdoor activities for you and your family to enjoy all summer long and some for under 5 bucks.

  Parent Survival Guide: Inexpensive summer for the kids

Keeping kids active over the summer can sometimes prove to be a job in itself.For mother Khristy Spence the solution was simple.

  Parent Survival Guide: Not all sunscreen is created equal

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the U.S.

  Parent Survival Guide: Helping your kids learn how to manage money

According to the Program for International Student Assessment, one in five 15-year-olds in the U.S. lack basic financial understanding.

  Parent Survival: Making road trips more memorable with your family

Tackling a long drive with children comes with the task of keeping them busy. But finding engaging options to pass the time can be tough.

Parent Survival Guide: New camera called NICVIEW allows parents with babies in NICU to monitor their newborn

Nicview web cameras placed at each NICU babies at Summerville Medical Center

  Parenting Survival Guide: Using a travel agent to plan your family vacation

It was a family trip many years in the making for Ebony Jackson and her two kids, Natalie and Jayln, and grand baby Olivia.

  Parent Survival Guide: Helping your kids cope with seasonal allergies

It’s always wonderful to be able to put up the coats and bring in the spring air, unless you battle allergies.

  Parent Survival Guide: The benefits of working out together

Zoe Orechwa, 14, loves to stay active with her parents. She is a member of the cross country team at her high school and says working out with her family is not only fun but important.

  Parent Survival Guide: Buying holiday airfare for your family now

If you’re looking to make it home for Thanksgiving or Christmas, you could be shelling out a lot of money if you wait to book a flight.