Parenting

The farmer’s market is your ticket to healthy eating this summer. According to Atlantic Health System dietitians, the time between when a fruit or vegetable is harvested and when you actually eat it impacts the content of its vitamins and minerals. For this reason, locally-grown produce that you can obtain at or right before prime ripeness offer greater nutritional value than imported foods. As an added bonus for families, farmer’s markets expose kids to healthier snack options and teach them about the growing and harvesting process.
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Parenting Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.
 
Parent Life Skills Training
Parents can learn how to promote positive health and personal development in their children.
Mondays, July 2 through July 30; 5:00 to 6:15pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catherine Street, Milford, PA
For more information and to register, please call 570-409-8484 x 501.

Middle School Life Skills Training for 7-9th grades
Parents can learn how to promote positive health and personal development in their children.
Tuesdays, July 3 through September 25; 4:15 to 5:30pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catherine Street, Milford, PA
For more information and to register, please call 570-409-8484 x 501.
 
High School Life Skills Training
Parents can learn how to promote positive health and personal development in their children.
Thursdays, July 5 through September 6; 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catherine Street, Milford, PA
For more information and to register, please call 570-409-8484 x 501.

Breastfeeding
Learn skills and knowledge about successfully breastfeeding your newborn.
Fee: $40
Tuesday, July 10; 6:30 to 9:00pm
Newton Medical Center
For more information and to register please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Prepared Childbirth Education
This Lamaze-type class focuses on breathing, relaxation and labor techniques. 
Fee $130
Saturday, July 14; 8:30am to 3:30pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Baby Care Class
Babies don’t come with instructions. Get ahead of the game by learning how to care for your newborn before he/she is born.
Fee: $30
Tuesday, August 14; 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Hackettstown Medical Center, 651, Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Car Seat Inspection    
Safe Kids-certified child passenger safety technicians will perform free car seat checks and installations.
Fourth Monday of every month, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Newton Volunteer First Aid and Rescue Squad, 68 Sussex Street, Newton, NJ
For more information, please call 973-383-3377.
 
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Teen Group
This 12-week series will help teens ages 14 to 17 how to deal with challenges in their lives and regular their emotions.
Newton Medical Center
For more information, meeting dates and times, please call 973-579-8581. To register, please call 1-888-247-1400.


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Overcontrolling moms and dads -- so-called "helicopter" parents -- can stunt their children's emotional development, new research warns.

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Consumers should stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine because they pose a serious health threat to infants and young children, U.S. health officials warned Wednesday.

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Parents are more likely to let their kids see violent PG-13 movies if they feel the mayhem is "justified," a new study suggests.

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Progress made in limiting kids' exposure to secondhand smoke could be undermined by the increasing popularity of pot, a new study suggests.

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Despite media hype this week around what's being called "dry drowning," a group representing U.S. emergency physicians says the water is still safe for kids this summer.

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