baystateparent magazine June 2018

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Warm Weather

You Are Invited To Our Complimentary Live Seminar For Men And Women On Divorce Doesn’t Have To Hurt Sponsored by Worcester County’s Expert Divorce Mediator Polly A. Tatum Owner of Mediation Advantage Services


Dates: Wednesday June 6, 2018 Location: 19 Cedar Street, Worcester, MA 01609 Time: 6pm — 7:30pm


for the Whole Family

Adam Waitkevich — Founder of Divorce Financial Solutions. Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Certified Financial Planner Advanced Divorce Financial Analyst

(508) 795-1557


We will Discuss • Costs of divorce and how to avoid the most common unintended financial mistakes. • Beyond time and money that you will never get back – the irreparable damage that a divorce can cause your family, and children can be huge. • How to cut the actual time it takes to get a divorce at least by half the amount of time! • The purpose of that session is to provide folks with information, about how the divorce process works in Massachusetts. • How the mediation process works • Finding the Best Divorce Financial Solutions for your family This way folks are able to make the best decision for their situation. You will be able to begin moving forward with your life, and end your marriage without the emotional, financial drain that would have if you hired two separate lawyers and battled it out in court

19 Cedar Street ‚ Worcester, MA 01609 Tel: 508-795-1557 · Fax: 508-757-6057


Simply Well Get recipes, parenting tips and more delivered right to your inbox. Follow today: Conversations to Keep You Healthy and Well 38 JUNE2018


ere in New England, winter seems to last forever. We get so caught up in staying healthy during the long winter months, trying to avoid colds and flu that we often forget about what we need to do on a daily basis once the weather begins to warm up. Warm weather can pose as many hazards as the cold – most specifically, dehydration, sunburn and heat exhaustion. For parents and their children, summertime is about being outdoors – it’s as simple as that. From swimming at the beach or in a pool, to playing some pick-up basketball or baseball, to cooking out with family and friends, being outside under the sun for any amount of time can pose a serious health concern. As parents, we must be cautious on behalf of our children by being aware of summer hazards. Here are a few tips.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate Watch out for the common signs of dehydration in children throughout the day, as the sun is very powerful and can be quite dangerous if you’re not paying attention and not drinking enough fluids. The most typical signs of dehydration include nausea, headaches, dizziness, rapid breathing, sunken eyes, lack of energy, and in the most extreme cases, fainting or passing out. Drinking water consistently throughout the day will certainly help. For parents and their children, it is rec-

ommended that you keep a water bottle with you at all times (consider a reusable one so it is gentler on the environment). When your children leave the house in the morning for day camp or a sports practice, make sure they leave with their full water bottle (and remind them to refill it when empty). Staying hydrated can improve your child’s mood, give the body and mind more energy, and will help prevent headaches and heat exhaustion while it’s hot and sunny. Drinking water is beneficial to both the body and the mind.

Sunscreen everyday Just as breakfast is often noted as the most important meal because it provides the nutrients you need to start the day, using sunscreen every morning during the summer creates the foundation that can keep your skin safe for the day. For children, an easy way to stay “sunscreenconsistent” is to have them apply it before they get dressed. Dermatologists and skin cancer doctors recommend using sunscreen that has a sun protection factor or “SPF” of 30 or higher and is waterresistant. For children, this is especially important, as many days are spent both in the water and outside playing a sport or simply just hanging out under the sun. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, sunscreen should be re-applied throughout the

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