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Caring for your children requires a proactive approach and collaboration with your healthcare professionals. Our "Your Child" articles present valuable advice for caring for your children from the expertise of our professional healthcare providers. Check regularly for advice to help your entire family stay healthier and happier.
Protect yourself and people around you:
· Wash your hands with soap and warm water.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
· Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
· Avoid close contact with anyone who has a cold or the flu.
· Be very careful with children, as they are most likely to become sick with the flu.
· Stay home from school or work if you have symptoms of the flu.
For more information about influenza visit, www.cdc.gov/flu/ or www.mass.gov/dph
"Our lives have been truly blessed by the adoption of two beautiful baby girls from China. Our oldest, Caroline, spent the first nine months of her life in an orphanage. While she was well cared for by her Chinese nannies, she was severely underweight and had significant developmental delays. Our youngest, Catherine, spent the first nine months of her life with a foster family, was well cared for and didn’t have any significant developmental delays.
One of our first phone calls after returning home after each trip to China was to The Professional Center for Child Development. Their staff was extremely supportive, encouraging and put us at ease to face the challenges ahead. Each professional we met with became a fabulous resource for our family. Weekly OT and PT sessions were tremendously beneficial and both girls made huge strides week after week. The Two by Two Program at the Center provided their first playgroup/school setting in a warm, nurturing environment with the opportunity to interact with other children from the community.
Today, nearly 11 years after beginning our journey, both girls are healthy, happy, well-adjusted and full of love. They are tremendously talented, creative and sure do know how to have fun! They swim, dance, figure skate, ski, love music and are very social. Each day is a reminder of just how far we have come.
We will forever hold a very special place in our hearts for the PCCD and all of the dedicated staff who are so devoted to the work they do and the children they help."
~ Maureen Payne, North Andover