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Life Lessons on the Mat: How Yoga Can Help Your Kids

September 27, 2017 by in category Live Well tagged as

Why Yoga? Solutions for difficult challenges don’t have to be complex. Sometimes a simple solution can make the biggest difference. Anxiety, depression and suicide rates among children continue to rise. There’s not a single solution for these multi-faceted, complex problems. There is however, an important piece of the solution puzzle that can make a tremendous […]

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Don’t Use Duct Tape! And Nine Other Car Seat Fails

September 19, 2017 by in category Stay Safe tagged as ,

A few weeks before my first grandson was due, I suggested to my son that he call the hospital to learn how to correctly install the baby’s car seat. My son gave me that, “Seriously?” look and said, “Mom, I’m in medical school, I think I can figure out how to install a car seat.” […]

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(Most) Kids Don’t Love Homework, Here are 10 Ideas for Parents

September 12, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as ,

School is back in full swing, which means homework is, too. For kids in junior high and high school classes are getting more challenging, grades start to have a bigger impact and homework gets more intense. At the same time, teens are adjusting to physical and emotional changes along with busy social lives, numerous extracurricular […]

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Preventing Youth Suicide is Possible — What You Need to Know

September 8, 2017 by in category Stay Safe tagged as , ,

It can be hard to remember how it felt to be a teen, caught in that gray area between childhood and adulthood. Sure, it’s a time of tremendous possibility, but it also can be a period of stress and worry. There’s pressure to fit in socially, to perform academically, and to act responsibly. Adolescence is […]

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What Do Peanut Allergies Look Like?

August 24, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as ,

Editor’s Note: This is the third and final article in a series looking at common food sensitivities (or intolerances) and allergies in kids. About Peanut and Tree Nut Allergies First grade has been a difficult parenting year for Anne. Her 6-year-old son, Justin, began eating lunch in the cafeteria with hundreds of other students armed […]

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Separation Anxiety: How to Help Your Child and Yourself

August 18, 2017 by in category Live Well tagged as

Maybe it’s the first day of school, or maybe it’s the first day of daycare. Either way, separation anxiety is real. In fact, it’s normal to experience separation anxiety during moments like this. Still, it’s important to learn how to keep the stress and anxiety in check. Levels of anxiety and stress are different for […]

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How to Tap Into Your Child’s Goal-Setting Potential

August 15, 2017 by in category Live Well tagged as

Kids already have the foundation to set goals, so it’s important as a parent to keep the natural and joyful nature of simply wishing for something when helping kids set goals.

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Every Penny Counts and Anyone Can Make a Difference

August 11, 2017 by in category Be Inspired tagged as ,

Height notwithstanding, actor and director Robert Redford’s 5-foot, 10-inch frame sure made for a pretty penny at Primary Children’s Hospital. During what appears to be the 1970s or early ’80s, the Sundance Kid was photographed helping a child “measure up” to the challenge of Primary Children’s oldest fundraiser — Pennies by the Inch — to determine how much […]

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When Dairy Isn’t Your Friend — Lactose Intolerance and Kids

August 9, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as ,

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a series looking at common food sensitivities (or intolerances) and allergies in kids. The Skinny on Lactose Intolerance Sometimes, we don’t all scream for ice cream — for many kids, an ice cream sundae or a cool glass of milk at lunch means an afternoon of cramps, […]

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Thriving with Celiac Disease: What you Need to Know

August 3, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as

Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series looking at common food sensitivities (or intolerances) and allergies in kids. What is Celiac Disease Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects millions of children in the United States. It’s caused by an intolerance to gluten, which is a broad term for the proteins […]

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