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How to Care for Yourself When Your Child has Special Health Care Needs

November 20, 2017 by in category Live Well tagged as

Most people think it’s strange when an airline attendant instructs you to put an oxygen mask on yourself before anyone else — including a child — in the case of an emergency. Most of us would still put the mask on the child first, but believe it or not, the airlines might have something here […]

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What is Type 1 Diabetes?

November 10, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as ,

Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, the main type of sugar in the blood. Glucose comes from the foods we eat and is the major source of energy needed to fuel the body’s functions. After you eat a meal, your body breaks down the foods you eat into glucose and […]

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The Difference Between Rude, Mean and Bullying

November 8, 2017 by in category Stay Safe tagged as

Many parents are concerned about bullying, protecting their kids from it, and making sure their kids aren’t engaging in it. But with so much talk about bullying, sometimes we call behavior “bullying” that is actually not. So how can you tell the difference? Signe Whitson, a child and adolescent therapist, shares this advice on the […]

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Six Steps for Your Child’s Best Night Sleep

November 3, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as

Caring for young kids is rewarding, but also challenging. You may hear a lot of “simple” tips and tricks for drastically improved behavior, but solutions that actually work are more difficult to find. One solution that actually works and can be simpler than we think, is sleep. Children who get the right amount of sleep […]

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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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