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Water Safety and Kids

May 15, 2019

With the summer months approaching, families are spending more time outside including both near and in water. For many parents, this exciting time can cause an added deal of stress considering that after birth defects drowning is the number one cause of death for children ages 1-4. Keep in mind, this risk of drowning is...

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Car Seat Safety: Common Mistakes to Avoid

April 29, 2019

Car crashes remain a leading cause of death for children and in over the last 10 years, four children under 14 and younger died each day. As researchers learn and the technology used in cars evolve, recommendations for how to best keep children safe in the car are frequently updated. While this is great, it...

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Is Your Child a Picky Eater? Try These Tips

April 22, 2019

Whether you fed your baby purees or are a proponent of the baby-led weaning method, your child will likely go through a picky phase when it comes to eating food. In some cases, that may mean refusing to eat anything other than chicken nuggets. In others, your toddler may rather play than eat anything at...

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8 Most Common Food Allergies in Children

March 27, 2019

An estimated 5.6 million children under the age of 18  have food allergies. To put that number in context, that’s about one in 13 children or roughly two in every classroom. While you may think that food allergies only appear more prominent due to the spread of information on the internet and social media, the...

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6 Tips for Raising Kids in the Digital Age

March 20, 2019

As parents, you often hear about the dangers of too much screen time or overuse of digital devices in children. But at every turn, there seems to be some type of digital device. From the cell phone in your hand, the television in an office lobby, the GPS in your car, and maybe even a...

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Common Signs of Anxiety in Children

February 21, 2019

Anxiety is a natural part of life that can affect both children and adults. It’s not uncommon for young children to be afraid of the dark, or be worried about making friends or starting a new school. However, sometimes, normal childhood anxiety can develop into a more serious anxiety disorder. As a parent, here’s what...

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5 Healthy Habits for the Whole Family

January 30, 2019

The new year means a fresh start, but there’s nothing magical about January 1. Any day of the year is a great opportunity to set goals and implement healthy lifestyle habits. Resolutions aren’t just for you personally. Consider sitting down as a family, or if your children are too young set aside time with your...

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How You Can Take Precaution During RSV Season

January 24, 2019

Winter is here, which also means respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) season. Whether you are an expectant parent for the first time or already have young children at home, you should be aware of the symptoms of RSV and how to protect against it. What is RSV? RSV is one of many viruses that cause respiratory...

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Can Hypnotherapy Help My Child?

December 21, 2018

When it comes to raising children, parents are showing an increased interested in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The boundaries of CAM are everchanging as different types of care become more understood and accepted by doctors and requested by patients. One category of complementary and alternative medicine is mind-body practices which include a wide variety...

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7 Reasons Why Play is Important for Children

November 20, 2018

Over the years, children’s playtime has continued to decrease for a variety of reasons including an increased emphasis on academics at an early age, more parents working outside the home, increased use of digital media, limited access to outdoor play spaces, and the perceived risk of play environments. Why does this matter so much? It...

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