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How to Prepare Your Child for the Pediatrician

How to Prepare Your Child for the Pediatrician

A trip to the doctor can be traumatic for young children. Adults often forget just how frightening sitting in a medical office can be, and parents may not realize the stress their children go through. It’s important for parents to prepare their children before each trip to the pediatrician. Whether the visit is to treat […]

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Why Early Intervention Programs Benefit Kids with Developmental Delays

Parents often have a vision of how the first few years of their child’s life will go – filled with the traditional milestones of rolling over, walking, and saying their first word. But what happens when things don’t go as planned? You may have received a diagnosis in utero or soon after birth that your […]

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2 Activities That Will Help Wire Your Child’s Brain For Learning

Some of the collateral damage in the wake of the No Child Left Behind law is the decrease in two areas of instruction, physical education and music. These two areas of study are not represented on nationally mandated exams, thus expending time and energy on them takes teaching time away from the subjects that children […]

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How Exercise Can Improve Academic Performance in Kids with ADHD/ADD

A recent research study published in the January issue of The Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that 20 minutes of exercise before the start of school improves task completion and learning during class time. Ideally, schools will start to implement this for all children but for now parents can encourage their child to engage is […]

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6 Things to Consider When Monitoring Your Family's Screen Time

6 Things to Consider When Monitoring Your Family’s Screen Time

  Kids today spend much of their time in front of a screen, be it a TV, computer, smartphone, or iPad.  Technology has many positive uses and can provide helpful information, but like anything else there needs to be a balance in how much time is spent using electronics. Here are six things to consider when monitoring […]

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Are We Overmedicating Our Children?

The understanding and treatment of mental health is a process that has been evolving for some time. With new advances in both technology and best practices, we can detect and diagnose problems much more easily, as well as sometimes deal with bad behavior at home and at school without the intervention of a doctor. This, in theory, should be a […]

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6 major benefits of breastfeeding

6 Major Benefits of Breastfeeding

Deciding whether or not to breastfeed your child is a deeply personal matter and supporters on both sides of the issue tend to have strong opinions. Most experts agree that breastfeeding provides a number of unique benefits for a growing baby, including a perfect balance of nutrients and the building blocks of a stronger immune […]

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Why Mindful Meditation May Be Vital for Healthy Teenage Development

It’s an accepted fact that being a teenager can be problematic, but in this day and age it seems as though it’s tougher than ever. Today, teenagers are five to eight times more likely to suffer from depression than they were 50 years ago. What’s causing the increase in mental health problems among young people […]

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How to Help Your Teenager Improve Their Body Image

Everyday, teenage boys and girls are bombarded by unrealistic portrayals of beauty and masculinity.  These visual assaults come from advertising companies by way of television shows, films, magazines, and websites.  Popular culture promotes distorted ideas of body image and behavior, affecting young people at a very vulnerable time in their lives. Examples of outright misrepresentation […]

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