OCD Blog

What Parents Need to Know About OCD in Children

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that causes severe discomfort for sufferers. Persistent, unwanted images, thoughts and images take over, causing a considerable amount of distress. OCD currently affects some three million people in the United States (around 0.3 to 1% of children and 2% of adults). The average of onset of OCD is […]

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Tooth Fairy Fun: Helping Your Kids Learn About Oral Hygiene

  The first incarnation of the modern Tooth Fairy can be traced back to a Chicago Daily Tribune article dating back to 1908, though the actual history behind this popular little tutu-clad lady can probably be traced back even further – all the way to the European Middle Ages, when it became customary to slip […]

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Child from Becoming Obese

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rates of childhood obesity have increased considerably in the past few decades. In 1980, only 7 percent of children aged 6 to 11 were obese. By 2012, this number had jumped to 18 percent. These numbers are disheartening, as the CDC says being obese increases a […]

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Physically Active Blog

5 Ways to Help Your Child Be More Physically Active

According to a June 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 17 percent of children in the U.S. are obese. The CDC recommends that children engage in an hour of physical activity per day to fight against obesity and to maintain good health, but according to 2013 data, only 27 percent of […]

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7 Ways to Survive Another Snow Day

  Remember last winter, with its record-setting snow? And the 82 snow days your kids had? Well, this winter is predicted to be even snowier, so get prepared now. After all, we all know that feeling. You hear the words “school cancelled,” and a familiar sense of dread and annoyance settles in your stomach. Maybe you’ve […]

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Reducing Screen Time May Improve Kids’ Behavior & Focus – A Book Review

According to a new book, Reset Your Child’s Brain – A Four-Week Plan To End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing The Effects of Electronic Screen Time by child psychiatrist, Victoria Dunckley, M.D., excessive screen time can lead to impaired brain function and interfere with a child’s development. Dr. Dunckley reviews the […]

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3 Ways to Handle a Bad Report Card

Every parent wants to know that their child is smart. Whether your child is a bubbly first grader or a moody teenager, you want what’s best for your child. When your youngster brings home a report card, it’s natural to hope that your little one’s grades are good. Unfortunately, for many families, this isn’t the […]

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Sexting Blog

How to Talk to Your Teen About Sexting

  “Sexting” – sending or receiving sexually explicit messages, images, or video – is becoming an increasingly common part of modern life. A 2015 survey found that 65% of parents worried that their child would use a smartphone to send or receive explicit content. However, in the same survey, fewer than half of the parents […]

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