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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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Your Baby's First Test Understanding the Apgar Score

Your Baby’s First Test: Understanding the Apgar Score

  The Apgar score is a test that was designed by Virginia Apgar, an American anesthesiologist, to evaluate the condition of newborns immediately following birth.  The test was developed to aid nurses and other medical professionals in determining if a newborn is in need of emergency care. The Apgar test scores five important features of […]

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5 Tips to Help Students Write Better Papers

In this era of text messaging and Facebook, many kids don’t spend a lot of time honing their formal writing skills. This can be a problem when it comes time to hand in those school papers and essays. Good writing skills will help kids improve their grades and serve them well later in life. Here […]

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Why You Should Give Your Teenager Food Independence

Adolescence is difficult. Older children and young adults are appropriately battling to find out who they are and where they fit in. They want to make choices on their own, but at the same time they’re not always ready to handle the responsibilities that go along with those choices. As might be expected, younger teens […]

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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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5 Methods for Motivating Your Family to Clean

5 Methods for Motivating Your Family to Clean

  Are you tired of nagging your kids to clean their rooms? Are you tired of asking your partner to clean out the basement? When you’re exhausted from nagging, reminding, and pleading, it’s time to resort to other tactics. Here are a few ways to motivate your family to clean house. 1. Stop playing pick-up. […]

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Family Hiking 101

  You don’t have to trek hours into the woods lugging a backpack and camping supplies to reap the benefits of hiking. Hiking and walking are essentially the same thing. Although briskly walking around your neighborhood for thirty to sixty minutes, three to five times a week, is good for your heart, taking in some […]

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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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