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Is my child’s behavior a side effect of medication?

“Dust mite allergy,” the allergist told John and Tamara, consulting with them about their constantly scratching 10 year old who now had constant red marks on his arms and the backs of his hands, “You’ll have to wash everything, buy hypoallergenic covers, it’ll take a lot of housecleaning.”  This sounded like a perfectly reasonable explanation […]

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Positive Praise for your Child’s Pride

Praising a child correctly is important to the development of positive behaviors. It’s a great way to encourage constructive future behavior. When you give praise you are giving your child a feeling of positive feedback, which increases their sense of confidence, self esteem and abilities. When you praise your child, you are pointing out the […]

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Risky Teen Driving Habits Predicts Future Crashes

Teen drivers are typically involved in more accidents than more experienced drivers.  A recent study seems to point out the causes of these teen driver accidents.  A study  of new drivers showed that as the number of sharp turns and screeching stops increases, that predicts the future chance of having an accident or near-accident within […]

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It’s All About Family Fun

Food?  Shelter?  A vegetable with every meal?  Health insurance?  Maybe you think of these as the basics, the essential ingredients of a healthy childhood in a nurturing family.  But if you look closely at the list, one of the essentials is missing; family fun.  Why does fun deserve to be on the same list as […]

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Teens: Smart Ways of Organizing your Study Time for Maximum Efforts

Many teens, like many adults, don’t understand about time management. They struggle to meet their daily obligations – time with family and friends, homework, extracurricular activities and possibly after-school jobs. They’re looking for smart ways of organizing their study time to get maximum results. If you’re like most teens who struggle with studying effectively, chances […]

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How to Prevent a Fire at Home

The very concept of a house fire is scary, and there’s no disputing the fact that devastating house fires do occur. To help prevent this tragedy in your family home, here are some tips. Outlets  In this day and age of electronics, outlets are often used to the utmost. Don’t overload an outlet; if you […]

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