Getting A Good Night's Sleep

Is Your Child Having Nightmares or Night Terrors?

If your child’s nightmares or night terrors are interrupting peaceful nights in your household, you’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, one in 10 parents discusses sleep-related concerns with a doctor during their child’s early years. These sleep disturbances can be troubling and scary for everyone, but …

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Parenting Advice
What Parents Need to Know About Teen Drinking

What Parents Need to Know About Teen Drinking

For some parents, it might seem impossible that their teen would consume alcohol, but the reality is that many do. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, nearly 80 percent of high school seniors have consumed alcohol. Whether you are alarmed by that statistic or feel reassured that it’s “only …

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Raising Healthy Kids

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

You might think too little shuteye is primarily an adult dilemma, but it turns out many kids are sleep deprived too. When children aren’t sleeping well, they’re more prone to act out and suffer from learning and behavioral problems. Their immune systems may take a hit, too, making them more …

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Immunization Updates

Vaccinations: Are Your Kids Up to Date?

Appropriate vaccination plays a key role in your child’s (and the population’s) health and well-being. Not only do immunizations protect against the spread of serious illnesses from polio to measles, they can also help families sidestep the seasonal flu. For those reasons, and others, vaccinations may be the most important …

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Potty-Training Tips
toddler constipation

Resolving Toddler Constipation: Do’s and Don’ts

It’s a common toilet-training roadblock: children have no trouble peeing in the potty, but when it comes to poop, well, that’s a different obstacle. Some kids are so averse to pooping on the potty they hold bowel movements, which can cause chronic and sometimes severe constipation. Over time, hard stools …

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Parenting Advice

Bullying Awareness: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Kids

Over the last 10 years, awareness of bullying and cyber-bullying has grown, and parents, schools and communities have worked hard to prevent and address bullying. Some recent studies have shown promise — school-based bullying has decreased for the first time since data have been collected. However, the need for continued …

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Healthy Celebrations

7 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Spooky ghosts, ghouls and goblins roaming the streets aren’t the only fright on Halloween. October 31 may be the most terrifying night of the year – for your health. With kids scouring the neighborhood for their next sugar hit, it’s no wonder Halloween marks the start of the annual “fall …

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Raising Healthy Kids
Boy playing on tablet who suffers from childhood obesity

Childhood Obesity: Do You Know The Risks?

The rates of childhood obesity have skyrocketed in recent years, and it’s no wonder. Between busy academic and social calendars and more time spent in front of screens, children are less active than they used to be. They’re also more stressed. The natural outlet for stress is exercise, but with …

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Raising Healthy Kids

How to Balance Kids’ Screen Time

With summer getting into full swing, many families are gearing up for longer days, warmer weather and more fun in the sun. Summer provides endless opportunities for children to explore the great outdoors, try new activities and engage in creative play. Trouble is, too many kids don’t look up from …

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Raising Healthy Kids
spring sports

How To Get Kids Ready For Spring Sports

As the winter chill begins to thaw, kids may be anxious to get back to outdoor sports. And while you may have dreams of your son playing baseball or your daughter dominating the soccer field, it’s important to expose kids to a variety of sports as they grow and follow …

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