Raising Healthy Kids
10 Tips to Establish Healthy Childhood Eating Habits

10 Tips to Establish Healthy Childhood Eating Habits

As a parent, ensuring your child eats nourishing foods is one of your most important jobs. And while you may start out with the best of intentions (homemade organic baby food, anyone?) when your baby first arrives on the scene, there’s a tendency for those healthy habits to drop off …

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Raising Healthy Kids
Preventing Picky Eaters

Preventing Picky Eaters

“I don’t like that.” “I don’t want it.” “No!” “Yuck.” If mealtimes at your house include those phrases, you might have a picky eater on your hands. Picky eating is common in young children, as they are learning what they like and what in their world they can control. Unfortunately, …

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Parenting Advice
Baby Monitors: 4 Common Sense Tips

Baby Monitors: 4 Common Sense Tips

Every parent strives to protect their baby, nourishing them, buying the appropriate gear, and yes, monitoring them around the clock. Today’s baby monitors make it easy to hover. Some devices detect heart rate, oxygen levels and fever. Others alert you if your child’s cry reaches a certain decibel level. Unfortunately, …

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Raising Healthy Kids

Oh No, It’s Lice! Everything Parents Need to Know

The worst thing about sending your kids out into the world is they tend to bring stuff back with them – things like colds, flu, and yes, bugs! Head lice is commonplace in schools, day care centers and even places kids have extracurricular activities, like dance or karate studios. Anywhere …

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Preventing Illness
Surviving Cold and Flu Season Like a Champ

Surviving Cold & Flu Season Like a Champ

Winter will be here before we know it, along with it colder temperatures, and that means another cold and flu season is upon us. But that doesn’t mean that you have to surrender to your family getting sick. There are steps you can take to help ward off illness and …

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Raising Healthy Kids

Pediatric Eye Exam: Does Your Child Need One?

When you hear about an eye exam for your child, you may be thinking: “Wait. Didn’t my kid already have one of these? Isn’t that what the nurse did at school?” Not exactly. There’s a lot of confusion surrounding regular pediatric vision screenings and comprehensive pediatric eye exams, the two …

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Raising Healthy Kids
Essential Advice for Parents on Vaccines

Essential Advice for Parents on Vaccines

Back-to-school season often means a trip to the doctor’s office to keep up-to-date with vaccines and booster shots. All children, whether in public or private programs, who are entering childcare, kindergarten, and seventh grade or newly enrolled in a Michigan school district are required to be up-to-date with immunizations. “Vaccines …

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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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Healthy Families
8 Ideas for Summertime Family Fitness

8 Fun Ideas for Summertime Family Fitness

Summer brings warm weather, blue skies and lots of sunshine. And with many kids on break from school, the summer months offer infinite opportunities for families to get moving. “People are more active in the summer because they’re doing things like yard work, washing cars and playing outside with their …

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