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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Common Childhood Illnesses
Understanding Ear Aches and Ear Infections

Understanding Ear Aches and Ear Infections

“My ear hurts.” Almost every parent hears this complaint from their young child at some point or another. Ear aches and ear infections are a frequent part of childhood. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), nine out of ten children will have at least …

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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
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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Health & Hygiene Tips
Are You Cleaning Your Ears Correctly?

Are You Cleaning Your Ears Correctly?

It can seem like nearly everyone has an opinion on what’s right when it comes to cleaning your ears. Q-tips are bad, but “baby” Q-tips are OK. Some swear by cleaning your ears after every shower, while others maybe do it once a week – if at all. So, what’s …

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Kids and Healthy Sleep
back-to-school sleep schedule

6 Ways to Start That Back-To-School Sleep Schedule Now

Summer’s end can be bittersweet. On the sweet side, your kids are excited to start the new school year, buy school supplies and see their friends. The bitter part? The battle to get them back on an earlier sleep schedule has only just begun. But you don’t have to lose …

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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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