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Don’t Wake the Baby! Why You Should Be Letting Your Kids Sleep Longer

Don’t Wake the Baby! Why You Should Be Letting Your Kids Sleep Longer

Sleep Turbo-Charges the Brain As the mother of four children I have lived through sleepless nights, toddlers who no longer nap – those precious moments when I could use the bathroom and open the mail without a “helper”, and now – teenagers whose circadian rhythms tell them to live like vampires. Sleep – the constant […]

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Recess Makes for Better Grades

Recess Makes for Better Grades

The Many Benefits of Physical Activity During the School Day If you ask my nephew about his favorite times of the school day – he doesn’t hesitate to answer recess, gym, and lunch. And he is not alone in this category of kids who just can’t wait to get away from their desks and face […]

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Are Your Kids Healthy?

Are Your Kids Healthy?

Healthy Kids for Life. That sounds like a wonderful future for my children. My kids haven’t lived long enough for us to know if they will always be healthy, eat well, and remain physically active, but I do know that I want to do what I can here and now to see that happen. Dr. […]

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Don’t Choose a Doctor for Your Children

Don’t Choose a Doctor for Your Children

Teach Your Children How to Manage Their Own Medical Health Anyone who looks at my family’s medical records might think I have a fear of commitment – there are 6 of us and between us we see 4 different doctors, and we’ve “tried on” several more besides. When my children were infants and toddlers I […]

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Parents Happy to Host Pox Parties and Serve Pox Pops

Parents Happy to Host Pox Parties and Serve Pox Pops

The 2 Dangers of New Trends in Chicken Pox Exposures It is enough to make the skin crawl (maybe with chicken pox) – the thought that irresponsible parenting will put other people’s children and loved ones, including my own, at severe risks. I’m talking about the latest fad of pox parties and pox pops – where […]

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12 Tips to Keep Kids Healthy This Winter

12 Tips to Keep Kids Healthy This Winter

The holidays are a time of giving, and unfortunately sometimes cold and flu germs seem to be the things our kids give the most of at this time. We are spending more time with friends and family, travelling, shopping at the malls, and sharing close quarters indoors, and it can be really hard to keep […]

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How to Raise Healthy Children by Creating a Healthy Marriage

How to Raise Healthy Children by Creating a Healthy Marriage

You put your kids in car seats, take them to well-baby check-ups, feed and shelter them. However, are you doing the one thing that will have some of the longest reaching health and social implications for your child? Are you keeping your marriage a priority? The Risks of Divorce for Our Kids If your family is […]

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