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10 Alternatives To Candy For Your Trick-or-Treaters
Sometimes I feel like there is candy, cookies, and cake around every corner. In fact, school birthdays, family parties, team snack bags, and all the holidays seem to drown our children in sweets. Eating excess amounts of added sugar not only contributes to the obesity epidemic but also can damage your heart. So, this Halloween, instead of grabbing a...
6 Easy Ways To Enhance Your Child's Health Without Them Knowing
There’s no other joy than raising a child. However, as parents know, it does come with challenges. For instance, encouraging your child to be physically, mentally, and socially healthy is tough. It’s hard enough to tell your child to make the better, healthier choice without getting a sigh. If they had it their way, they’d prefer to eat sweets, play...
Baby's First Dentist Appointment - What You Need To Know
Feeding? Check. Diaper changed? Check. Sleepless nights? Check. Perhaps you were wondering about your baby's dental care as you were brushing and flossing your own teeth before hitting the sack. In this article, I will provide you with answers to frequently asked questions about pediatric dental care.  When should you take your baby to the dentist? Your child should visit...
7 Signs Your Adolescent Daughter Needs Residential Treatment
Although your child may not want to admit it, she may be struggling with a problem much bigger than she can handle on her own. Worrying your daughter has a problem with drug or alcohol addiction is nerve wrecking, but it’s important to remember that you aren’t alone. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, nearly...
The ABCs of Raising Healthy and Happy Children
As parents, we undoubtedly want the best for our children. But raising children to be healthy and happy can be a real challenge in today's crazy world! We want them to wear the most beautiful clothes, attend the best schools, be at the top of their classes, and simply be happy. But c'mon, let's face it, no matter how hard we...
5 Questions You Must Ask Your OBGYN During Pregnancy
You’ve received the big news – you’re going to have a baby! In addition to preparing for the baby to come home, chances are you’ve got a lot of nagging medical or personal questions that you want to ask your doctor. Be sure to take a notebook or a list of questions when you go to your first (or...
Unconventional and Easier Ways to Communicate with Your Children
When talking to your children, do you ever feel like you’re talking to a wall? The less they listen, the more the urge to shout builds up inside of you. We don’t ever want to go there, but it works as a last resort when nothing else seems to do the trick. But yelling isn’t productive. In fact, one...
5 lesser known ways you influence your family
Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? It’s a broad concept that explains how we can impact on our families without realizing. At a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the 80s, Edward Lorenz posed the question: “Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?” The...
5 Reasons Every Toddler Should Get an Eye Exam
If you have a young child who hasn’t started school yet, you may not have thought about eye exams. However, now is the perfect time to get your little one’s eyes checked to make sure they are in good health and your child is seeing properly. Here are 5 reasons every toddler should get an eye exam: 1) To help...
What is a lactation consultant?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, or IBCLC, is a healthcare professional that has completed college coursework relating to the human body and has completed an accredited training program with an evidence-based curriculum and hands-on clinical practice. In this video, Sarah Trinajstich is going to review what you need to know about lactation consultants. https://youtu.be/yoUuRjYqw7g If you don’t like the video or...