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Children’s Health

Is my child’s separation anxiety normal? 6 tips to help them cope

So, you dropped your child off at daycare or preschool this morning on your way to work, and it was a little more difficult than you expected. Maybe your baby became hysterical when you walked away. Maybe your toddler burst into tears. What’s a parent to do? Understanding separation anxiety Although often distressing for parents, …

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What to do when your child is struggling to make friends

Building friendships is an important skill for children to learn. For some, it is a natural process, but most will struggle to one degree or another, and some will struggle severely. As a parent, you hold the vital role of reassuring your children of normal interactions and helping them overcome obstacles in relationships. It’s important …

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Is my child or teen ready for social media?                  

As a parent, it’s only natural to worry about your child’s safety and well-being. With all the potential concerns around social media, you’re not alone in questioning whether your child is ready. Are they old enough? Are they mature enough? Can they handle it safely? How much screen time is too much? While every child …

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7 ways to help your child transition to a new school

Approaching the beginning of a new school year can be intimidating, whether you are just moving up in grade level or have moved to a new city. There are many big changes to think about for children, from how they will get to school to making new friends. Making this transition as smooth as possible …

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Newborn jaundice: Symptoms, testing and treatments parents need to know

Congratulations, you’ve welcomed a new bundle of joy into your world! However, having a newborn infant comes with a lots of questions and things to be aware of. One of these things to be aware of is neonatal, or newborn, jaundice. This will be a key aspect of your baby’s post-delivery hospital stay and first …

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Sleep and academic success: How a good night’s sleep can help your child perform better in school

Sleep is vital to our well-being at any age, but particularly crucial for school-age children. Sleep deprivation affects every aspect of a child’s life, from friends and family relationships to school performance and daily behavior. Roughly one third of children ages four months to 17 years get less sleep than they need. Without adequate sleep, …

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Is your child sensitive to touch, sounds, sights and smells?

Our sensory systems include touch (tactile), sound (auditory), taste (gustatory), smell (olfactory) and sight (visual). When all of these systems are working together and balancing the world around them, children can adapt to daily changes and feel great! But what happens to a child when these systems are not working together? This is what we …

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Running low on baby formula? Safe substitutions and alternatives

What’s a parent to do when their usual baby formula is in short supply? Changing any aspects of your infant’s diet can be scary, and with good reason—your baby needs a diet rich in certain nutrients to keep growing strong and healthy. It’s important to be cautious when making any changes to your infant’s diet. …

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School shooting aftermath: How to help your children cope with tragedy

In the wake of a tragedy like a mass casualty event at a school, you as the adult loved one responsible for a child or children in your life may be wondering how you can support them and how to explain (or if you should explain) what has happened. Know that you are not alone …

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