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Helping kids stay social while physical distancing

Spending time with friends is an important part of life for most children. Whether your child is a preschooler, elementary schooler, tween or teen, physical distancing can bring about feelings of isolation and loneliness. These ideas can help add some “normal” back into this abnormal time. Plenty of ideas and activities can be appropriate for …

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This Household Cleaning Product Can Be Dangerous for Children Under the Age of 5

If you’re using the new laundry packets that dissolve quickly into the washing machine, here’s a message you need to share with your kids: Don’t eat it! That’s because these colorful, squishy packets are poisonous. Even though your kids might think they look like candy or a toy, swallowing these packets could result in a trip …

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ADHD in Children: Are You Looking for the Right Signs?

When it comes to your children, you always want the best for them in every way—from success to health. But sometimes, things don’t always go as planned. Between getting them ready for school to working on homework, attention spans for active little ones can be short. So when should you start to worry that their …

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5 strategies for feeding picky eaters over the holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a fun time for food and family, but when a child in your family has difficulty with eating or drinking, it can make the holidays rather stressful. Pressure from family, new foods and smells, and holiday traditions that surround food can all contribute to battles for children who are …

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Helping children cope with grief

Today is Children’s Grief Awareness Day, a day to recognize the impact that a death can bring to a child’s life. It is an opportunity for us to acknowledge and support the grieving children in our communities and in our personal lives. Adults often have misconceptions about children’s grief. Because children continue to play and …

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Breastfeeding Your Newborn: Common Questions Answered

There are many health benefits of breastfeeding your newborn that can improve the quality of health for both mother and baby, yet the benefits are often misunderstood. So what are the need-to-knows about breast milk? Erin Hamilton-Spence, M.D., a neonatologist on the medical staff at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth sat down with CBS-11 …

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More to Sibling Rivalry: Greater Health Concerns Among First-borns

Do you have brothers or sisters? If so, you know all about sibling rivalry. At some point along the way, you probably realized that the oldest usually finds a way to come out on top. While being the first-born may have its perks, when it comes to your health, it also may have some big …

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How Gardening Can Enhance Your Child’s Senses

As summer approaches, here are some outdoor activities that can help any toddler, preschooler or the “picky eater” of the family to learn more about how our fruits and veggies grow, look, feel and taste. Learning through gardening has been one of the most powerful tools parents can share with their children to develop healthy …

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Food and Skin Allergies Becoming More Common in Children

Allergies are on the rise, and I’m not talking about the allergies related to the outdoors that are so prevalent this time of the year. Food and skin allergies among children have skyrocketed over the past decade according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control out today. The big mystery is why are …

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

I was talking to a friend the other day and she was telling me that her sister-in-law’s son was having some problems and she asked me if I had any ideas. After further questioning it seemed we had a sensory integration issue going on here. She asked some really great questions on strategies to make …

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