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If Your Teenager is spending countless hours posting and scrolling on social media, here’s some reassurance

August 28, 2017 • Current Issue, Expert AdviceComments (0)

I’m sure most parents are at least somewhat familiar with the various social media platforms (Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter) into which their teens invest a seemingly inordinate amount of energy and focus. I’m equally confident that many moms and dads likely view texting and posting selfies as a waste of time. Social media was invented for [&hellip...

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Swimming Safety

March 26, 2017 • Expert AdviceComments (0)

Whether it’s a pool, lake or ocean, kids love to make a splash. But before you cannonball into the water, plan ahead and keep in mind important safety tips. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 10 people die of accidental...

Kids Behaving Badly. Is Your Child Out of Control?

March 26, 2017 • Expert AdviceComments (0)

As I write this, I am thinking of one poor mom (let’s call her Sarah) whose daughter, Kaitlin (her name is also changed) was in my son’s first grade class. In the early part of the school year, her 6-year-old was often openly defiant and disobedient...

Taking a Shot at Calming Needle Fears

October 28, 2016 • Expert Advice, November 2016Comments (0)

No doubt the very thought of getting a shot can cause a child to have a meltdown in the doctor’s office. Even the very sight of needles can make the toughest moms and dads squirm. Kids tend to fear getting shots once they realize and understand that the...

The Importance of Vaccinations for Children of All Ages

August 29, 2016 • Expert Advice, September 2016Comments (0)

Whether you have a newborn or toddler or school age children, it is important to make sure that your children ages 0 to 18 are up-to-date with their vaccinations. With back to school and fall just around the corner, knowing whether or not your child is in...

Swimming Safety

August 29, 2016 • Expert Advice, September 2016Comments (0)

Whether it’s a pool, lake or ocean, kids love to make a splash. But before you cannonball into the water, plan ahead and keep in mind important safety tips. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 10 people die of accidental...

Beating the Summer Ear Infection

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, Expert Advice, HealthComments (0)

(HINT: WATCH OUT FOR WATER, TINY OBJECTS AND, YES, BUGS) Unlike the ear infection that is caused by a cold or fl u, the summer ear infection, caused by swimming and foreign objects making their way into your child’s ear, is quite different and requires...

Summer Swimming Safety

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, Expert AdviceComments (0)

Whether it’s a pool, lake or ocean, summer is the time to make a splash. But before you cannonball into the water, plan ahead and keep in mind important safety tips. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 10 people die of...

I Wish I Would Have Thought Of (Before Sending My Child Off to Kindergarten)

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, Expert AdviceComments (0)

Every mom I know has experienced more than a little nervousness when sending their child off to kindergarten – whether their son or daughter is preparing for their first-ever classroom experience or they are more “seasoned” schoolgoers having been to...

SOY It’s not just for vegetarians anymore!

April 2, 2016 • 2016, April 2016, Expert Advice, FoodComments (0)

By Debbie James Soy is heart healthy, low in saturated fat and provides high-quality protein. The type of fat from soy doesn’t contribute to blood cholesterol and eating enough soy protein actually helps lower high cholesterol levels. It is the most...